Accumulation/Distribution

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accDist() Built-in Study Functions

The Accumulation/Distribution study looks at both price and volume action to try and determine if more people are buying than selling or vice versa. When there are more buyers than sellers the stock is under accumulation, but when there are more sellers than buyers the stock is under distribution.

Syntax
accDist( [ sym() | inv() ][, nBarIndex ] )

Parameters
Parameter: Description: Default:
sym() or
inv()
[Optional]  Function of sym() or inv() to determine symbol/interval source for the study.

 

Chart's sym/inv nBarIndex [Optional]  Bar index of series to retrieve.

 

n/a
Return Value(s)
Returns a Series Object when nBarIndex is not specified.

Returns a single value when nBarIndex is specified.


Notes
Only available in versions 7.9 or later.

The accDist() built-in study function does not accept another built-in series or custom series as the source other than sym() or inv().


Code Examples
Single Line Indicator:
function main() {    return accDist();}

Retrieve single values:
function main() {    var nValue_0 = accDist(0);  // Current Bar Index    var nValue_1 = accDist(-1); // Prior Bar Index             return new Array(nValue_0, nValue_1);}

Initialize a Series Object:
var xStudy = null;function main() {    if (xStudy == null) {        xStudy = accDist();    }            // retrieve single values for conditional statements    var nValue_0 = xStudy.getValue(0);  // Current Bar Index value    var nValue_1 = xStudy.getValue(-1); // Prior Bar Index value            return nValue_0;  // Plot Current Bar Index Value}

Initialize a Series Object based on an external interval:
var xStudy = null;var bInit = false;  // Initialization flagfunction main() {    if (bInit == false) {        xStudy = accDist(inv(20));  // 20-min interval        bInit = true;    }            // retrieve single values for conditional statements    var nValue_0 = xStudy.getValue(0);  // Current Bar Index value    var nValue_1 = xStudy.getValue(-1); // Prior Bar Index value            return getSeries(xStudy);  // Synchronized Series plot}


Initialize a Series Object based on an external symbol and interval:
var xStudy = null;var bInit = false;  // Initialization flagfunction main() {    if (bInit == false) {        xStudy = accDist(sym("IBM,20"));  // IBM 20-min interval        bInit = true;    }         // retrieve single values for conditional statements    var nValue_0 = xStudy.getValue(0);  // Current Bar Index value    var nValue_1 = xStudy.getValue(-1); // Prior Bar Index value         return getSeries(xStudy);  // Synchronized Series plot}


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