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: Westgold Resources (WGX.AX)
Stock Exchange: ASX
Company: Westgold Resources
Ticker Codes: | WGX.AX | ASX:WGX |
Westgold Resources Limited engages in the exploration, development, mining, and treatment of gold assets in Western Australia. The company's principal assets include the Higginsville gold project, South Kalgoorlie gold project, Central Murchison gold project, Fortnum gold project, and Rover project. It also explores for iron oxide, copper, lead, zinc, and silver deposits. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Perth, Australia.
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