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Chaikin Oscillator

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The Chaikin Oscillator is simply the Moving Average Convergence Divergence indicator (MACD) applied to the Accumulation/Distribution Line. The formula is the difference between the 3-day exponential moving average and the 10-day exponential moving average of the Accumulation/Distribution Line. Just as the MACD-Histogram is an indicator to predict moving average crossovers in MACD, the Chaikin Oscillator is an indicator to predict changes in the Accumulation/Distribution Line.


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ChaikinOscillator(int fast, int slow)
ChaikinOscillator(IDataSeries input, int fast, int slow)


Returns default value
ChaikinOscillator(int fast, int slow)[int barsAgo]
ChaikinOscillator(IDataSeries input, int fast, int slow)[int barsAgo]



Return Value

double; Accessing this method via an index value [int barsAgo] returns the indicator value of the referenced bar.





The number of bars to calculate the fast EMA


Indicator source data (?)


The number of bars to calculate the slow EMA




// Prints the current value of a ChaikinOscillator using default price type
double value = ChaikinOscillator(3, 10)[0];
Print("The current ChaikinOscillator value is " + value.ToString());



Source Code

You can view this indicator method source code by selecting the menu Tools > Edit NinjaScript > Indicator within the NinjaTrader Control Center window.