Stochastic Divergence Indicator
Stochastic Divergence Indicator Generation III is modern indicator with complex mathematic algorithm (BJF Trading Group innovation). You will see divergenses on the chart and indicator. Arrows painted above/below the open bar and not in the past. You can see when actually you can trade. It is never to late! Signals based on closed bars so the arrows above/below open bar never disappear.
Stochastic - Divergence MT4 Indicator shows fractal divergence by Stochastic indicator . When divergence arises between Stochastic indicator and the price it means forthcoming end of current trend. The signal to buy comes when new Low-fractal is below the previous one, and corresponding Stochastic meaning is above the previous one The signal to sell comes when new Up-fractal is above the previous one and the corresponding Stochastic meaning is below the previous one. The indicator has a lot of customizable settings.
Stochastic Oscillator Explanation
The Stochastic Oscillator Technical Indicator compares where a security’s price closed relative to its price range over a given time period. 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:
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;
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 instance: where prices are making a series of new highs and the Stochastic Oscillator is failing to surpass its previous highs.
The Stochastic Oscillator has three variables:
%K periods (Pk). This is the number of time periods used in %K calculation. By default is 5;
%K Slowing Periods (Sk). This value controls the internal smoothing of %K. A value of 1 is considered a fast stochastic; a value of 3 is considered a slow stochastic. By default is 3;
%D periods (Pd). This is the number of time periods used when calculating a moving average of %K. By default is 3;
The formula for %K is:
%K = 100*SUM (CLOSE - MIN (LOW, Pk), Sk) / SUM (MAX (HIGH, Pk) - MIN (LOW, Pk)), Sk)
CLOSE — is today’s closing price;
MIN (LOW, Pk) — is the lowest low in Pk periods;
MAX (HIGH, Pk) — is the highest high in Pk periods;
SUM (CLOSE - MIN (LOW, Pk), Sk) — amount composed CLOSE - MIN (LOW, Pk) for period Sk;
SUM (MAX (HIGH, Pk) - MIN (LOW, Pk)), Sk) — amount composed HIGH (Pk)) - MIN (LOW, Pk) for period Sk.
The %D moving average is calculated according to the formula:
%D = SMA (%K, Pd)
Pd — is the smoothing period for %K;
SMA — is the Simple Moving Average.