Chaikin Volatility (CHV)
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    The Chaikin Volatility (CHV) study is a technical indicator that measures volatility by comparing the spread between security's High and Low prices over a period (not including gaps in price movements). CHV is calculated as the difference between two EMAs of a volume-weighted Accumulation/Distribution (A/D) line.

    CHV = (EMAn [H-L] - EMAi [H-L]) / EMAi [H-L] * 100

    where:
    EMAn [H-L] – the Exponential Moving Average of High and Low prices for n-period (Length)
    EMAi [H-L] – the Exponential Moving Average of High and Low prices for i-period (ShiftLength)

    Chaikin Volatility

    INPUTS

    InputDescription
    LengthThe number of periods the study uses to calculate the EMA
    ShiftLength
    The number of periods the study uses to calculate the EMA a few periods ago

    PLOTS

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    PlotDescription
    ChaikinVltThe Chaikin Volatility plot
    ZeroThe zero level
    Color

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    Palette

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    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

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