Wide-Ranging Days

Wide-ranging days have a true range that is far larger than the days on either side and are especially meaningful after a strong trend. Jack Schwager (Technical Analysis) uses the Volatility Ratio to identify wide-ranging days.

  • After a sharp down-trend, a wide-ranging day with a strong close is a signal that the trend will reverse.
  • After a strong advance, a wide-ranging day with a weak close signals a downside reversal.
Wide Ranging Days

Extreme wide ranging days often precede a major trend reversal.

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