We use a range of cookies to give you the best possible browsing experience. By continuing to use this website, you agree to our use of cookies.
You can learn more about our cookie policy here, or by following the link at the bottom of any page on our site.

Free Trading Guides
EUR/USD
Bearish
Low
High
of clients are net long.
of clients are net short.
Long Short

Note: Low and High figures are for the trading day.

Data provided by
GBP/USD
Bullish
Low
High
of clients are net long.
of clients are net short.
Long Short

Note: Low and High figures are for the trading day.

Data provided by
USD/JPY
Mixed
Low
High
of clients are net long.
of clients are net short.
Long Short

Note: Low and High figures are for the trading day.

Data provided by
Gold
Bullish
Oil - US Crude
Bullish
Low
High
of clients are net long.
of clients are net short.
Long Short

Note: Low and High figures are for the trading day.

Data provided by
Bitcoin
Bearish
More View more
Real Time News
  • #EURCHF Showing Signs of Bottoming Out: Where is it Heading? https://www.dailyfx.com/forex/technical/article/special_report/2020/01/22/EURCHF-Showing-Signs-of-Bottoming-Out-Where-is-it-Heading.html
  • Why financial market traders must monitor both monetary and fiscal policy? Find out from @MartinSEssex here: https://t.co/Fkzk88Y5gm https://t.co/925P5uspMg
  • ❗ Heads Up ❗ I will be covering tomorrow's Australian jobs report and the outlook for the Australian Dollar starting at 00:15 GMT on Thursday. Signup for the session below! $AUDUSD $AUDJPY $AUDCAD $AUDNZD - https://t.co/vZonusSFKl
  • IG Client Sentiment Update: Our data shows the vast majority of traders in Ripple are long at 97.34%, while traders in Germany 30 are at opposite extremes with 82.36%. See the summary chart below and full details and charts on DailyFX: https://www.dailyfx.com/sentiment https://t.co/ZPq0ljlzKe
  • Forex Update: As of 05:00, these are your best and worst performers based on the London trading schedule: 🇪🇺EUR: 0.01% 🇬🇧GBP: -0.00% 🇦🇺AUD: -0.07% 🇨🇦CAD: -0.10% 🇨🇭CHF: -0.11% 🇯🇵JPY: -0.15% View the performance of all markets via https://www.dailyfx.com/forex-rates#currencies https://t.co/bJhUPVJqTa
  • Indices Update: As of 05:00, these are your best and worst performers based on the London trading schedule: Germany 30: 0.44% Wall Street: 0.43% US 500: 0.41% France 40: 0.35% View the performance of all markets via https://www.dailyfx.com/forex-rates#indices https://t.co/r4xNYs4vlg
  • Have you joined @DailyFX @facebook group yet? Discuss your #forex strategies and brush up on your skills with us here: https://t.co/jtY1G7g8yx https://t.co/rGRzQtgtOb
  • Missed my webinar? See the recording and a bullet point summary of the main topics discussed: - #WEF2020 - EU-US #Tradewar tensions - IMF World Economic Outlook unpacked - Key data to watch for the week ahead - Biggest risks facing the global economy https://www.dailyfx.com/forex/market_alert/2020/01/22/Japanese-Yen--Gold-Prices-May-Retreat-on-Davos-Forum.html
  • The Canadian Dollar and Australian Dollar outlook may favor the downside based on positioning signals. This is as USD/CAD faces the BoC while AUD/USD awaits Australia’s jobs report $USDCAD $AUDUSD #BoC - https://www.dailyfx.com/forex/fundamental/article/special_report/2020/01/22/Canadian-Dollar-Australian-Dollar-Outlook-Positioning-Hints-Lower.html?CHID=9 https://t.co/lmdXFoEPIp
  • The Japanese Yen has faded into 2020 as market risk appetite has held up and hit demand for haven assets. $USDJPY now challenges a key medium-term downtrend, but hasn’t topped it yet.Get your market update from @DavidCottleFX here:https://t.co/4X6vgCgkB7 https://t.co/cEUZlD8FoF
Fast Stochastics vs Slow Stochastics

Fast Stochastics vs Slow Stochastics

2011-07-29 18:23:00
Richard Krivo, Trading Instructor
Share:

One of the most widely used indicators is Stochastics. A question that is oftentimes asked in our live sessions is what is the difference between Slow and Fast Stochastics.

Below is a Daily chart of the USDCHF with both a Slow and Fast Stochastic indicator on it…Slow Stochastics above and Fast Stochastics below.

Fast Stochastics vs Slow Stochastics

In principle, the trading rules are the same...a cross above 80 with a close below 80 indicates that momentum on the pair is bearish...to the downside. Conversely, a cross below 20 with a close above 20 indicates bullish momentum.We would advocate the use of the Slow Stochastics from the standpoint that it is more "readable" since it does not react as dramatically to each price action movement, be it major or minor, that the pair may have. As can be seen on the chart below, Fast Stochastics is much more sensitive to price action and, as such, is often used by shorter term traders.Keep in mind that oscillators such as Stochastics will not “predict” trends. Rather they indicate momentum based on price action. A trader will identify the trend on the Daily chart and then use an oscillator like Stochastics to time their entry in the direction of the trend on the Daily chart when momentum is shown as being in that direction.So if the daily trend on a pair is bearish as it is on this USDCHF pair, a trader using Stochastics to enter the trade, would enter a short position when Stochastics had been above 80 and then closed below 80.

Next: What you need to know about overbought and oversold (47 of 63)

Previous: How to Trade with Stochastic Oscillator

DailyFX provides forex news and technical analysis on the trends that influence the global currency markets.

DISCLOSURES

News & Analysis at your fingertips.