Visible Range Volume Profile


Visible Range Volume Profile (VRVP) indicator calculates the volume profile within the visible range of prices, making it an ideal tool for traders who want to analyze the most recent market trends.

Note: you can read more about traits shared by all Volume Profile indicators in the Volume Profile Indicators: basic concepts Help Center article. The text below describes features unique to this particular Volume Profile indicator.


When calculating Volume Profile Fixed Range, we check a list of timeframes in a sequence until the number of bars in the time interval for which VP is calculated will be fewer than 5000. The sequence of timeframes is: 1, 5, 15, 30, 60, 240, 1D.

Note: On Futures and Spread charts, Volume Profiles is calculated not by requesting a timeframe with fewer than 5000 bars, but by using a timeframe one step lower than the current one based on the timeframe list above. The exception is all second-based timeframes, which always use 1S data.

Consider the following example. A period of one week is open on the chart, where the first visible bar is the first Monday bar and the last visible bar is the last Sunday bar of the same week. The symbol is traded 24x7 (for the sake of the experiment, let's assume there are no gaps where no trades were happening and each minute of every week has a bar associated with it). 

  1. First, the indicator checks the "1" timeframe, sees that the 1m chart for this symbol has 7D * 1440m = 10080 bars of 1m data, which is above the 5000 bar limit. It selects the next timeframe in the sequence.
  2. Next, the indicator does the same with the "3" timeframe. The 3m chart for the symbol has 7D * (1440 / 3) = 3360 bars of data. This is below the 5000 bar limit, so the 3m bars will be used in the VPFR calculation.


Rows Layout / Row Size

These two inputs specify the way the indicator calculates how many rows each histogram will have.

If Rows Layout is set to “Number of Rows”, Row Size sets the total number of rows in the histogram: for example, with Row Size of 25 the histogram, top to bottom, will have 25 rows. The height of each row will be calculated automatically; in the example above, a Volume Profile histogram spanning the price from 200 to 300 will have (300 - 200) / 25 = 4 points per each row. 

If this input is set to “Ticks Per Row”, Row Size indicates the number of ticks in each single row (1 tick being the minimal move the price for this symbol can make: for example, for NASDAQ:AAPL, 1 tick is 0.01 because the price needs to move at least 0.01 USD, i.e. 1 cent). E.g., setting it to 25 will mean that each row has the height of 25 ticks. In that case, the number of rows will be calculated automatically, and the Volume Profile histogram spanning the price from 200 to 300 for a symbol with a mintick of 0.01 will have (300 - 200) / 0.01 / 25 = 400 rows per each histogram. 


Toggles between showing total volume for each row (Total), splitting each row into up/down (Up/Down), or showing their difference (Delta).

Value Area Volume

Specifies what percentage of all volume for the trading session should be highlighted by Value Area.