Slow Stochastic

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The Slow Stochastic function compares the close price of a stock against its price range (high-low) over a specified number of time periods. It is derived by applying a 3-period, simple moving average to the Fast Stochastic line. Applications of Slow Stochastic include the generation of buy and sell signals.

1. Syntax

Slow Stochastic:

SLOSTOC(d0,d1,d2,s0)

Trigger Line:

SLOSTOCTRG(d0,d1,d2,s0)

2. Input

The Slow Stochastic functions require the following input series:

  • d0 - High data values - The first set of data values for which the Slow Stochastic formula is calculated, usually the daily high price of a stock.
  • d1 - Low data values - The second set of data values for which the Slow Stochastic formula is calculated, usually the daily low price of a stock.
  • d2 - Close data values - The third set of data values for which the Slow Stochastic formula is calculated, usually the daily close price of a stock.

3. Parameters

The Slow Stochastic function has the following parameters:

  • s0 - Look Back Period - The number of time periods for determining the overall high and low values. Default value is 14.

4. Output

The SLOSTOC function generates the following output:

  • Slow Stochastic - The Slow Stochastic result set.

The SLOSTOCTRG function generates the following output:

  • Trigger Line - The trigger line is a 3-period, simple moving average that is used to smooth out the Slow Stochastic values.

5. See also

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