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BalanceOfPowerOverPeriod(SeriesCollection) Method
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dotnetCHARTING Namespace > FinancialEngine Class > BalanceOfPowerOverPeriod Method : BalanceOfPowerOverPeriod(SeriesCollection) Method


sc
A collection of series objects. For example, to evaluate this indicator for two series you will need to pass a series collection containing this two series.
Evaluates the Balance of Power (BOP) indicator, created by Igor Livshin; which captures the struggle between the Bulls and Bears over a number of trading days.

Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Public Overloads Shared Function BalanceOfPowerOverPeriod( _
   ByVal sc As SeriesCollection _
) As SeriesCollection
Visual Basic (Usage)Copy Code
Dim sc As SeriesCollection
Dim value As SeriesCollection
 
value = FinancialEngine.BalanceOfPowerOverPeriod(sc)
C# 
public static SeriesCollection BalanceOfPowerOverPeriod( 
   SeriesCollection sc
)

Parameters

sc
A collection of series objects. For example, to evaluate this indicator for two series you will need to pass a series collection containing this two series.

Return Value

A series is returned where the first term corresponds to the BOP of the last trading day, the second term gives the BOP on the previous trading day and so on.

Exceptions

ExceptionDescription
ArgumentExceptionThrown if any elements from the highs, lows, closes or opens are strictly negative.

Remarks

An array is returned where the first term corresponds to the BOP of the last trading day, the second term gives the BOP on the previous trading day and so on.

Interpretation

The BOP indicator for each trading day lies within the range [-1,1]. When the BOP indicator is towards the high if its range it will signifies that the Bulls are in control, conversely when the indicator is towards the lows of its range it signifies that the bear are in control. If the indicator move from a high positive range to a lower positive range it signifies that the buying pressure is decreasing. Conversely, if the indicator move from a low negative range to a higher negative range it signifies that the selling pressure is decreasing.

Evaluation

The BOP indicator for each trading days is evaluated by the following formulae:

BOP = (Close - Open)/(High - Low)

where close is the days closing price, open is the days opening price, high is the highest traded price during the day and low is the lowest traded price during the day.

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