Author: Optuma Team Last updated: Jun 24, 2021 01:36
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The VIXFix indicator was created by Larry Williams as a synthetic version of the VIX volatility index that can be applied to any stock, index, or commodity.

Download Larry’s article here for more information.


Scripting Function: VF()

eg crossing above its 50 period MA: VF() CrossesAbove MA(VF(), BARS=50)

Actions & Properties



Copy Data to Clipboard: Will copy the tool’s values to the clipboard which can then be inserted into a spreadsheet, for example, allowing for further analysis.

Add to Toolbar: Adds the selected tool to your custom toolbar.

Apply Settings to All: When multiple VIXFix tools have been applied to a chart, page or workbook, this action can be used to apply the settings of the one selected to other instances of the tool. This is a great time saver if an adjustment is made to the tool - such as line colour - as this allows all the other VIXFix tools in the chart, page or entire workbook to be updated instantly.

Copy Tool: Allows you to copy the selected tool, which can then be pasted onto a different chart window.

Move to Back: If the tool is displaying in front of other tools or indicators clicking this action will move the tool view to the background.

Move to Front: If the tool is displaying behind other tools or indicators on the chart, clicking this action will bring the tool to the forefront.

Restore Default Settings: Click this action if you have adjusted the default settings of the tool, and wish to return to the standard properties originally installed with Optuma.

Save Settings as Default: If you have adjusted any of the tool’s properties (colour, for example) you can save the adjustments as your new default setting. Each time you apply a new VIXFix to a chart, the tool will display using the new settings.

Delete: Deletes the tool from the chart.


PropertiesTool Name: Allows you to adjust the name of the tool, as it’s displayed in the Structure Panel.

Lookback Bars: The number of bars that are used to calculate the indicator.

Plot Style:** Select from Dot, Line, Dash, etc..

Line Style: Select from Solid, Dash, Stippled, etc.

Line Width: Adjust the width of the indicator.

Line Colour: Adjust the colour of the indicator.

Offset: Moves the tool forward or backwards in time. The offset is measured in bars, so a value of 2 will push the tool forward 2 bars and -2 will move the tool back 2 bars.

Tool Transparency: Use this slider bar to adjust the transparency of the tool. Moving the slider to the left will increase the transparency of the tool.

Visible: Un-tick this checkbox to hide the tool from the chart.

Show in Price Scale: When selected, the current VIXFix values will be displayed in the Price Scale.

Lock Tool: When selected, any changes to the tool will be prevented from being made.