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Williams % R

Overview


Williams %R is a momentum indicator developed by Larry Williams that measures overbought and oversold levels.

Calculation


The calculation is similar to the stochastic oscillator.

W%R = (Highest High in 'n' bars - Today's Close) divided by (Highest High in 'n' bars - Lowest Low in 'n' bars) x (-100)

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To add a Williams %R to your chart, select the tool from the Price tool group, and left-click on the chart or indicator on which you wish to add a Williams %R. Optuma will then draw the Williams %R using the default settings.

Actions & Properties


Actions


Add to Toolbar: Click this action to add the selected custom Williams %R to your custom toolbar.

Apply Settings to All: When multiple Williams %R tools have been applied to a chart, page or workbook, this action can be used to apply the settings of the one selected to other instances of the tool. This is a great time saver if an adjustment is made to the tool - such as line colour- as this allows all the other Williams %R tools in the chart, page or entire workbook to be updated instantly.

Copy Data to Clipboard: Will copy the tool's values to the clipboard which can then be inserted into a spreadsheet, for example, allowing for further analysis.

Copy Tool: Allows you to copy the selected Williams %R, which can then be pasted onto a different chart window.

Move to Back: If the tool is displaying in front of other tools or indicators clicking this action will move the tool view to the background.

Move to Front: If the tool is displaying behind other tools or indicators on the chart, clicking this action will bring the tool to the forefront.

Restore Default Settings: Click this action if you have adjusted the default settings of the Williams %R, and wish to return to the standard properties originally installed with Optuma.

Save Settings as Default: If you have adjusted any of the Williams %R Properties (colour, for example) you can save the adjustments as your new default setting. Each time you apply a new Williams %R to a chart, the tool will display using the new settings.

Delete: Delete the Williams %R from the chart.

Properties


Tool Name: 
Allows you to adjust the name of the tool, as it's displayed in the Structure Panel.

Bars: Allows you to increase or decrease the number of bars that are used in the calculation.

Buy Level: Sets the value of the first horizontal level. Click in the field to change the level.

Sell Level: Sets the value of the second horizontal level. Click in the field to change the level.

Plot Style: Expands to display the following options.
  • Plot Style - Allows you to change how the tool is displayed on your chart. There are 6 options available: Line, Dot, Histogram, Step, Shaded, Shaded Step.
  • Line Style - The Line Style property allows you to adjust the type of the line displayed. There are 8 options available: Solid, Dots, Dash, Dash Dots, Long Dash, Long Dash Dot, Long Dash Dot Dot, Stippled.
  • Line Width - Allows you to adjust the width of the line. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the thickness of the line.
  • Line Colour - Allows you to select the colour of the line. Clicking on the drop down arrow will display a colour swatch. Locate the desired colour and left-click it once to select it.
  • Fill Up / Down Barrier - When the Plot Style is set to Shaded you are able to adjust the barrier value. The default value is 0.00.
  • Fill Up Colour - When the Plot Style is set to Shaded you are then able to alter the Fill Colour for the tool.
  • Fill Down Colour - When the Plot Style is set to Shaded you are then able to alter the Fill Colour for the tool.
  • Transparency - When the Plot Style is set to Shaded you are then able to adjust the shading transparency. Moving the slider to the left will increase the transparency of the tool.

Level Style: Expand this section to display the options available for the horizontal lines set at -80 and -20. This includes options to adjust colour, width, etc.

Offset: This provides the option to offset the Williams %R from the chart, to adjust the offset value use the blue up and down arrows.

Tool Transparency: Use this slider bar to adjust the transparency of the tool. Moving the slider to the left will increase the transparency of the tool.

Visible: 
Un-tick this checkbox to hide the tool from the chart.

Show In Price Scale: When selected the current Williams %R value will be displayed in the Price Scale.

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