In technical analysis of securities trading the stochastic oscillator is a momentum indicator that uses support and resistance levels. Dr George Lane developed this indicator in the late 1950s. The term stochastic refers to the point of a current price in relation to its price range over a period of time. This method attempts to predict price turning points by comparing the closing price of a security to its price range.
Calculation: Stochastic Oscillator:
1) %K = (Current Close - Lowest Low)/(Highest High - Lowest Low) * 100;
2) %D = 3-day SMA of %K Lowest Low = lowest low for the look-back period Highest High = highest high for the look-back period %K is multiplied by 100 to move the decimal point two places;
PROFILE: Maca (MLD.AX)
Stock Exchange: ASX
Ticker Codes: | MLD.AX | ASX:MLD |
MACA Limited operates as a mining, civil construction, and road infrastructure company in Australia and Brazil. The company offers loading and hauling services; and drilling and blasting services, including production drilling and blasting for surface mining operations or quarries, pre-split drilling, contour drilling and pioneering, blast hole sample drilling, probe drilling, pre-split and final wall blasting, drill and blast design, blasting solutions for civil construction, and controlled blasting. It also provides crushing and screening services to deliver tailored screening and sizing solutions, as well as materials handling solutions. In addition, the company offers civil road and infrastructure asset management and maintenance services, including roads construction and maintenance, design and construction of bridges, and parks and gardens management services, as well as vegetation management, verge work, heavy lifts and safety barrier, and specialist services to government organizations. MACA Limited was incorporated in 2002 and is headquartered in Welshpool, Australia.
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