Average True Range Percentage (ATRP)

ATR measures volatility , but you can't compare one instrument vs. another with it because the ATR value will be different depending on the price of the instrument. I went searching for something like ATR but with percentages, so you could compare one stock vs. another to find who is more volatile and found this.

It was exactly what I was looking for, so decided to re-create it in TradingView. Enjoy!

Average True Range Percent ( ATRP ) expresses the Average True Range (ATR) indicator as a percentage of a bar’s closing price.

How this indicator works
  • 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.
  • ATR measures volatility at an absolute level, meaning lower priced stock will have lower ATR values than higher price stocks. ATRP displays the indicator as a percentage, to allow for securities trading at different prices per share to be compared.

ATRP = ( Average True Range / Close) * 100
Release Notes: Added a moving average to this script to remove some of the noise you get with the normal ATRP display. This should make it easier to compare the average volatility of a stock relative to other stocks easier.
Release Notes: Added the ability to change the timeframe that this indicator looks at. The way I plan on using this is to have my chart set to intraday time frames but have a visual on what the daily Average True Range Percentage is. This will give a better visual for comparing stocks relative to one another on how volatile they are over a daily range instead of how volatile they are just on the intraday time frame.

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.


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