The QStick was authored by Tushar Chande. It identifies trends by plotting an N-period moving average of the differences between the opening and closing prices. Values greater than 0 indicate the majority of the last ‘N’ days have been up (buying pressure is increasing). The user may change the method (SMA) and period length. This indicator’s definition is further expressed in the condensed code given in the calculation below.


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//method = moving average (ma), user defined, default is SMA
//period = user defined, default is 20
//diff = difference, index = current bar number

diff = getClose(index) - getOpen(index);
Plot: ma = ma(method, index, period, DIFF);