On Balance Volume Indicator
Send Feedback

Glossary Item Box

Topic Overview

Purpose

This topic provides a conceptual overview of the IGChartView™ control’s On Balance Volume indicator and provides a code example demonstrating how to add it to the chart view.

In this topic


Introduction

On Balance Volume indicator summary

The On Balance Volume indicator (OBV) calculates a running total of sales volume for a stock and displays whether this volume is flowing in or out, purchasing and selling respectively. The total volume for a day is given a positive or negative value depending on whether the prices were higher or lower that day than the previous day. A higher closing price yields a positive value while a lower closing price results in a negative value. These values accumulate over time into the running total.

Data requirements

While the IGChartView control allows easy binding to your own data model, make sure to supply the appropriate amounts and types of data required by the series. Failing to do so causes the IGChartView to appear blank.

Required – the data model must contain numeric fields for each volume and closing values in order to render data.


Adding an On Balance Volume Indicator to the IGChartView – Code Example

Description

The following code uses the IGOHLCSeriesDataSourceHelper to supply randomly generated data to a financial price series by first adding to the IGChartView instance, then next adding the financial indicator to the IGChartView instance as a series, and then finally adding the IGChartView as a subview of the current UIView.

Prerequisites

This code example requires the inclusion of the IGChartView framework, detail about how to add this framework can be found in the Adding the Chart Framework File topic.

Code

In C#:

List<NSObject> open = new List<NSObject>();
for (int i = 0; i < 25; i++) {
      open.Add(new NSNumber((new Random((int)DateTime.Now.Ticks).Next(100))));
}
List<NSObject> high = new List<NSObject>();
for (int i = 0; i < 25; i++) {
      high.Add(new NSNumber((new Random((int)DateTime.Now.Ticks).Next(130))));
}
List<NSObject> low = new List<NSObject>();
for (int i = 0; i < 25; i++) {
      low.Add(new NSNumber((new Random((int)DateTime.Now.Ticks).Next(100))));
}
List<NSObject> close = new List<NSObject>();
for (int i = 0; i < 25; i++) {
      close.Add(new NSNumber((new Random((int)DateTime.Now.Ticks).Next(110))));
}
List<NSObject> volume = new List<NSObject>();
for (int i = 0; i < 25; i++) {
      volume.Add(new NSNumber((new Random((int)DateTime.Now.Ticks).Next(1100000))));
}
IGOHLCSeriesDataSourceHelper source = new IGOHLCSeriesDataSourceHelper();
source.OpenValues = open.ToArray();
source.HighValues = high.ToArray();
source.LowValues = low.ToArray();
source.CloseValues = close.ToArray();
source.VolumeValues = volume.ToArray();
IGChartView infraChart = new IGChartView(this.View.Frame);
infraChart.AutoresizingMask = UIViewAutoresizing.FlexibleWidth | UIViewAutoresizing.FlexibleHeight;
IGCategoryXAxis xAxis = new IGCategoryXAxis("xAxis");
IGNumericYAxis yAxis = new IGNumericYAxis("yAxis");
infraChart.AddAxis(xAxis);
infraChart.AddAxis(yAxis);
IGFinancialPriceSeries financialPriceSeries = new IGFinancialPriceSeries("financialPriceSeries");
financialPriceSeries.XAxis = xAxis;
financialPriceSeries.YAxis = yAxis;
financialPriceSeries.DataSource = source;
financialPriceSeries.DisplayType = IGPriceDisplayType.IGPriceDisplayTypeCandlestick;
IGOnBalanceVolumeIndicator financialIndicator = new IGOnBalanceVolumeIndicator("financialIndicator");
financialIndicator.XAxis = xAxis;
financialIndicator.YAxis = yAxis;
financialIndicator.DataSource = source;
financialIndicator.Thickness = 3.0f;
infraChart.AddSeries(financialPriceSeries);
infraChart.AddSeries(financialIndicator);
(this.View).AddSubview(infraChart);

In Objective-C:

    NSMutableArray *open = [[NSMutableArray alloc] init];
    for (int i = 0; i < 25; i++) {
        [open addObject:[[NSNumber alloc] initWithDouble:(arc4random() % 100)]];
    }
    
    NSMutableArray *high = [[NSMutableArray alloc] init];
    for (int i = 0; i < 25; i++) {
        [high addObject:[[NSNumber alloc] initWithDouble:(arc4random() % 100 + 30)]];
    }
    
    NSMutableArray *low = [[NSMutableArray alloc] init];
    for (int i = 0; i < 25; i++) {
        [low addObject:[[NSNumber alloc] initWithDouble:(arc4random() % 100)]];
    }
    
    NSMutableArray *close = [[NSMutableArray alloc] init];
    for (int i = 0; i < 25; i++) {
        [close addObject:[[NSNumber alloc] initWithDouble:(arc4random() % 100 + 10)]];
    }
    
    NSMutableArray *volume = [[NSMutableArray alloc] init];
    for (int i = 0; i < 25; i++)
    {
        [volume addObject:[[NSNumber alloc] initWithDouble:(arc4random() % 1000000 + 100000)]];
    }
    
    IGOHLCSeriesDataSourceHelper *source = [[IGOHLCSeriesDataSourceHelper alloc] init];
    source.openValues = open;
    source.highValues = high;
    source.lowValues = low;
    source.closeValues = close;
    source.volumeValues = volume;
    
    IGChartView *infraChart = [[IGChartView alloc] initWithFrame:self.view.frame];
    [infraChart setAutoresizingMask:UIViewAutoresizingFlexibleWidth|UIViewAutoresizingFlexibleHeight];
    
    IGCategoryXAxis *xAxis = [[IGCategoryXAxis alloc] initWithKey:@"xAxis"];
    IGNumericYAxis *yAxis = [[IGNumericYAxis alloc] initWithKey:@"yAxis"];
    [infraChart addAxis:xAxis];
    [infraChart addAxis:yAxis];
    
    IGFinancialPriceSeries *financialPriceSeries = [[IGFinancialPriceSeries alloc] initWithKey:@"financialPriceSeries"];
    financialPriceSeries.xAxis = xAxis;
    financialPriceSeries.yAxis = yAxis;
    financialPriceSeries.dataSource = source;
    financialPriceSeries.displayType = IGPriceDisplayTypeCandlestick;
    IGOnBalanceVolumeIndicator *financialIndicator = [[IGOnBalanceVolumeIndicator alloc] initWithKey:@"financialIndicator"];
    financialIndicator.xAxis = xAxis;
    financialIndicator.yAxis = yAxis;
    financialIndicator.dataSource = source;
    financialIndicator.thickness = 3.0f;
    
    [infraChart addSeries:financialPriceSeries];
    [infraChart addSeries:financialIndicator];
    [self.view addSubview:infraChart];

Related Content

Topics

The following topics provide additional information related to this topic.

Topic

Purpose

This collection of topics explains each of the individual charts supported by the IGChartView control.