How to Calculate the Stochastic Indicator?

Here is the Stochastic Indicator Formula:

%K=(C–H) / (H–L)×100


  • C is the current closing price
  • H is the highest high over the lookback period
  • L is the lowest low over the lookback period

%K is plotted with another quantity, %D. %D is a simple moving average of %K over a defined smoothing period

Use this formula to calculate the Stochastic Indicator.

If your

  • Date is under column A>
  • Open is under column B
  • High is under column C
  • Low is under column D
  • Close is under column E
  • Then in column F

write this formula:

  • =100*(E1-D1) / (C1-D1)

Suppose this is what your data looks like:

data table


This is will be your final result

stochatic chart