# Method to figure out number of price swings

#### babubabi

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Hey, I am looking for an indicator/statistical tool which allows me to figure out how many "bigger price swings" happen per day. Even better would be to know the median time span of such a price swing. Are there any standard methods to calculate this?

I know this question is rather vague. However, I don't know yet what exactly I need. (I am trying to find a correlation.) Therefore, any tips which might be just remotely related to what I am asking for might be helpful!

#### DazJones

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You can attempt coding something like this, it will require quite a few degrees of freedom however.

#### userque

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You can attempt coding something like this, it will require quite a few degrees of freedom however.
It can be done with 'one degree of freedom.'

#### Brumby

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It can be done with 'one degree of freedom.'
The OP admittedly can't even define confidently the question and have clarity on its end point and yet you profess to have a solution to one degree of freedom. Show us the pathway. I am curious.

#### userque

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The OP admittedly can't even define confidently the question and have clarity on its end point and yet you profess to have a solution to one degree of freedom. Show us the pathway. I am curious.
What does my response to a different poster as to what I can do, have to do with what the OP can or can't do?

#### Brumby

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What does my response to a different poster as to what I can do, have to do with what the OP can or can't do?
.... by chain of association unless you are simply ranting.

#### userque

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.... by chain of association unless you are simply ranting.
Wrong. My assertion to a different poster had nothing to do with what the OP can or can't do.

Also, it is a fallacy to claim that only two possibilities (association, or ranting) exist.

#### NVP

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and it was all going so well...........

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#### userque

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and it was all going so well...........
Until discussion forums take an aggressive stance against trollish posts; quality discussions will generally continue to decline on sites like this one...until the obvious occurs.

In the meantime, the individual poster is relegated to either fend for themselves against such obvious, and subtle attacks; or retreat to the shadows.

#### Brumby

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Wrong. My assertion to a different poster had nothing to do with what the OP can or can't do.
It is a simple question about your one degree of freedom solution. The rest of your comments I will simply ignore as smoke screen. If you can't or unwilling to expand beyond what you had offered then just simply say so.

Also, it is a fallacy to claim that only two possibilities (association, or ranting) exist.
If you wish to invoke principle of excluded middle at least learn how it is used.

#### userque

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It is a simple question about your one degree of freedom solution. The rest of your comments I will simply ignore as smoke screen. If you can't or unwilling to expand beyond what you had offered then just simply say so.

If you wish to invoke principle of excluded middle at least learn how it is used.
No. It wasn't a simple question. It was condescending and insulted the OP.

You have the right, apparently, to behave that way, and many do. Many are proud of themselves for being that way.

On the other hand, I have the right to not respond to trollish posts. If you wanted me to explain myself; all you had to do was simply ask. That's why I posted; to potentially explain to anyone interested.

However, I will not give the impression that I can be trolled into explaining something. You can accept that; or not. "Frankly my dear ..."

You have no idea who's on the other end of your keyboard; no idea what they've done; or what they're capable of doing. Many of whom don't care to impress you; or prove you wrong--even though they could.

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#### Brumby

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No. It wasn't a simple question. It was condescending and insulted the OP.

You have the right, apparently, to behave that way, and many do. Many are proud of themselves for being that way.

On the other hand, I have the right to not respond to trollish posts. If you wanted me to explain myself; all you had to do was simply ask. That's why I posted; to potentially explain to anyone interested.

However, I will not give the impression that I can be trolled into explaining something. You can accept that; or not. "Frankly my dear ..."

You have no idea who's on the other end of your keyboard; no idea what they've done; or what they're capable of doing. Many of whom don't care to impress you; or prove you wrong--even though they could.
I get it. You are invoking a snowflake defence.

#### userque

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I get it. You are invoking a snowflake defence.
Just to be clear. I'm not defending myself. I'm simply refusing to be trolled by you.

Again, as long as this site allows trolls to remain comfortable, quality discussion will continue to decline.

#### Brumby

##### Established member
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Just to be clear. I'm not defending myself. I'm simply refusing to be trolled by you.

Again, as long as this site allows trolls to remain comfortable, quality discussion will continue to decline.

Let's see. You post a one liner and when called out to explain you claim troll offence.

#### userque

##### Member
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Let's see. You post a one liner and when called out to explain you claim troll offence.
Wrong again. Anyone can read for themselves how we got here, but I'll make it easier:

The Original post:

Hey, I am looking for an indicator/statistical tool which allows me to figure out how many "bigger price swings" happen per day. Even better would be to know the median time span of such a price swing. Are there any standard methods to calculate this?

I know this question is rather vague. However, I don't know yet what exactly I need. (I am trying to find a correlation.) Therefore, any tips which might be just remotely related to what I am asking for might be helpful!
A response:

You can attempt coding something like this, it will require quite a few degrees of freedom however.
My reply to the above response:

It can be done with 'one degree of freedom.'