Selfgrowth.com new articles - How to use Stochastic Oscillator in forex trading automated

Forex is the largest currency trading market and is widely traded by Banks, government and large financial company. The major currencies are United State Dollar, Europe Euro, Great Britain Pound and Swiss Franc. There are basically 2 type of trading, fundamental and technical trading. For technical trading, commonly using indicator using Moving average, High and Lows and Stochastic Oscillator.

Stochastic Oscillator is widely used in stock trading also. Similar to Forex trading, this indicator comes with two relative factor, %K and %D. This indicator shows momentum over a number of periods with closeness relative with current Close price with High and Low difference, which is also the support and resistance level.

%K


This is the duration of the number of periods to calculate to gauge the momentum of the price movement. Default setting is 14 periods. And the formula is to take current close minus lowest low through out the 14 periods, divide by highest high difference lowest low and multiply by 100. This in a way uses the highest resistance and lowest support, using current close price to gauge the level of momentum in percentage of the larges difference between the resistance and support.

%D

This is the simple moving average line that is plotted alongside %K and act as a signal trigger line. This is default 3 days, which show the fast movement of the price signal within the last 3 periods. This in turn complete with the slow %K which show momentum over longer 14 periods.
Over brought or Over sold

The stochastic oscillator as express in 100 has 2 level of indicator at 20 and 80 which show significant over brought and over sold situation. At levels more then 80, the currency is showing a trend of price near the resistance level and with %D changing or cross the %K line and went downwards, show a sign of currency moving from over brought to trending down. This crossing act as a trigger to enter a Sell trade on prediction that the currency to go downwards. Similar to level below 20, the situation is over sold, witch %D crossing %K, the prediction is the currency to go upwards thus triggering a Buy trade.

Midway 50 level

The 50 level also mark the trending half way point or beginning of a currency trend. If the direction of %D and %K points in the same direction and both cross the 50 level markings, prediction are set for the currency to continue in the trend, thus triggering a Buy/Sell trade respectively. This is particularly useful when the currency has been over brought or over sold for a relative period of time and it show sign of weakening trend or strong momentum against opposite flow.

Slope of %D and %K

The slope of %D and %K can be visually or calculated using gradient. The slope of %D against $K at convergent indicate the trend is growing strong. The slope at parallel means the trend is steady. And the slope of %D and %K at divergent indicate trend is weakening. Many traders did not realize this, but if you observe the change slope of this 2, you can find highly reliable triggers to buy or sell trades when trending or currency is going sideways.

In addition, you can use stochastic with visual support and resistance indicator at larger timeframe. If you using 15 minutes chart, try visually check the 1hour chart and you may find some trend following or reversal at support and resistance level. This will increase your success in Forex Trading significantly.


source http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/how-to-use-stochastic-oscillator-in-forex-trading-automated


The first new book in a generation to focus on the practical applications of trading with oscillators

Oscillators are an essential group of indicators that futures, options, and stock traders have embraced to reveal turning points in flat markets. In this pioneering book, Mark Etzkorn, Associate Editor of Futures magazine, comprehensively discusses the purposes and uses of such important oscillators as stochastic, momentum, Elder-Ray, Williams %R, among many others, then focuses on Relative Strength Index (RSI), one of today's most popular oscillators. Etzkorn reveals how RSI measures the internal strength of a security, how to calculate it, and how to use it to make better decisions about accepting or rejecting particular market signals. Moreover, he demonstrates how investors can adapt, modify, and apply RSI across different market conditions and time periods, and combine it with other indicators, including Contrary Application and Tom De Mark's concept of duration.

MARK ETZKORN (Chicago, Illinois) is Senior Editor of Futures magazine, where he focuses on technical analysis and trading software. He has worked in the futures and options industry as a trader and broker at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and The Board of Trade Clearing Corporation

 Trading with Oscillators: Pinpointing Market Extremes -- Theory and Practice (Wiley Trader's Exchange) 



No comments:

Post a Comment

Top Forex Automated Trading Expert Advisor (EA)


Forex EAROI (Monthly)Profit FactorMax Draw DownS3 ScoresStar RatingAlexa.com
FAP Turbo207%31.770.32%280 points5 starsRank 31,123
GPS Forex Robot28%3.935.68%260 points4 starsRank 283,290
Forex MegaDroid19.8%NANA250 points4 starsRank 72,310
Leo Trader Pro32%2.855.84%250 points4 starsRank 213,570
Forex BulletProof11%1.3219%250 points4 starsRank 309,467
Million Dollar Pips925%2.132.58%240 points4 starsRank 75,635
Forex Growth Bot148%1.669.05%190 points3 starsRank 214,229
Forex Over Drive5.8%NA21%190 points3 starsRank 453,393

Fully editable *.mq4 files that compile successfully with no errors (3MB zip file with 200+ EA codes. Including 40+ strategies from the Strategy Book. You can download the Free Strategy Book by joining my email newsletter on the right side of this website. Click "Buy Now" to make payment and instant down the Best Forex Ranking Cook Book at USD $79 (One time payment only) Click here for more info

Please inform me if unable to purchase or download (send to sngerge@gmail.com)