Chaikin Volatility Indicator

Chaikin Volatility Indicator by Marc Chailkin is a volatility indicator that includes high-low difference and Rate of Change in its construction. The user may change the method (EMA) and period lengths. This indicator’s definition is further expressed in the condensed code given in the calculation below.

Chaikin Volatility Indicator

How To Trade Using Chaikin Volatility Indicator

The Chaikin Volatility Indicator is meant to be used in conjunction with other indicators. No trading signals are given.

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//method = moving average (ma) (user defined, default is EMA)
//maPeriod = user defined, default is 10
//rocPeriod = user defined, default is 12
//roc = rate of change

hl = high - low;
ma = ma(method, maPeriod, hl);
Plot: cvi = 100 * roc( rocPeriod, ma);