Next: , Previous: , Up: Indicators   [Index]


10.30 Price and Volume Trend

Price and Volume Trend (PVT) is a running total of daily volume, with each day’s volume added or subtracted according to the percentage change in the today’s closing price over yesterday’s.

                         close[today] - close[yesterday]
PVT = PVTprev + volume * -------------------------------
                                 close[yesterday]

The starting point (ie. the zero point) for the running total is arbitrary. In Chart it’s merely the segment of data first displayed.

PVT is similar to On-balance volume (see On-Balance Volume), but accumulating a portion of the volume. And see also Accumulation/Distribution, which also accumulates volume.


Copyright 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Kevin Ryde

Chart is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3, or (at your option) any later version.