Indicator Reference

Relative Vigor Index

Introduction

The Relative Vigor Index (RVI) compares the ratio of the closing price of a security to its trading range. For illustration, let: a = Close−Openb = Close−Open of One Bar Prior to ac = Close−Open of One Bar Prior to bd = Close−Open of One Bar Prior to ce = High−Low of Bar af = High−Low of Bar bg = High−Low of Bar ch = High−Low of Bar d Then let (a+2*(b+c)+d)/6 be NUM and (e+2*(f+g)+h)/6 be DENOM. RVI = SMA(NUM)/SMA(DENOM) for a specified period. https://www.investopedia.com/terms/r/relative_vigor_index.asp

Create Manual Indicators

You can manually create a RelativeVigorIndex indicator, so it doesn’t automatically update. Manual indicators let you update their values with any data you choose. The following reference table describes the RelativeVigorIndex constructor.

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            RelativeVigorIndex QuantConnect.Indicators.RelativeVigorIndex (
   )
        

A signal line which behaves like a slowed version of the RVI.

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            RelativeVigorIndex QuantConnect.Indicators.RelativeVigorIndex (
     int                period,
     MovingAverageType  type
   )
        

Initializes a new instance of the RelativeVigorIndex (RVI) class.

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            RelativeVigorIndex QuantConnect.Indicators.RelativeVigorIndex (
     string              name,
     int                 period,
     *MovingAverageType  type
   )
        

Initializes a new instance of the RelativeVigorIndex (RVI) class.

The following table shows the MovingAverageType enumeration members and the indicator that implements each one:

MovingAverageTypeUnderlying Indicator
SimpleSimple Moving Average
ExponentialExponential Moving Average
WildersWilder Moving Average
LinearWeightedMovingAverageLinear Weighted Moving Average
DoubleExponentialDouble Exponential Moving Average
TripleExponentialTriple Exponential Moving Average
TriangularTriangular Moving Average
T3T3 Moving Average
KamaKaufman Adaptive Moving Average
HullHull Moving Average
AlmaArnaud Legoux Moving Average

Update Manual Indicators

You can update the indicator automatically or manually.

Automatic Update

To register a manual indicator for automatic updates with the security data, call the RegisterIndicator method.


private RelativeVigorIndex _rvi;

// In Initialize()
_rvi = new RelativeVigorIndex(name, period);
_rvi.Updated += IndicatorUpdateMethod;

RegisterIndicator(symbol, _rvi, Resolution.Daily);

// In IndicatorUpdateMethod()
if (_rvi.IsReady)
{
    var indicatorValue = _rvi.Current.Value;
}
    
# In Initialize()
self.rvi = RelativeVigorIndex(name, period)
self.rvi.Updated += self.IndicatorUpdateMethod

self.RegisterIndicator(symbol, self.rvi, Resolution.Daily)

# In IndicatorUpdateMethod()
if self.rvi.IsReady:
    indicator_value = self.rvi.Current.Value

To customize the data that automatically updates the indicator, see Custom Indicator Periods and Custom Indicator Values.

Manual Update

Updating your indicator manually enables you to control when the indicator is updated and what data you use to update it. To manually update the indicator, call the Update method with a TradeBar, QuoteBar, or an IndicatorDataPoint. The indicator will only be ready after you prime it with enough data.

    
private RelativeVigorIndex _rvi;
private Symbol symbol;

// In Initialize()
_rvi = new RelativeVigorIndex(period);
symbol = AddEquity("SPY").Symbol;

// In OnData()
if (data.QuoteBars.ContainsKey(_symbol))
{
    _rvi.Update(data.QuoteBars[symbol]);
}
if (_rvi.IsReady)
{
    var indicatorValue = _rvi.Current.Value;
}
    
# In Initialize()
self.rvi = RelativeVigorIndex(period)
self.symbol = self.AddEquity("SPY").Symbol

# In OnData()
if data.QuoteBars.ContainsKey(self.symbol):
    self.rvi.Update(data.QuoteBars[self.symbol])
if self.rvi.IsReady:
    indicator_value = self.rvi.Current.Value

Create Automatic Indicators

The RVI method creates an RelativeVigorIndex indicator, sets up a consolidator to update the indicator, and then returns the indicator so you can use it in your algorithm.

The following reference table describes the RVI method:

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            RelativeVigorIndex QuantConnect.Algorithm.QCAlgorithm.RVI (
    Symbol                            symbol,
    Int32                             period,
    *MovingAverageType                movingAverageType,
    *Nullable<Resolution>       resolution,
    *Func<IBaseData, TradeBar>  selector
   )
        

Creates a new RelativeVigorIndex indicator.


The following table shows the MovingAverageType enumeration members and the indicator that implements each one:

MovingAverageTypeUnderlying Indicator
SimpleSimple Moving Average
ExponentialExponential Moving Average
WildersWilder Moving Average
LinearWeightedMovingAverageLinear Weighted Moving Average
DoubleExponentialDouble Exponential Moving Average
TripleExponentialTriple Exponential Moving Average
TriangularTriangular Moving Average
T3T3 Moving Average
KamaKaufman Adaptive Moving Average
HullHull Moving Average
AlmaArnaud Legoux Moving Average

If you don't provide a resolution, it defauls to the security resolution. If you provide a resolution, it must be greater than or equal to the resolution of the security. For instance, if you subscribe to hourly data for a security, you should update its indicator with data that spans 1 hour or longer.

For more information about the selector argument, see Alternative Price Fields.

Get Indicator Values

To get the value of the indicator, use its Current.Value attribute.

private RelativeVigorIndex _rvi;

// In Initialize()
var symbol = AddEquity("SPY").Symbol;
_rvi = RVI(symbol, period);

// In OnData()
if (_rvi.IsReady)
{
    var signal = _rvi.Signal.Current.Value;
    var current = _rvi.Current.Value;
}
# In Initialize()
symbol = self.AddEquity("SPY").Symbol
self.rvi = self.RVI(symbol, period)

# In OnData()
if self.rvi.IsReady:
    signal = self.rvi.Signal.Current.Value
    current = self.rvi.Current.Value

Visualization

To plot indicator values, in the OnData event handler, call the Plot method.

private RelativeVigorIndex _rvi;

// In Initialize()
var symbol = AddEquity("SPY").Symbol;
_rvi = RVI(symbol, period);

// In OnData()
if (_rvi.IsReady)
{
    Plot("My Indicators", "signal", _rvi.Signal);
    Plot("My Indicators", "relativevigorindex", _rvi.Current);
}
# In Initialize()
symbol = self.AddEquity("SPY").Symbol
self.rvi = self.RVI(symbol, period)

# In OnData()
if self.rvi.IsReady:
    self.Plot("My Indicators", "signal", self.rvi.Signal)
    self.Plot("My Indicators", "relativevigorindex", self.rvi.Current)

For more information about plotting indicators, see Plotting Indicators.

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