Rescaling often involve bringing a series of values in a certain range, there have been many rescaling methods proposed in such as the oscillator, or the William %R to name a few. Rescaling the price allow the user to see when the security is overbought or oversold, in the case of the oscillator it can also determine the price position relative to the highest and lowest price over a user defined period window.
Computing highest and lowest over a certain period window involve calculating what is called a rolling maximum/minimum, those calculations have tried to be efficient but they can still remain relatively complex. This is why i propose a similar rescaling indicator that don't use rolling maximum/minimum for its calculation, the indicator can be interpreted like the oscillator since they are similar.
The indicator is based on the current price position relative to past observations, for example, if the indicator is equal to 80, this mean that the current price is greater than 80% of the k past observations, where k = 1, 2, 3...length.
The indicator offer many benefits such as a custom rescaling range, unlike the oscillator this step is directly integrated in the core calculations of the indicator, this can be done by changing the code in line 7 :
a = src > src ? Max : Min
where Max should be the maximum value of the indicator and Min the minimum value, therefore the indicator would lay in a range of (Max,Min).
here the indicator is in a range of (5,2), this mean that :
a = src > src ? 5 : 2
I proposed an alternative to the oscillator. Both indicators return similar results, advantages of the proposed indicators are its simple calculation and its ability to return custom ranges. I hope it find its use in the community.
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