Average True Range (ATR) Indicator – Technical Analysis

In this article, we will be discussing the ATR (Average True Range) technical indicator that is used to analyze stock performance.  

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Average True Range (ATR) Technical Indicator in Excel

What is Average True Range (ATR)?

The Average True Range (ATR) is used to measure volatility. ATR is not used to indicate the direction of price.

How to calculate Average True Range (ATR)?

ATR = Average of True Range

True range = max [ (high – low), ABS(high – previous close), ABS (low – previous close)]

How ATR (Average True Range) indicator is calculated

ATR Excel Template

The template will help you create the ATR indicator automatically for any stock.


The blue line indicates the Closing price and the Orange line the ATR


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To pull live Stock data from the services you would need either Microsoft 365 Subscription Plans for PC and Web

How to create Average True Range (ATR) indicator in Excel?

Type in a stock sticker symbol on the top left.

ATR Technical Indicator Input stock symbol

If Excel does not recognize your stock symbol, it will pop up this data selector box.

Select the Stock

You can select the stock you are interested in.


The template can pull up to 5 years of price history by default. You can choose how much history to display on the chart easily using the slicer buttons.


The options are 5 Days, Month Till Date, 1 Month, 3 Months, 6 Months, Year Till Date, 1 Year, 5 Years.


The template allows price history at 3 different intervals.


Daily/Weekly/Monthly are the options.

Input Parameters

ATR Input parameters

The chart will update automatically based on all the above inputs.


On the top right you can see the maximum of the last trade time of these currencies.

The default time that Microsoft provides is UTC.  The offset is set to -7 hrs, to convert to pacific time zone.

You can modify this if you need the time in a different time zone.

Visit to view offset.

How to refresh data?

How to refresh Stocks data


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