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When used on its own, the Stochastic is merely a complimentary tool used to confirm signals from other indicators. However, when two Stochastic indicators with different settings meet each other, they turn into a powerful analysis tool. Dual Stochastic Trade is a strategy based on the use of two Stochastic Oscillators with different settings. Read the full article to learn more about this strategy and how to use it in trading.

The Stochastic (just as most other technical analysis tools) can be found in the bottom-left corner of the trade room under the ‘Indicators’ button. Dual Stochastic relies on the use of two off-chart Stochastic Oscillators. Overbought and oversold levels for both of them are set at 80% and 20%. For the first indicator, the settings are as following: Period K — 21, Smoothing — 10, Period D — 4. When the first Stochastic indicator is active, you can do the same for the second one but change Period K, Smoothing and Period Dvalues to 5, 2 and 2 respectively. What you will get in the end will look like this:

Two Stochastic Oscillators with different settings

Now, to the trading techniques. When trading in accordance with Dual Stochastic, traders are looking for a strong trend. They then wait for Stochastic indicators to be at the opposite extremes (when one of them is in the overbought zone, the other has to be in the oversold position, and vice versa). When it happens, the trend can be expected to continue moving in the previously observed direction.

An entry point as determined by Dual Stochastic

A 20-period EMA can be used as a confirmation. When the candle first crosses on the other side of the moving average (remember that we are talking about a strong trend, all candles are expected to be on one side of the EMA) and then retraces back, a confirmation is received.

Two entry points estimated by the strategy

This strategy may sound simple, yet it will definitely take some time to master. Dual Stochastic can benefit from other technical analysis tools and indicators, namely: support/resistance levels, round numbers, Fibonacci retracement and candlestick patterns. When using this or any other strategy, please remember that no algorithm is 100% accurate and that it is always wise to test complex trading systems before you adopt them and make them a part of your trading strategy.

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