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Historical Volatility (HV)

Historical Volatility (HV)

Historical Volatility is just a standard deviation of the underlying percent return over n-periods.

Configuration Options

  • Field: Price or combination of prices to use as the base for average calculations. Possible values include:
    • Open
    • High
    • Low
    • Close
    • Adjusted Close
    • HL/2 \( \left ( \frac{High + Low}{2} \right ) \)
    • HLC/3 \( \left ( \frac{High + Low + Close}{3} \right ) \)
    • HLCC/4 \( \left ( \frac{High + Low + Close + Close}{4} \right ) \)
    • OHLC/4 \( \left ( \frac{Open + High + Low + Close}{4} \right ) \)
  • Period: Number of bars to use in the calculations.
  • Days Per Year: Whether to base the calculations on the numberr of calendar days or trading days in the year.
  • Standard Deviations: Number of standard deviations to deviate from the average.
  • Color Selectors: Colors to use for graph elements.
  • Display Axis Label: Whether to display the most recent value on the Y axis.

Formula

\[HV = \sigma = \sqrt{\frac{\sum_{i=1}^{n}(r_{i}-m)^{2}}{(n-1)}}\]

where

\[\sigma = Standard\;deviation\]

\[r_{i} = \frac{P_{t}-P_{t-1}}{P_{t}}\]

\[m = MA\;or\;average\;of\;all\;data\;points\]

\[n = Number\;of\;data\;points\]