The Volume Breakdown is a powerful and flexible indicator used to gauge buying and selling pressure. It looks inside each bar, breaking down and classifying each tick and then accumulating the results (accumulation is optional), and further giving the user a variety of statistical measures (including all built-in technical indicators) to apply the these results. The most common use of the VB indicator is to calculate the delta (difference between the buy (ask-traded) and sell (bid-traded) volume) of each bar. Positive deltas signify more buying pressure, while negative deltas signify more selling pressure. The magnitude of the delta determines the strength of that pressure. Expect to see positive deltas during uptrends and negative deltas during downtrends, but look for delta turning negative at highs, or turning positive at lows…a sign of possible market turns and good entry/exit points.
With the VB indicator, the Delta can be computed, accumulated, and run through a variety of statistical/indicator computations.
The VB indicator is unique in that it loads tick data (when initially computing) regardless of the timeframe of the chart, in order to breakdown the volume of each trade, and calculates on each tick. While it may take a few moments to initially add VB to a chart, or load a chart which involves VB, the VB indicator is designed to calculate very efficiently on a tick-by-tick basis, regardless of the combination of settings selected.