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Chaikin Volatility

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The Chaikin Volatility Indicator is the difference between two moving averages of a volume weighted accumulation-distribution line. By comparing the spread between a security's high and low prices, it quantifies volatility as a widening of the range between the high and the low price.




ChaikinVolatility(int period)
ChaikinVolatility(IDataSeries input, int period)


Returns default value
ChaikinVolatility(int period)[int barsAgo]
ChaikinVolatility(IDataSeries input, int period)[int barsAgo]



Return Value

double; Accessing this method via an index value [int barsAgo] returns the indicator value of the referenced bar.





Indicator source data (?)


Number of bars used in the calculation




// Prints the current value of the 20 period Chaikin Volatility
double value = ChaikinVolatility(20)[0];
Print("The current Chaikin Volatility value is " + value.ToString());



Source Code

You can view this indicator method source code by selecting the menu Tools > Edit NinjaScript > Indicator within the NinjaTrader Control Center window.