Ultimate Oscillator

What is the definition of Ultimate Oscillator?

The oscillator is a technical analysis oscillator developed by Larry Williams based on a notion of buying or selling "pressure" represented by where a day's closing price falls within the day's true range. An oscillator that attempts to combine information for several different time periods into one number. Three different time periods are used: 7, 14 & 28 days.

Williams had specific criteria for a buy or sell signal. A buy signal occurs when:

  • Bullish divergence between price and the oscillator is observed, meaning prices make new lows but the oscillator doesn't
  • During the divergence the oscillator has fallen below 30.
  • The oscillator then rises above its high during the divergence, i.e. the high in between the two lows. The buy trigger is the rise through that high.

Stockopedia explains Ultimate Oscillator...

Larry Williams developed the ultimate oscillator as a way to account for the problems experienced in most oscillators when used over different lengths of time.



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