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stochastic

 [sto-kas´tik]
pertaining to a random process; used particularly to refer to a time series of random variables.

stochastic

(stō-kas'tik),
Random.

stochastic

/sto·chas·tic/ (sto-kas´tik) pertaining to a random process, particularly a time series of random variables.

stochastic

adjective Referring to a random variable; involving chance or probability.

stochastic

adjective Referring to a random process; a process determined by a random distribution of probabilities; referring to a behavior not governed by known equations and initial conditions, thus unpredictable at any past or future time. See Chaos. Cf Deterministic.

sto·chas·tic

(stō-kas'tik)
1. Random.
2. radiation therapy Pertaining to the effects of radiation seen in the person exposed to such radiation. This does not have a dose threshold, given that as the dosage increases so does the severity of the reaction.
[G. stochos, target, guess]

stochastic

arrived at by skilful conjecturing; allowing the opportunity for variation.
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The optimum buying signal in an uptrend will be after the Stochastics closes above 20 after having been below 20.
The optimum selling signal in a downtrend will be after the Stochastics closes below 80 after having been above 80.
Moreover, the stock's current trade range might probably shift tone in conjunction with our interpretation of short-term stochastic numbers.
Finally, a technical reading of SNDK's most recent short-term stochastic number leads our researchers to think that the stock's price should reverse bias soon.
JPM's stochastic number argues the stock should be positioned to trend below current levels.
LLTC is at a key point, however, it should change direction over the short-term in accordance with recent oscillating stochastic figures.
Recent stochastic numbers indicate that ZMH is close to a trend beyond recent prices over the short-term.
JPM is at a turning point but should head in the other direction soon in accordance with recent oscillating stochastic readings.
The stock is at a turning point and may head in the other direction over the short-term according to recent stochastic readings.