Williams Accumulation/Distribution

This is an indicator described by Larry Williams in one of his books. Larry won the 1987 World Cup Championship of Futures Trading, where he turned $10,000 to over $1,100,000 in a 12-month competition with real money.

Larry used this indicator to track divergences between price action and volume , which he called patterns of accumulation ( bullish divergence ) and distribution( bearish divergence). Its logic is similar to On Balance Volume (OBV), where it accumulates up and down volume in a single line, but also takes into account the size of the candle in its calculation, by taking the difference between the open and close, and the high and the low.


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