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Stochastic Oscillator Indicator

The Stochastic Oscillator Technical Indicator compares where a security's price closed relative to its price range over a given time period.  The "raw" value is referred to as %K.  It is raw because it is calculated directly from the price and not smoothed.  The raw value is very volatile, so it is typically smoothed (through a moving average).  This smoothed value is called %D.  A long signal occurs when the fast line crosses under the slow line below a reading of 20.  A sell or short sell signal occurs when the fast line crosses over the slow line above a reading of 80.

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Stochastic Oscillator Developer Help

Stochastic %K (Fast)

Stochastic %D (Slow)

Stochastic RSI