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Average True Range (ATR)

Created by Welles Wilder. This indicator measures volatility. A high volatility will create a high trending ATR and a low volatility will have the ATR trending lower.



When the Average True Range moves up high, then this signal warns of a market top or bottom.

When the ATR moves to the lower range, it indicates a sideways market.


The ATR is the highest value of one of these values:
The current high - the current low.
The absolute value of the current high - the previous close.
The absolute value of the current low - the previous close.

The ATR is the moving average, which is usually 14-days, of the true ranges.

Current ATR = [(Prior ATR x 13) + Current TR] / 14

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