Negative Volume Index

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Negative Volume Index

Variable List Abbreviation: NegVolIndex

 

Variable Mode(s): Standard and Futures1

[ Note: appears in indicator list only after volume selected ]

 

Parameter(s): NegVolIndex time periods

 

Description:

The sum of the fraction change in price during time periods of decreasing volume.  The trend indicates whether prices are increasing of decreasing during time periods of decreasing volume.  In theory the wise investors trade during time periods of declining activity, while the unwise investors trade during time periods of increasing activity.  Thus the trend should in theory indicate whether the wise investor is buying or selling.

 

Calculation:

                            Running total over n (time periods) time periods of

                                            (close - previous close) / previous close

                            for volume down time periods.