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The hourly chart below shows SPY, the S&P 500 ETF with ATR (Average True Range) in the indicator window. ATR is a volatility indicator calculated from the True Range which uses absolute price changes. ATR is not a directional indicator it reflects the degree of interest or disinterest in a price move. Strong moves in either direction are often accompanied with large True Ranges. An increase in ATR can show strong buying or selling pressure. As you can see on the chart below Friday’s sharp decline took place with increased ATR on the hourly chart.