Trend Indicators

This document describes the Trend indicators used in financial charting.

Trend indicators show the tendency of series values to move in a specific direction over time.

For a 2D XY-series, you can show any number of trend indicators of the following types.

To add an indicator to a series, add the required class object to the XYDiagram2DSeriesViewBase.Indicators collection.

The Mass Index and Standard Deviation indicators can be plotted on a separate pane. For this, specify the SeparatePaneIndicator.Pane and SeparatePaneIndicator.AxisY properties.

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The following image demonstrates the Standard Deviation indicator plotted on a separate pane.

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For the Bollinger Bands and Standard Deviation indicators, you can specify which series point value should be used to calculate the indicator using the BollingerBands.ValueLevel or StandardDeviation.ValueLevel property.

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All of these indicators have options specifying the point count required to calculate a value of an indicator. For Bollinger Bands, it is BollingerBands.PointsCount; for Mass Index - MassIndex.MovingAveragePointsCount and MassIndex.SumPointsCount; for Standard Deviation - StandardDeviation.PointsCount.

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