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Osi Cycle-Adaptive Slow Stochastics chart

Osi Cycle-Adaptive Slow Stochastics

This indicator is based on the calculation for Slow Stochastics, but the calculation period used, on each bar, is a fixed, user-selectable, factor of the period of the dominant wave as measured on that bar: quarter-wave, half-wave or full-wave.

The user may also elect to use a fixed period, in which case it is no different from the standard Slow Stochastics.

Typical Usage Scenarios

This indicator is used in the same manner as the Slow Stochastics. The real advantage is that the period of calculation is adjusted, depending on the market's dominant cycle. An internet search will show the many ways in which the Slow Stochastics is used, whether as an overbought/oversold oscillator, or as a divergence trading tool.

As is well-known, the Slow Stochastics is just a smoothed version of the Fast Stochastics, so it tends to be a little less noisy. When adjusted to a factor of the dominant wave period, it still shows that smoothing effect, but the delayed effect is minimized.

The Osi Cycle-Adaptive Slow Stochastics chart to the left shows 2 divergences, marked on the chart by the sets of corresponding blue lines. Many traders use such divergences to look for reversals of the recent price action.

The calculation period, and the method (in this case, "Cycle"), are indicated by the information panel at the bottom. The parameter choice is part of the chart label in the upper text; in this case "HalfWave".

Osi Cycle-Adaptive Slow Stochastics parameters picture

Indicator Parameters

  1. Parameters

    Calculation Method

    Method used to determine the period that is used for calculations. This can be the Cycle period, or a fixed period, specified by the user.

    Sampling Period

    Length of the 'Wave Period' used to calculate the plot. This is based on the period of the dominant cycle. The user can select between the full period, half period, and quarter period.

    FixedLookbackPeriod

    If using a fixed period, the Lookback period used for calculations.

    %D period

    Specify the period to be used for calculating %D.

  2. Bar Updates

    Intraday Bar Updates

    Method for calculation updates on intraday timeframes. Will overide any CalculateOnBarClose setting. 'OnClose' will always calculate on bar close; 'Intrabar' will always update periodically, based on the UpdateInterval setting. For non-intraday timeframes, CalculateOnBarClose will always be false.

    Update Interval

    Time interval (in minutes - 1 to 60) at which to update the plot.

    Update Tick Count

    Tick count at which to update the plot intraday, during the interval that updates take place, per the 'Update Interval' setting. Smaller values will mean more updates per time slot. Reduce this value if the plot shows artifacts such as missing areas in the plot.

    Updates Per Bar

    On minute-based charts, the minimum number of updates per 'period value'. Between this and the 'Update Interval', the plot is updated using whichever parameter that causes more frequent updates.

  3. Plot Colors

  4. Information Panel

    Shows an information panel on the chart, showing information about the value of the dominant period, being used for calculating the indicator on the current bar, and how it is being calculated. This period varies, depending on market. action.

 

Price: $197.00

 

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