Value Area POC/VAH/VAL

This indicator is a Market Profiling tool used to analyse the Point of Control (POC) and Value Area (VAH/VAL) on the daily, weekly and monthly timeframes. It also optionally displays historical Value Areas to help find confluence with past data.

The Value Area is a range of prices where the majority of trading volume took place on the prior trading day. In specific, this area is the range where 70% of the prior day’s volume happened. The value area is approximately one standard deviation above and below the average highest volume price. With this knowledge, there are specific probabilities of market behavior we can understand to digest the value area. The value area gives us an idea of where the smart money is playing ball and where the institutions are guiding the market. From this data, we can derive intra-day strategies that capitalize on market behavior.
Open-source script

In true TradingView spirit, the author of this script has published it open-source, so traders can understand and verify it. Cheers to the author! You may use it for free, but reuse of this code in a publication is governed by House Rules. You can favorite it to use it on a chart.


The information and publications are not meant to be, and do not constitute, financial, investment, trading, or other types of advice or recommendations supplied or endorsed by TradingView. Read more in the Terms of Use.

Want to use this script on a chart?