Slow Stochastic
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    Slow Stochastic

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    Slow Stochastic is a momentum oscillator that measures the market strength by comparing the closing price of a security with its price range over period of time. The oscillator is bounded to the range from 0 to +100 and is consisted of two lines: SlowK, derived out of Fast Stochastic by applying 3-day Simple Moving Average (SMA) to its FastK plot, and its smoothed version SlowD. Crossover of SlowK and SlowD with overbought/oversold levels generates sell (above 80) and buy (below 20) signals respectively.

    %K = [ (C - L) / (H - L) ] * 100
    SlowK = MA(%K)
    SlowD = MA(SlowK)

    %K – FastK
    C – the most recent closing price
    L – the Lowest price during period
    H – the Highest price during period
    MA – Moving Average

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    KPeriodThe number of bars used to calculate FastK
    DPeriodThe number of bars used to calculate SlowD
    OverboughtThe price to fix the overbought level at
    OversoldThe price to fix the oversold level at
    The following Moving Average types are available for calculations:
    • Simple. Simple Moving Average (SMA) is used in calculation.
    • Wilders. Wilders Smoothing is used in calculation.
    • Weighted. Weighted Moving Average (WMA) is used in calculation.
    • Exponential. Exponential Moving Average (EMA) is used in calculation.


    The plot renders the data you are working with on the chart. You can show/hide a plot by clicking the corresponding item in the settings. Every plot has a set of basic settings that you can change: color, weight, and type.

    SlowKThe SlowK plot
    SlowDThe SlowD plot
    OverBoughtThe overbought level
    OverSoldThe oversold level

    Click the color rectangle under the plot's name to open the palette. Use the slider at the bottom to set the opacity of the color.


    To create a custom color:

    1. Clickto open the color picker
    2. By using the slider at the bottom, adjust the main color
    3. Then, set a shade for the main color on the palette

    The custom-created colors are added to your palette. To remove a custom color, drag it out of the palette.

    Change the value (in px) to adjust the thickness of the plot.
    The following plot types are available:
    • Linear. The plot is displayed as a line.
    • Column. The plot is displayed as a histogram.
    • DifferenceThe plot is displayed as a line which represents the difference between High and Low prices of the bar.
    • PointsThe plot is displayed as points.
    • Text above candleThe plot is displayed as the price labels above candles on the chart.
    • Text below candleThe plot is displayed as the price labels below candles on the chart.
    • Triangle above candleThe plot is displayed as triangles above candles on the chart.
    • Color candle. The candles on candle-type charts are highlighted with specified colors.


    Check Overlaying to display the indicator on the chart. Otherwise, the indicator is shown in a study pane down below.

    Note: To reset the settings, click Restore to Default next to the SETTINGS: INDICATOR'S TITLE