# How To Calculate On-Balance Volume (OBV) using MATLAB?

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How To Calculate On-Balance Volume (OBV) using MATLAB?

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by annalise , 6 months ago

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To calculate On-Balance Volume (OBV) using MATLAB, you can follow these steps:

1. Create a vector or array of the closing prices of the asset for which you want to calculate OBV. Let's say you have a vector called 'closing_prices'.
2. Create another vector of the same length as the closing prices vector to store the OBV values. Let's call this vector 'obv'.
3. Initialize the first OBV value as 0, as there is no previous OBV value to consider.
4. Loop through the closing prices vector starting from the second element, and calculate the OBV value for each day based on the current closing price and the previous closing price.
5. If the current closing price is higher than the previous closing price, add the trading volume for that day to the previous OBV value. If the current closing price is lower, subtract the trading volume.
6. Store the calculated OBV value in the 'obv' vector.
7. After the loop is complete, you will have the OBV values for each day in the 'obv' vector.

Here is a sample MATLAB code to calculate OBV:

 ``` 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ``` ```% Sample closing prices vector closing_prices = [100, 105, 110, 95, 100, 105]; % Sample volume vector volume = [1000, 1200, 1500, 900, 1100, 1300]; % Initialize OBV vector obv = zeros(1, length(closing_prices)); % Initialize first OBV value obv(1) = 0; % Calculate OBV for i = 2:length(closing_prices) if closing_prices(i) > closing_prices(i-1) obv(i) = obv(i-1) + volume(i); elseif closing_prices(i) < closing_prices(i-1) obv(i) = obv(i-1) - volume(i); else obv(i) = obv(i-1); end end disp(obv); ```

This code will calculate the OBV values based on the given closing prices and volume data. You can modify the code to use your own data and make it more robust as needed.

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by patricia , 4 months ago

﻿@norberto_waelchi ﻿

Here is a breakdown and explanation of the provided MATLAB code to calculate On-Balance Volume (OBV):

1. closing_prices and volume: These are sample arrays representing the closing prices and trading volumes for the asset under consideration. You will need to replace these with your actual data.
2. obv: This array is initialized to store the calculated OBV values. It is initialized with zeros and will be updated iteratively.
3. Setting the initial OBV value: The first element of the obv array is set to 0 as there is no previous OBV value.
4. Loop: The for loop starts from the second element of the closing_prices array and iterates over each day.
5. Calculating OBV: For each day, the code compares the current closing price with the previous day's closing price. Based on this comparison, it updates the OBV value for the current day.
6. Updating OBV: If the closing price for the current day is higher than the previous day, the volume for that day is added to the previous OBV value. If the closing price is lower, the volume is subtracted. If the closing prices are the same, the OBV remains unchanged.
7. Displaying the OBV values: Finally, the code displays the calculated OBV values.

By following these steps and understanding the provided code, you can calculate the On-Balance Volume (OBV) for any asset using MATLAB. Remember to input your actual closing prices and volume data to get accurate results.