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Historical Volatility for Amibroker (AFL)

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amibroker, oscillator

The Rules

Summary of rules as in the article.

Keep track of the daily returns Calculate the 20-day historical volatility of your returns When volatility exceeds 30% and the return over the last three days is negative, exit all positions Restart the strategy when volatility falls below 30% and the return over the last three days is positive.

Each strategy will have a different volatility threshold which one must test for. He also suggests possible using different volatility values in steps 3 & 4 to reduce whipsaws.

Indicator / Formula

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// Provided by Cesar Alvarez
// Historical Volatility 
lenPeriod = Param("Periods",100,10,1000,1);

HV = 100 * StDev(log(C/Ref(C,-1)),lenPeriod) * sqrt(252);
Plot(HV, "HV("+lenPeriod+")", ParamColor( "Color", colorRed ), ParamStyle("Style")  );


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