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Most Recent Occurence (MRO)

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Returns the number of bars ago that the test condition evaluated to true within the specified look back period expressed in bars. It checks from the current bar works away (back) from it. This method will NOT work on multi-instrument or multi-time frame strategies.

Method Return Value

An int value representing the number of bars ago. Returns a value of -1 if the specified test condition did not evaluate to true within the look back period.


MRO(Condition condition, int instance, int lookBackPeriod)
The syntax for condition must be written in the following manner:


delegate { return your true/false condition;}



A true/false expression


The occurrence to check for (1 is the most recent, 2 is the 2nd most recent, etc...)


Number of bars to look back to check for the test condition. Test is evaluated on the current bar and the bars in the look back period.



// Prints the high price of the most recent up bar over the last 10 bars (current bar + look back period's 9 bars before that)
int barsAgo = MRO(delegate {return Close[0] > Open[0];}, 1, 9);
if (barsAgo > -1)
    Print("The bar high was " + High[barsAgo]);

See Also
Least Recent Occurence(LRO)