Accumulation Distribution

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The Accumulation Distribution function is a technical indicator that considers both stock price and volume. When the indicator increases, it implies an accumulation or buying of the related stock. When the indicator decreases, it implies distribution or selling of the related stock. Accumulation Distribution can be used to detect divergences between stock price movement and volume movement. Other applications include confirmation of price trends and providing advance warning of a possible reversal in stock price.

1. Syntax

ACCDIST(d0,d1,d2,d3,d4)

2. Input

The Accumulation Distribution function requires the following input series:

  • d0 - High data values - The first set of data values for which the Accumulation Distribution is calculated, usually the daily high price of a stock.
  • d1 - Low data values - The second set of data values for which the Accumulation Distribution is calculated, usually the daily low price of a stock.
  • d2 - Close data values - The third set of data values for which the Accumulation Distribution is calculated, usually the daily close price of a stock.
  • d3 - Volume data values - The fourth set of data values for which the Accumulation Distribution is calculated, usually the daily volume.

3. Parameters

The Accumulation Distribution function has no parameters.

4. Output

The Accumulation Distribution function generates the following output:

  • Accumulation Distribution - The Accumulation Distribution result set.

5. See also

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