# stochastic formation

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george1234:
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It's not clear what exactly you want. So I believe it will not be possible to help you with more "details"...
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Malacarne:
It's not clear what exactly you want. So I believe it will not be possible to help you with more "details"...
Maybe this is a stochastic answer question!
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Stochastic

newdigital, 2013.07.18 16:54

Stochastics gives its strongest sell signal when the two moving averages that comprise it have first been above 80 and then close below the 80 level. The strongest buying signal is given when the two moving averages have first been below 20 and then close above 20.

Ideally, we should use Stochastics, and any other indicator for that matter, only to take trades in the direction of the Daliy trend. So if a trader determines that a pair is in an uptrend, they would then consult Stochastics to time their entry after Stochastics has been below 20 and then closed above the 20 level. In a downtrend, such as we have on the Daily chart of the USDCHF below, they would look for Stochastics to have been above 80 and then close below it for the signal to sell the pair.

See the chart below for an example of this :

For Stochastics to close below 80 in a downtrend or above 20 in an uptrend is a much stronger signal than if Stochastics simply goes above or below those levels during the course of the time that the candle is open.

For example, let's say that a trader is using a 1 hour chart. When that 1 hour candle closes at the end of the hour, the trader can check Stochastics to see if the two moving averages were above 20 or below 80 after the close occurred. That will confirm that the indicator did indeed close above or below the requisite level.

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Stochastic

newdigital, 2013.07.19 09:16

Slow Stochastics versus Fast Stochastics :

Developed by George C. Lane in the late 1950s, the Stochastic Oscillator is a momentum indicator that shows the location of the current close relative to the high/low range over a certain number of periods.

New traders typically want to know the difference between Fast Stochastics and Slow Stochastics. They also want to know whether the typical default settings of 5,5 (Fast Stochastics) or 5,5,5 (Slow Stochastics) as seen in most charting packages developed for FX are better or worse than the typical default settings of 14,3 (Fast Stochastics) or 14,3,3 (Slow Stochastics) seen in stock and futures charting packages.

First of all, the difference between Fast Stochastics and Slow Stochastics is just a moving average.

When calculating Fast Stochastics using the values of 5 and 5, the first “5” is the raw value for Stochastics, while the second “5” is a 5-period moving average of the first “5”. When using Slow Stochastics, the first two 5’s are the same as with the Fast Stochastics, with the third “5” being a moving average of the second “5”. Yes, that’s right, a moving average of the moving average. This slows the movement of the indicator down even further, hence the name of Slow Stochastics.

By slowing the movement of the indicator down, we will see fewer signals to buy or sell on the chart, but they should be more reliable signals. By using a larger value in calculating the raw value of Stochastics, we slow the indicator down even more. This is why I recommend to traders using FX charts to use the Slow Stochastics with values of 15,5,5. This combination offers fairly reliable signals that can offer solid entries into trading opportunities. The chart below shows the difference between Fast Stochastics with values of 5,5 compared to Slow Stochastics with values of 15,5,5.

You can see how much easier it is to identify the signals using the Slow Stochastics. Being able to use the technical tool effectively is most of the battle. By keeping things simple and consistent, we should start to see consistent results in our trading.

As with all indicators, entering a trade only when the indicator generates an entry that is in the direction of the trend can result in a higher probability of success.

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Market Condition Evaluation based on standard indicators in Metatrader 5

newdigital, 2013.02.12 16:44

I promissed here to describe something about divergence. yes, it is related to this thread  Market Condition Evaluation based on standard indicators in Metatrader 5

We can write about divergence from the following sources:

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Stochastic

newdigital, 2013.06.01 18:29

Feel free to add or write any comments concerning this indicator about how to use it inside trading systes, how to trade using this indicator and so on.

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Sto.chas.tic (sto kas'tik) adj. 2. Math. designating a process having an infinite progression of jointly distributed random variables.

--- Webster's New World Dictionary

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Stochastic is default/standard indicator in Metatrader 5 and it is located right here (look at the image):

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From Achelis "Technical Analysis from A to Z" :

Interpretation

The Stochastic Oscillator is displayed as two lines. The main line is called "%K." The second line, called "%D," is a moving average of %K. The %K line is usually displayed as a solid line and the %D line is usually displayed as a dotted line.

There are several ways to interpret a Stochastic Oscillator. Three popular methods include:

1. Buy when the Oscillator (either %K or %D) falls below a specific level (e.g., 20) and then rises above that level. Sell when the Oscillator rises above a specific level (e.g., 80) and then falls below that level.

2. Buy when the %K line rises above the %D line and sell when the %K line falls below the %D line.

Look for divergences. For example, where prices are making a series of new highs and the Stochastic Oscillator is failing to surpass its previous highs.

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More detailed explanation about this indicator we can see from this small article (from MT5 documentation/help file): Stochastic Oscillator

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