Negative Volume Index

The Negative Volume Index by Norman Fosback is a good indicator of bullish trends. It only considers bars that have a lower trading volume than their previous bar. This indicator’s definition is further expressed in the condensed code given in the calculation below.

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Negative Volume Index

How To Trade Using Negative Volume Index

The Negative Volume Index is meant as a bullish trending indicator to aid other studies. No trading signals are given.

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//index = current bar number

prevClose = Close[index-1]; 
prevVolume = Volume[index-1];
prevNvi = NVI[index-1];
temp = (close - prevClose) / prevClose;
if (prevVolume LT volume) temp = 0;
Plot: NVI = prevNvi + temp;