ATR is used to place stop loss and take profit levels. When volatility is higher, wider stop loss and take profit must be used. However the ATR VTLS indicator splits the volatility into bullish and bearish volatility. Thus the trader gets a better understanding of the volatility conditions for upward and downward price moves and improve the stop loss and take profit levels further. When a buy trade is opened and bullish volatility is higher than bearish volatility, trader can place comparatively large take profit level than the stop loss level. Similarly when the bearish volatility is higher than bullish volatility, for a buy trade, comparatively larger stop loss should be used. With ATR VTLS indicator, trader can avoid such low risk reward ratio trades.
The indicator can be customized through the parameters. ATR period determines the range to calculate the bullish and bearish ATR. With "show Bull" and "show Bear" parameters, the display of bullish and bearish ATR can be switched on or off. To change parameters, open the VTL script in VTL editor by double clicking the indicator name and modify the parameters located at the top of the script. Save, compile and attach the indicator again to chart for the modified parameters to take effect.
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