Stochastic Momentum Index
Posted by Mohammad Rahhal, Last modified by Moath Shareef on 18 August 2020 02:17 PM

The Stochastic Momentum Index, developed by William Blau, first appeared in the January 1993 issue of Stocks & Commodities magazine. This indicator plots the closeness relative to the midpoint of the recent high/low range.

The Stochastic Momentum Index has two components: %K and %D. %K is most often displayed as a solid line and %D is often shown as a dotted line. The most widely used method for interpreting the Stochastic Momentum Index is to buy when either component raises above 40 or sell when either component falls below 40. Another way to interpret the Stochastic Momentum Index is to buy when %K raises above %D, and conversely, sell when %K falls below %D.

str Symbol
int %K Periods
int %K Smoothing
int %K Double Smoothing
int %D Periods
int Moving Average Type
int %D Moving Average Type

The most commonly used arguments are 13 for %K periods, 25 for %K smoothing, 2 for %K double smoothing, and 9 for %D periods.

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