I’ve taken the original TICK indicator and gone a few steps further. The plot more closely resembles a bar chart now and the bars are colored based on three options. First you can color the bars based on the slope of the nine period EMA of the TICK. Second you may color the bars based on whether that same nine period EMA is above or below the zero line as pictured below. Lastly, you can color any bars where the range of the TICK readings is greater than an input threshold. These bars are magenta and they provide an extreme volatility warning of sorts. Note that if you use this on a larger timeframe, you’ll probably want this option off. As before, extreme TICK readings are flagged with a yellow triangle also based on user-defined threshold values. The highest high TICK and lowest low TICK are indicated by the dashed lines in the extreme region. Lastly, the centerline of the indicator changes color based on the trend of the TRIN indicator. There are two methodologies for detecting the trend to choose from.
As with any study, you can turn on and off the parts of the indicator you would like to see in the control panel.