by Thom Hartle
During the late 1950s, George C. Lane was actively involved with researching different types of
oscillators to use as trading indicators. The name of each indicator was simply a letter from the alphabet,
such as %A. The research took him through the alphabet twice before he decided to use two in particular,
called the %K and %D. The stochastics oscillator was the result of this research. The term "stochastics" is
actually a misnomer, as stochastics is a synonym for "random."