Directional Movement Index (DMI)

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Directional Movement Index (DMI)

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An indicator developed by J. Welles Wilder for identifying when a definable trend is present in an instrument. That is, the DMI tells whether an instrument is trending or not.


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DMI(int period)
DMI(ISeries<double> input, int period)


Returns default value
DMI(int period)[int barsAgo]
DMI(ISeries<double> input, int period)[int barsAgo]



Return Value

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





Indicator source data (?)


Number of bars used in the calculation





// Prints the current value of a 20 period DMI using default price type
double value = DMI(20)[0];
Print("The current DMI value is " + value.ToString());



Source Code

You can view this indicator method source code by selecting the menu New > NinjaScript Editor > Indicators within the NinjaTrader Control Center window.