Products Platforms
What's New? Support
SALES Dept. Resources
FAQ FREE stuff
Tech Reports Snake Oil !

Home PageJRC Logo





colorbar

FAQs on VEL

colorbar




FAQs on VEL

What is the Theory Behind VEL ?
{short description of image} How does VEL compare to RSX ?
{short description of image}{short description of image} Will prior VEL values, already plotted, change as new data arrives ?
{short description of image}{short description of image}{short description of image} Do I need to supply a "period length"?


GENERAL TOPICS on JURIK TOOLS

Can the tools plot many curves on each of many charts ?
{short description of image} Can the tools process any type of data ?
{short description of image}{short description of image} Can the tools work in real-time ?
{short description of image}{short description of image}{short description of image} Are the algorithms disclosed or black-boxed ?
{short description of image}{short description of image}{short description of image}{short description of image} Do Jurik tools need to look into the future of a time series ?
{short description of image}{short description of image}{short description of image}{short description of image}{short description of image} Do the tools produce similar values across all platforms (TradeStation, Multicharts, ...) ?
{short description of image}{short description of image}{short description of image}{short description of image}{short description of image}{short description of image}Do Jurik's tools come with a guarantee ?
{short description of image}{short description of image}{short description of image}{short description of image}{short description of image}{short description of image}{short description of image} How many installation passwords do I get ?



FAQs on VEL

What is the Theory Behind VEL ?

VEL's formula is based on solid mathematics, not ad-hoc heuristics. Although the algorithm behind VEL is proprietary we can disclose something about VEL's ability to create a smooth momentum with no more lag than ordinary momentum. VEL does not smooth the classical momentum signal, because any smoothing will add some amount of lag no matter what smoothing technique is applied.

VEL also does not evaluate the momentum of a time series smoothed by JMA. Although taking momentum from JMA does produce a smooth signal, this method yields more lag than VEL and also has less vertical (scaling) accuracy than VEL.

VEL was specially designed to not have any more lag than you would obtain from the classical momentum signal. The only difference is that VEL is significantly smoother.

How does VEL compare to RSX ?

Both VEL and RSX measure market momentum.

VEL measures momentum direction and speed accurately to scale. If bar-to-bar price changes double in size, VEL's chart will double in size. In other words, VEL provides true momentum.

This makes VEL not useful for thresholding, such as when you want to trigger a BUY/SELL when VEL crosses over/under a (non-zero) threshold value. The reason is because the threshold will require almost continuous readjustment as the magniture of price changes grows/shrinks over time. However, this property is very useful in divergence analysis, where you want to accurately compare price turning point values to momentum turning point values. CLICK HERE for a graphic example of this use in divergence analysis.

RSX, in contrast, measures momentum direction and **quality**, not speed. If trend quality is pure (i.e. having tiny reversals) then RSX signal is strong. If quality is weak, such as when a trend is congesting into a trading range, then RSX signal becomes weak. This makes RSX ideal for showing market reversals and the demise of trends weakened by excess volatility.

RSX is also bounded between the range of 0 to 100. In contrast, VEL is unbounded and can have any value. This scale-invariant nature of RSX makes it suitable for thresholding, as the threshold level does not need to change over time, as it would for VEL. Consequently, you can define BUY and SELL zones with RSX, whereby a SELL order is never executed when RSX is above the BUY ZONE threshold level, and a BUY order is never executed when RSX is below the SELL ZONE threshold level.

Will prior VEL values, already plotted, change as new data arrives ?

No. For any point on a VEL plot, only historical and current data is used in the formula. Consequently, as new price data arrives on later time slots, those values of VEL already plotted are not affected and NEVER change.

Also consider the case when the most recent bar on a chart is updated in real time as each new tick arrives. Since the closing price of the most recent bar is likely to change, VEL is automatically re-evaluated to reflect the new closing price. However, historical values of VEL (on all prior bars) remain unaffected and do not change.

One can create impressive looking indicators on historical data when it analyzes both past and future values surrounding each data point being processed. However, any formula that needs to see future values in a time series cannot be applied in real world trading. This is because when calculating today's value of an indicator, future values don't exist. All Jurik indicators use only current and previous time-series data in its calculations. This allows all Jurik indicators to work in all real time conditions.

Do I need to specify a "period length"?

Yes. With VEL, period length specifies how many historical samples of the time series data are to be used in the indicator's current evaluation.



GENERAL TOPICS on JURIK TOOLS

Can the tools plot many curves on each of many charts ?

Yes. You can create and chart as many indicators as you like.

Can the tools process any type of data ?

Jurik Tools can be applied to any time-series data that WANDERS, like a random walk. For example, daily prices of IBM securities, monthly readings of a person's body weight are two examples of wandering values. Although our tools are not designed to process a purely random time series, they can be used to process the cumulative sum of the same series. This is because the cumulative sum would plot as a random walk.

Types of time frames include tick, volume or range bars; minute, hourly, end-of-day, weekly or monthly bars.

Jurik Tools run on any number of time series simultaneously, and on multiple charts.

Can the tools work in real-time ?

Yes. All Jurik tools are designed to operate as fast as possible in real-time.

Are the algorithms disclosed or black-boxed ?

Because Jurik Research has spent years perfecting these algorithms, disclosed versions of our formulas are available to U.S.A. firms only with special agreements, for a price of $5,000 per tool. The black-boxed version of our tools cost significantly less.

Do Jurik tools need to look into the future of a time series ?

One can create impressive looking indicators on historical data when it analyzes both past and future values surrounding each data point being processed. However, any formula that needs to see future values in a time series cannot be applied in real world trading. This is because when calculating today's value of an indicator, future values don't exist.

All Jurik indicators use only current and previous time-series data in its calculations. This allows all Jurik indicators to work in real time conditions, including live trading.

Do the tools produce similar values across all platforms (TradeStation, Multicharts, ...) ?

Yes. Although the tools are activated differently within each platform, the values produced by our core functions (JMA, VEL, RSX, CFB) are as similar as can be, within the constraints of each charting platform.

If you have already licensed one or more tools, you can get the same tool(s) for a different platform at a discount. See our migration and package pricing schedule for details.

Do Jurik's tools come with a guarantee ?

WHAT WE DO GUARANTEE (Effective 9 FEB 98)

We guarantee that our software performs as advertised. Of course, proper application and common sense is required on your part. If you can demonstrate a "bug" in our software, we will make every effort to fix it in reasonable time. If not, we will refund your purchased user license for that specific tool.


WHAT WE DO NOT GUARANTEE

We cannot guarantee that our tools will improve the profitability of every trading system, as some systems are flat out losers and quick remedial efforts would be fruitless. Our tools are powerful functions, but even the best workshop tool cannot save a burning house.

We endeavor to offer you the best products and customer support. Our reputation depends on it.

How many installation passwords do I get?

For licensed TradeStation users, one password is good for all copies of TradeStation having the same "TradeStation Customer Number" or TCN. A different TCN will require a different password. For licensed MultiCharts users, one password is good for all copies of MultiCharts having the same assigned "User Name".

For all other users (i.e. not TradeStation), a password permits you to install onto only one computer. If you want to install onto a second computer, you need a second password. We will provide you a second password for free, provided you meet certain requirements. Contact CUSTOMER SUPPORT for details.

Should you replace your computer with a new one, will will send you a replacement password, provided you meet certain requirements. Contact CUSTOMER SUPPORT for details.








































[ Copyright ] [ WebMaster ]