Historical Volatility

Historical Volatility and pattern recognition was authored by Laurence A. Conners and Linda Bradford Raschke, Stocks and Commodities Mag. 08/1996. It uses standard deviation and natural logarithm in its formula. The user may change the input (close), period and annual length. This indicator’s definition is further expressed in the condensed code given in the calculation below.

Historical Volatility

How To Trade Using Historical Volatility

Historical Volatility may to be used in conjunction with other indicators. No trading signals are given.

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//input = price, user defined, default is close
//period = user defined, default is 20
// annual = user defined, default is 365
//prev = previous
//log = natural logarithm
//std = standard deviation
//sqrt = square root
//index = current bar number

value = price[index];
prevValue = price[index-1];
temp = log(value/prevValue);
Plot: hv = 100 * std(period, temp) * sqrt(annual);