The Awesome Oscillator of Bill Williams

The Awesome Oscillator (AO) is a technical indicator developed by Bill Williams which determines market momentum (the second of the five dimensions of the market according to Williams) at a specific time based on the last five bars, which momentum is compared with the momentum of the last 34 bars.

In this way the Awesome Oscillator is simply the difference between the simple moving average of 34 periods and the simple moving average of 5 periods which are calculated based on the midpoints of the bars (High + Low) / 2. The Awesome is displayed on the graph as a histogram:

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