Awesome Oscillator (AO)
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    Awesome Oscillator (AO) is a histogram-type indicator that measures the market momentum and represents it as histogram bars above or below the zero line. The longer the bars, the greater the market momentum, and vice versa. The AO values are calculated as the difference between 34-period and 5-period Simple Moving Averages (SMA).

    AO = Fast MA - Slow MA

    where:
    Fast MA – the 5-period moving average
    Slow – the 34-period moving average

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    PLOTS

    The plot renders the data you are working with on the chart. You can show/hide a plot by clicking the corresponding item in the settings. Every plot has a set of basic settings that you can change: color, weight, and type.

    PlotDescription
    AwesomeOscThe Awesome Oscillator plot
    Color

    Click the color rectangle under the plot's name to open the palette. Use the slider at the bottom to set the opacity of the color.

    Palette

    To create a custom color:

    1. Clickto open the color picker
    2. By using the slider at the bottom, adjust the main color
    3. Then, set a shade for the main color on the palette

    The custom-created colors are added to your palette. To remove a custom color, drag it out of the palette.

    Weight
    Change the value (in px) to adjust the thickness of the plot.
    Type
    The following plot types are available:
    • Linear. The plot is displayed as a line.
    • Column. The plot is displayed as a histogram.
    • DifferenceThe plot is displayed as a line which represents the difference between High and Low prices of the bar.
    • PointsThe plot is displayed as points.
    • Text above candleThe plot is displayed as the price labels above candles on the chart.
    • Text below candleThe plot is displayed as the price labels below candles on the chart.
    • Triangle above candleThe plot is displayed as triangles above candles on the chart.
    • Color candle. The candles on candle-type charts are highlighted with specified colors.

    OVERLAYING

    Check Overlaying to display the indicator on the chart. Otherwise, the indicator is shown in a study pane down below.

    Note: To reset the settings, click Restore to Default next to the SETTINGS: INDICATOR'S TITLE