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The Accumulation/Distribution Line

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by CI Staff

Technical analysis is all about studying the activity of price and volume in a given security in the hopes of predicting future price movements. The interaction between the supply and demand of a security is a driving force behind price activity. There are several indicators that examine the flow of money into and out of a security in order to determine its likely price direction. One of them is the accumulation/distribution line, which considers the trading range of a security for a given period and the trading volume. Developed by Marc Chaikin, the accumulation/distribution line is used to assess the cumulative flow of money into and out of a security.

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