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Slow stochastics


[spctk,spctd] = spctkd(fastpctk,fastpctd)
[spctk,spctd] = spctkd([fastpctk fastpctd])
[spctk,spctd] = spctkd(fastpctk,fastpctd,dperiods,dmamethod)
[spctk,spctd] = spctkd([fastpctk fastpctd], dperiods, dmamethod)
skdts = spctkd(tsobj)
skdts = spctkd(tsobj,dperiods,dmamethod)
skdts = spctkd(tsobj,dperiods,dmamethod,'ParameterName',ParameterValue, ...)



Fast stochastic F%K (vector).


Fast stochastic F%D (vector).


(Optional) %D periods. Default = 3.


(Optional) %D moving average method. Default = 'e' (exponential).


Financial time series object.


[spctk,spctd] = spctkd(fastpctk,fastpctd) calculates the slow stochastics S%K and S%D. spctk and spctd are column vectors representing the respective slow stochastics. The inputs must be single column-oriented vectors containing the fast stochastics F%K and F%D.

[spctk,spctd] = spctkd([fastpctk fastpctd]) accepts a two-column matrix as input. The first column contains the fast stochastic F%K values, and the second contains the fast stochastic F%D values.

[spctk,spctd] = spctkd(fastpctk,fastpctd,dperiods,dmamethod) calculates the slow stochastics, S%K and S%D, using the value of dperiods to set the number of periods and dmamethod to indicate the moving average method. The inputs fastpctk and fastpctk must contain the fast stochastics, F%K and F%D, in column orientation. spctk and spctd are column vectors representing the respective slow stochastics.

Valid moving average methods for %D are exponential ('e'), triangular ('t'), and modified ('m'). See tsmovavg for explanations of these methods.

[spctk,spctd] = spctkd([fastpctk fastpctd],dperiods,dmamethod) accepts a two-column matrix rather than two separate vectors. The first column contains the F%K values, and the second contains the F%D values.

skdts = spctkd(tsobj) calculates the slow stochastics, S%K and S%D. tsobj must contain the fast stochastics, F%K and F%D, in data series named PercentK and PercentD. The skdts output is a financial time series object with the same dates as tsobj. Within tsobj the two series SlowPctK and SlowPctD represent the respective slow stochastics.

skdts = spctkd(tsobj,dperiods,dmamethod) lets you specify the length and the method of the moving average used to calculate S%D values.

skdts = spctkd(tsobj,dperiods,dmamethod,'ParameterName',ParameterValue, ...) accepts parameter name/parameter value pairs as input. These pairs specify the name(s) for the required data series if it is different from the expected default name(s). Valid parameter names are

  • KName: F%K series name

  • DName: F%D series name

Parameter values are the character vectors that represent the valid parameter names.


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This example shows how to calculate the slow stochastics for Disney stock and plot the results.

load disney.mat
dis_FastStoch = fpctkd(dis); 
dis_SlowStoch = spctkd(dis_FastStoch);
title('Slow Stochastics for Disney')


Achelis, Steven B. Technical Analysis from A to Z. Second Edition. McGraw-Hill, 1995, pp. 268–271.

Introduced before R2006a

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