Price Change Bar Type Tick Chart

Price Change Bars

Price change bars are a totally different type of bar, as compared with volume, renko, or time based bars.

The top chart is a 40 tick price change chart and the one on the bottom is a normal 40 tick chart. As can be seen, the number of bars for a similar time period is reduced with this type of bar and indicators will work a little bit differently. A price change chart needs a certain number of price changes as opposed to a certain number of ticks. When bars are very short, there is a lot of trading up and down within the bar. When the bars are long, there isn't a lot of question as to the direction the market is moving, it is moving in the direction of the bar, either up or down.

VisualVTrader uses this type of bar as opposed to a tick chart which enables us to be able to process tick charts very efficiently but these can be utilized within NinjaTraderâ„¢ as well and indicators can be applied to this type of chart. It is provided mainly as a convenience to users of VisualVTrader so a chart in VisualVTrader can be displayed in NinjaTraderâ„¢ if desired and other indicators may be used for confirmation although we do not think that is necessary.

Charts with this bar type may appear slightly differently than the chart in VisualVTrader because it all depends on which tick started the bar, but the shape will be very similar.

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