Supported Indicators

Mc Clellan Oscillator

Introduction

The McClellan Oscillator is a market breadth indicator which was developed by Sherman and Marian McClellan. It is based on the difference between the number of advancing and declining periods.

To view the implementation of this indicator, see the LEAN GitHub repository.

Using MOSC Indicator

To create an automatic indicators for McClellanOscillator, call the MOSC helper method from the QCAlgorithm class. The MOSC method creates a McClellanOscillator object, hooks it up for automatic updates, and returns it so you can used it in your algorithm. In most cases, you should call the helper method in the Initializeinitialize method.

public class McClellanOscillatorAlgorithm : QCAlgorithm
{
    private Symbol _symbol;
    private Symbol _reference;
    private McClellanOscillator _mosc;

    public override void Initialize()
    {
        _symbol = AddEquity("SPY", Resolution.Daily).Symbol;
        _reference = AddEquity("QQQ", Resolution.Daily).Symbol;
        _mosc = MOSC([_symbol, reference]);
    }

    public override void OnData(Slice data)
    {
        if (_mosc.IsReady)
        {
            // The current value of _mosc is represented by itself (_mosc)
            // or _mosc.Current.Value
            Plot("McClellanOscillator", "mosc", _mosc);
            // Plot all properties of mosc
            Plot("McClellanOscillator", "emafast", _mosc.EMAFast);
            Plot("McClellanOscillator", "emaslow", _mosc.EMASlow);
            Plot("McClellanOscillator", "addifference", _mosc.ADDifference);
        }
    }
}
class McClellanOscillatorAlgorithm(QCAlgorithm):
    def initialize(self) -> None:
        self._symbol = self.add_equity("SPY", Resolution.DAILY).symbol
        self.reference = self.add_equity("QQQ", Resolution.DAILY).symbol
        self._mosc = self.mosc([self._symbol, reference])

    def on_data(self, slice: Slice) -> None:
        if self._mosc.is_ready:
            # The current value of self._mosc is represented by self._mosc.current.value
            self.plot("McClellanOscillator", "mosc", self._mosc.current.value)
            # Plot all attributes of self._mosc
            self.plot("McClellanOscillator", "ema_fast", self._mosc.ema_fast.current.value)
            self.plot("McClellanOscillator", "ema_slow", self._mosc.ema_slow.current.value)
            self.plot("McClellanOscillator", "ad_difference", self._mosc.ad_difference.current.value)

The following reference table describes the MOSC method:

mosc(symbols, fast_period=19, slow_period=39, resolution=None, selector=None)[source]

Creates a new McClellan Oscillator indicator

Parameters:
  • symbols (Symbol[] | List[Symbol]) — The symbols whose McClellan Oscillator we want
  • fast_period (int, optional) — Fast period EMA of advance decline difference
  • slow_period (int, optional) — Slow period EMA of advance decline difference
  • resolution (Resolution, optional) — The resolution
  • selector (Callable[IBaseData, TradeBar], optional) — Selects a value from the BaseData to send into the indicator, if null defaults to casting the input value to a TradeBar
Returns:

The McClellan Oscillator indicator for the requested symbol over the specified period

Return type:

McClellanOscillator

MOSC(symbols, fastPeriod=19, slowPeriod=39, resolution=None, selector=None)[source]

Creates a new McClellan Oscillator indicator

Parameters:
  • symbols (Symbol[] | IEnumerable[Symbol]) — The symbols whose McClellan Oscillator we want
  • fastPeriod (Int32, optional) — Fast period EMA of advance decline difference
  • slowPeriod (Int32, optional) — Slow period EMA of advance decline difference
  • resolution (Resolution, optional) — The resolution
  • selector (Func<IBaseData, TradeBar>, optional) — Selects a value from the BaseData to send into the indicator, if null defaults to casting the input value to a TradeBar
Returns:

The McClellan Oscillator indicator for the requested symbol over the specified period

Return type:

McClellanOscillator

If you don't provide a resolution, it defaults to the security resolution. If you provide a resolution, it must be greater than or equal to the resolution of the security. For instance, if you subscribe to hourly data for a security, you should update its indicator with data that spans 1 hour or longer.

For more information about the selector argument, see Alternative Price Fields.

For more information about plotting indicators, see Plotting Indicators.

You can manually create a McClellanOscillator indicator, so it doesn't automatically update. Manual indicators let you update their values with any data you choose.

