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The VHF indicator can be a useful tool as it attempts to measure the “trendiness” of a market. It reveals the strength of a trend, not the trend direction. This filter compares the sum of one-day price changes within a specific time period to the range between the high and low prices over the specified period. The VHF values help identify whether prices are in a trending phase as well as the degree or strength of a trend, where the trader should use trend-following indicators, or if the prices are in a trading range market, a case where congestion-phase indicators (such as
oscillators which work well in trading range markets) should be used.

In theory, the VHF indicator can be used in the following three ways:

1. In determining whether a particular market condition is trending or is in a congestion/non-trending phase: A rising VHF line indicates a developing trend; a falling VHF line indicates prices may be entering a trading range market.

2. To determine the degree or strength of a trend: The higher the VHF line, the higher the degree of trending. A falling line indicates a trend is weak.

3. The use of the VHF as a contrarian indicator: Relatively low VHF values can indicate that prices can be expected to break out of the congestion phase and start trending. On the other hand, relatively high VHF values indicate that a trending phase may be coming to a close and that the market is getting ready to enter a congestion phase.

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