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Relative Volatility Index (RVI)

Description

The Relative Volatility Index (RVI) has many similarities to the RSI indicator. Donald Dorsey developed the RVI, which uses the standard deviation instead of the daily price span. To determine the underlying volatility of the instrument, the RVI uses the standard deviation over a period of 10. The RSI indicator is then used on the results, which normalizes them. What comes from this is displayed on a scale of 1 to 100.

Interpretation

Values above 50 assume an increase in volatility. Values below 50 imply a drop in volatility. Dorsey recommends using the indicator as a filter for other indicators.

Further information

Usage

RVI(int period)
RVI(IDataSeries inSeries, int period)
RVI(int period)[int barsAgo]
RVI(IDataSeries inSeries, int period)[int barsAgo]

Return value

double
When using this method with an index (e.g. RVI(14)[int barsAgo] ), the value of the indicator will be issued for the referenced bar.

Parameters

inSeries Input data series for the indicator
period Number of bars included in the calculations

Visualization

Relative Volatility Index (RVI)

Example

//Output of the RVI value
Print("The current value for the RVI is: " + RVI(14)[0]);