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Chaikin Volatility Indicator

Shows the difference between two moving averages of a volume-weighted accumulation-distribution line. Comparing the spread between a security's high and low price quantifies volatility as a widening of the range between the high and the low price. An increase in the Volatility Indicator over a relatively short time period may indicate that a bottom is near. A decrease in volatility over a longer time period may indicate an approaching top. It is recommended to use the Chaikin Volatility in conjunction with a moving average system or price envelope.

To apply a Chaikin Volatility Indicator

  1. From within a chart, from the Edit menu select Studies.
  2. Choose Chaikin Volatility and click Add to add the study to the Applied Studies group.
  3. Complete parameters as necessary.

Once the study is defined, you can elect to uncheck/check to remove and add the study to your chart.

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