Wide-Ranging Days

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Wide-Ranging Days'

A description of the price range of a stock on a particularly volatile day of trading. Wide-ranging days occur when the high and low prices of a stock are much farther apart than they were the day before. Some technical analysts identify these days by using the volatility ratio.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Wide-Ranging Days'

Wide-ranging days mean the most to traders after a strong day of trading. One of these days after a sharp up- or downtrend can indicate that the trend will reverse. Extreme wide-ranging days generally portend a major reversal.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Volatility Ratio

    A technical indicator used to identify price ranges and breakouts. ...
  2. Stock

    A type of security that signifies ownership in a corporation ...
  3. Day Trader

    A investor who attempts to profit by making rapid trades intraday. ...
  4. Swing Trading

    A style of trading that attempts to capture gains in a stock ...
  5. Average True Range - ATR

    A measure of volatility introduced by Welles Wilder in his book: ...
  6. Indicator

    Indicators are statistics used to measure current conditions ...
RELATED FAQS
  1. What is the Wide-Ranging Days formula and how is it calculated?

    A wide-ranging day is simply a trading session in which price's true range is particularly large compared to its past performance. ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. Why is the Wide-Ranging Days important for traders and analysts?

    Wide-ranging days suggest volatility in an asset or exchange. When a price exhibits a larger-than-normal price range, traders ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. How do I Implement a Forex Strategy when spotting a Sanku (Three Gaps) Pattern?

    A forex trading strategy can easily be implemented to profit from a market reversal signal that comes from the sanku, or ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. What's a good forex strategy to use when spotting a Wedge-shaped Pattern?

    Use wedge-shaped patterns to identify bullish or bearish price action when trading currencies in the foreign exchange (forex) ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. How do I use Trade Volume Index (TVI) to create a forex trading strategy?

    The trade volume index (TVI) indicates whether a security is being accumulated or distributed and is calculated using intraday ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. Why is the Trade Volume Index (TVI) important for traders and analysts?

    The trade volume index (TVI) is important for traders and analysts because it indicates whether an asset is being accumulated ... Read Full Answer >>
Related Articles
  1. Active Trading

    Peak-and-Trough Analysis

    Prices never move in straight lines, so it's time to learn about this powerful trend-following technique.
  2. Chart Advisor

    ChartAdvisor for May 29 2015

    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  3. Trading Strategies

    Pros & Cons Of Day Trading Vs Swing Trading

    Day trading involves making dozens of trades in a single day, based on technical analysis and sophisticated charting systems. Swing trading is based on identifying swings in stocks, commodities, ...
  4. Trading Strategies

    How To Seek Out Winning Trades

    Hunt for new winners with carefully-drawn scanning filters and third party services.
  5. Technical Indicators

    6 Stocks for Millennials (or Anyone)

    Savvy Millennial investors looking for long-term winners should take a look at these stocks.
  6. Chart Advisor

    Long-Term Charts Suggest The Next Move Is Downward

    It is often a strategic move to remove oneself from the daily fluctuations and to broaden the time horizon to get a better idea of the long-term trend.
  7. Chart Advisor

    Silver Stocks Facing Major Resistance

    Active traders in the commodity markets are taking note of silver.
  8. Technical Indicators

    Will These High-Flying Stocks Stay Hot in 2015?

    These 10 stocks were on fire in 2014. Will they stay hot?
  9. Active Trading Fundamentals

    Four Steps To Manage A Downturn In The Market

    A few simple adjustments could end your losing streak as soon as it begins.
  10. Trading Strategies

    Analyzing The Market With Trend Mirrors

    Past price action can exert a powerful influence on current rallies and selloffs.

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Mixed Economic System

    An economic system that features characteristics of both capitalism and socialism.
  2. Net Worth

    The amount by which assets exceed liabilities. Net worth is a concept applicable to individuals and businesses as a key measure ...
  3. Stop-Loss Order

    An order placed with a broker to sell a security when it reaches a certain price. A stop-loss order is designed to limit ...
  4. Covered Call

    An options strategy whereby an investor holds a long position in an asset and writes (sells) call options on that same asset ...
  5. Butterfly Spread

    A neutral option strategy combining bull and bear spreads. Butterfly spreads use four option contracts with the same expiration ...
  6. Unlevered Beta

    A type of metric that compares the risk of an unlevered company to the risk of the market. The unlevered beta is the beta ...
Trading Center