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    cTrader Price Rate of Change (ROC)

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    The Price Rate of Change (ROC) indicator is momentum in its purest form which measures the percentage change in the price between the current price and the price for a set number of periods back, so in basic terms, it measures the % change in price from one period to the next. Source code included
    (OS) Type: Windows & Mac OS Compatible
    Current version: 1.0
    Updated: Monday, 15 May 2023
    Author: ClickAlgo Team

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    The Rate of Change indicator is plotted against the zero line, when the Roc line is above the zero line it reflects a sharp price advance when the Roc line is below to zero line it shows a sharp decline in the price. This indicator can also be used to spot divergences as well as overbought and oversold conditions.


    cTrader Rate of Change Indicator


    No specific requirements, this indicator should work with all versions of the cTrader Desktop platform.


    How to Trade Using This Indicator

    The Price Rate of Change (ROC) oscillator is a momentum t5echnical indicator defined as a zero-level midpoint and when the Roc Line moves above the zero line it confirms an uptrend while a falling ROC below zero indicates a downtrend, but when the price is consolidating, the ROC line will stay near the zero line. 

    We understand that the documentation is limited, to find out how to use it try a Google search for Rate of Change, you can also visit Investopedia for help.


    ROC Indicator Formula

    The formula for this indicator is:

    Roc = ((closed price p - closing price p-n) / closing price p-n) * 100
    • Closing Price p = most recent closing price for a period
    • Closing Price p-n = Closing price n periods before the most recent period.


    Custom Parameters

    The indicator allows the option to change the data source and period used in the formula above, the another settings allow you to customise how the indicator is displayed.


    ROC Settings


    Remove Author Box

    You can easily remove the author box shown on the chart by setting the show author parameter in the indicator settings to No.


    How To Install & Remove

    First, make sure you have the cTrader trading platform installed and then simply unzip the file and double-click on it to automatically install it onto the platform.


    Any Questions?

    If you have any questions, please first search our product help forum for the answer, if you cannot find it, post a new question.


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