In situations where short-term volatility is rising or falling, it may make sense to change the position size. This snippet in StrategyQuant X that allows you to increase/decrease the size of a trade based of short-term volatility..
ATR Percent rank gives the percentile rank of the current Average True Range compared to the X periods previous ones. By comparing the recent ATR to the previous behavior of it on the same instrument, we can have a clearer view of what the current volatility means in Time because of its ranking in percentage.
Average True Range Percent ( ATRP ) expresses the Average True Range (ATR) indicator as a percentage of a bar's closing price. ATRP is used to measure volatility just as the Average True Range (ATR) indicator is. ATRP allows securities to be compared, where ATR does not.
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