The stochastic oscillator, developed by George Lane, presents the location of the closing price of a stock in relation to the high and low range of the price of a stock over a period of time. Lane has said that the stochastic oscillator does not follow price or volume or anything similar. He indicates that the oscillator follows the speed or momentum of price.
Traditionally, readings over 80 are considered in the overbought range, and readings under 20 are considered oversold. Please note that, very strong trends can maintain overbought or oversold conditions for an extended period and traders should look to changes in the stochastic oscillator for clues about future trend shifts. It is advised to check the higher timeframe of your trading timeframe and see where you are in the “big picture”
Signal crosses, intersection of stochastic and its signal line is considered to be a signal that a reversal may be in the works
Divergence between the stochastic oscillator and trending price action is also seen as an important reversal signal
Lane also reveals in interviews that, as a rule, the momentum or speed of the price of a stock changes before the price changes itself. In this way, the stochastic oscillator can be used to foreshadow reversals when the indicator reveals bullish or bearish divergences. This signal is the first, and arguably the most important, trading signal Lane identified.
What is Stochastic X ?
Stochastic X, is essentially an indicator of an indicator, providing stochastic calculation to some of well known indicators, such as RSI, MFI, OBV, etc. This means that it is a measure of selected specific indicator relative to its own high/low range over a user defined period of time.
Features of Stoch X
1- Displays Stoch of and indicator plus a companion indicator (companion display can be disabled from user dialog box)
Stoch Source plus PMA, where Source is close price and PMA refers to Price Distance to its Moving Average (for further details you may check my study of Price Distance to its MA by DGT, and different application of distance concept available with “MACD-X, More Than MACD" And “P-MACD”)
Stoch RSI plus RSI, Stoch RSI, developed by Tushar Chande and Stanley Kroll, is a build-in indicator available on Trading View, where Stoch X adds RSI as a companion indicator to Stoch RSI
Stoch MFI and MFI, where MFI is Money Flow Index, measures buying and selling pressure through analyzing both price and volume
Stoch OBV + VO, Where OBV is On Balance Volume, is a momentum indicator that measures positive and negative volume flow. VO stands for Volume Oscillator which aims to confirm a market turnaround or trend reversal
Stoch EWO + EWO, EWO stands for Elliott Wave Oscillator
By default the threshold levels are indicated and are displayed differently for the regular Stoch or Stoch RSI. Overbought band (70-80), oversold band (20-30) and middle line (0) are emphasized
Warning: Centered Oscillators base line is moved from 0 to 50 to better suit with Stoch X, which is applied to PMA, VO and EWO
2- Can be plotted along with Stoch in the same window using the same scaling
To avoid misinterpreting the area between Stoch X and its Signal Line is highlighted automatically in case Stoch is selected to be plotted
3- Squeeze Indicator added as Add-on in the bottom of the Stoch X
During volatile market conditions the stochastic oscillator has been known to produce false signals. One way to help with this is to take the price trend as a filter, or basic chart pattern analysis can help to identify major, underlying trends and increase the Stoch X's accuracy.
This study implements Squeeze Indicator to help and add additional insight for filtering false signals. Blue diamond shapes indicates the squeeze release, that is volatility increased and according to momentum direction the buy/sell possibility can be considered. Orange ones displays consolidation periods, that is low volatility and the market is assumed to be in squeeze and no trade is recommended. in this phase.
Disclaimer: Trading success is all about following your trading strategy and the indicators should fit within your trading strategy, and not to be traded upon solely
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* Removed 'Stoch Close + PMA' and 'Stoch EWO + EWO'
* Added 'Stoch RVI + RVI' and 'Stoch DPR + DPR', where RVI is Relative Volatility Index and DRP is Demark Pressure Ratio
* Added tooltips
Some other study references
Squeeze Momentum Indicator : Squeeze-Momentum-Indicator
Ocsillators (15 different ocsillator) : Ocsillators-Overlay
RSI (VolX) : Relative-Strength-of-Volume-Indicators
On Balance Volume, Overlay : OnBalanceVolume
Logistic Map Application : Logistic-RSI-STOCH-ROC-AO
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