lol yeah when stochastic rolls over. I use actually 4 time frames (ideally each TF is about 3 times the size of the next one up, with the base TF being about 1% of average daily volume for that security) + a glance at the daily. For example if the security trades approx 1,000,000 contracts per day on average over a year or two, my lowest TF would be the 1,000 tick chart, then the 3,000 tick chart, then the 9,000 tick chart, etc. + the daily chart. With TOS this is not the easiest thing to do b/c the tick charts are pre-set, so for now I'm kind of relegated to whatever their setting allow me to trade, which frankly is fine with me since I like to focus on one security anyway (the Russell 2000 emini futures...which you in fact turned me onto way back when by suggesting I get out of the S&P and try the Dow emini
The thing I personally appreciate about stochastic is that it doesn't "expand out" past the floor/ceiling very much at all (based on my observations at least). I really appreciate that b/c then I can trust that indie as a top/bottom reader among a few other indies I have to help me with that. Sometimes with Bollinger bands, MACD, RSI, etc. the indies just keep on "maxing out" in one direction further and further and so you never really "know" when it's topped (or bottomed) out. Very frustrating indeed for me!! LOL Of course everything has variance as no system is set in stone but with stochastic I find that the indie flatlines at the ceiling or floor rather than keep expanding out, and then if I look to the next higher time frame or two then I likely see a trend move in place where THAT stochastic hasn't yet topped or bottomed out yet. Then I know what's going on and can enter/exit trades with more of a handle on things if I want to. That's just a part of my system and what I'm personally using and is working for me at this point. I'm sure others find the same or similar things in their own system whatever it may be, and I think that's just great.
Honestly, my system is pretty darn accurate and keeps me pretty darn safe in terms of risk but my <i>EXECUTION</i> of that system definitely needs some tuning up day in and day out!!! My system may be near perfect but boy my trading sure isn't!!!! LOL I think we can all appreciate that one eh!?!!? I mean come on...can I get an AMEN in the house!!!! LOL