What period to set On Intraday Stochastics

Discussion in 'Technical Analysis' started by arthus, Dec 10, 2003.

  1. arthus


    Hey. I'm trying to find a nice period of Stochastics to trade the NQ on Intraday charts.
    What would be a reliable period to use.
    Or what do you take into account when you are trying to set an Stochastic period.

  2. How do you want to use/interpret it? Some people use it for divergence and some for the %k/%d crossover for entrance. I've found a longer term works better for crossover because less whipsawing. A shorter one works better for divergence intraday I think for divergence because it's more sensitive.
    As for myself I use the default esignal slow stochastics and use it for divergence. I hope his helps.
  3. madf


    I use both 14,3,3 exponential and 38,9,9 expeonential on a 1 minute chart with SLOWD only coloured red/blue depending on whether going up or down..

    If both going up, up, both down , Down and mixed? look at MACD.
    See attached chart..
  4. Look up the thread, the Stochastics indicator.