But it fails to correctly represent the rate of change when source series have negative values.
ROC is positive when:
- Source is positive AND Source is rising
- OR Source is negative AND Source is falling
Percent change (PCT) is just a ROC that deals with this sign confusion.
Anyone with Data Science backgroud would likely know about it.
PCT is positive only when:
- Source is rising
When applying to only positive data PCT = ROC they are exactly equal.
I've also added EMA smoothing option.
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