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Percent of Resistance


Percent of Resistance (PCR) is an oscillator that compares a security's closing price to its price range over a given time period. It is similar in function to the Stochastic Oscillator.


Percent of Resistance may be interpreted in the following ways:

  1. Buy when the indicator falls below a specific level (e.g. 20) and then rises above that level. Sell when the indicator rises above a specific level (e.g. 80) and then falls below that level.

  2. Look for divergences. For example, prices are showing a series of new highs but PCR is failing to surpass its previous highs.


The formula for PCR is given as:


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