Updating your indicator manually enables you to control when the indicator is updated and what data you use to update it. To manually update the indicator, call the Updateupdate method with a TradeBar. The indicator will only be ready after you prime it with enough data.

public class McClellanOscillatorAlgorithm : QCAlgorithm
{
    private Symbol _symbol;
    private Symbol _reference;
    private McClellanOscillator _mosc;

    public override void Initialize()
    {
        _symbol = AddEquity("SPY", Resolution.Daily).Symbol;
        _reference = AddEquity("QQQ", Resolution.Daily).Symbol;
        _mosc = new McClellanOscillator("");
    }

    public override void OnData(Slice data)
    {
        if (data.Bars.TryGetValue(_symbol, out var bar))
        {      
            _mosc.Update(bar);
        }
        if (data.Bars.TryGetValue(_reference, out bar))
        {      
            _mosc.Update(bar);
        }
   
        if (_mosc.IsReady)
        {
            // The current value of _mosc is represented by itself (_mosc)
            // or _mosc.Current.Value
            Plot("McClellanOscillator", "mosc", _mosc);
            // Plot all properties of mosc
            Plot("McClellanOscillator", "emafast", _mosc.EMAFast);
            Plot("McClellanOscillator", "emaslow", _mosc.EMASlow);
            Plot("McClellanOscillator", "addifference", _mosc.ADDifference);
        }
    }
}
class McClellanOscillatorAlgorithm(QCAlgorithm):
    def initialize(self) -> None:
        self._symbol = self.add_equity("SPY", Resolution.DAILY).symbol
        self.reference = self.add_equity("QQQ", Resolution.DAILY).symbol
        self._mosc = McClellanOscillator("")

    def on_data(self, slice: Slice) -> None:
        bar = slice.bars.get(self._symbol)
        if bar:
            self._mosc.update(bar)
        bar = slice.bars.get(self.referece)
        if bar:
            self._mosc.update(bar)
        if self._mosc.is_ready:
            # The current value of self._mosc is represented by self._mosc.current.value
            self.plot("McClellanOscillator", "mosc", self._mosc.current.value)
            # Plot all attributes of self._mosc
            self.plot("McClellanOscillator", "ema_fast", self._mosc.ema_fast.current.value)
            self.plot("McClellanOscillator", "ema_slow", self._mosc.ema_slow.current.value)
            self.plot("McClellanOscillator", "ad_difference", self._mosc.ad_difference.current.value)

To register a manual indicator for automatic updates with the security data, call the RegisterIndicatorregister_indicator method.

public class McClellanOscillatorAlgorithm : QCAlgorithm
{
    private Symbol _symbol;
    private Symbol _reference;
    private McClellanOscillator _mosc;

    public override void Initialize()
    {
        _symbol = AddEquity("SPY", Resolution.Daily).Symbol;
        _reference = AddEquity("QQQ", Resolution.Daily).Symbol;
        _mosc = new McClellanOscillator("");
        RegisterIndicator(_symbol, _mosc, Resolution.Daily);
        RegisterIndicator(reference, _mosc, Resolution.Daily);
    }

    public override void OnData(Slice data)
    {
        if (_mosc.IsReady)
        {
            // The current value of _mosc is represented by itself (_mosc)
            // or _mosc.Current.Value
            Plot("McClellanOscillator", "mosc", _mosc);
            // Plot all properties of mosc
            Plot("McClellanOscillator", "emafast", _mosc.EMAFast);
            Plot("McClellanOscillator", "emaslow", _mosc.EMASlow);
            Plot("McClellanOscillator", "addifference", _mosc.ADDifference);
        }
    }
}
class McClellanOscillatorAlgorithm(QCAlgorithm):
    def initialize(self) -> None:
        self._symbol = self.add_equity("SPY", Resolution.DAILY).symbol
        self.reference = self.add_equity("QQQ", Resolution.DAILY).symbol
        self._mosc = McClellanOscillator("")
        self.register_indicator(self._symbol, self._mosc, Resolution.DAILY)
        self.register_indicator(reference, self._mosc, Resolution.DAILY)

    def on_data(self, slice: Slice) -> None:
        if self._mosc.is_ready:
            # The current value of self._mosc is represented by self._mosc.current.value
            self.plot("McClellanOscillator", "mosc", self._mosc.current.value)
            # Plot all attributes of self._mosc
            self.plot("McClellanOscillator", "ema_fast", self._mosc.ema_fast.current.value)
            self.plot("McClellanOscillator", "ema_slow", self._mosc.ema_slow.current.value)
            self.plot("McClellanOscillator", "ad_difference", self._mosc.ad_difference.current.value)

The following reference table describes the McClellanOscillator constructor:

McClellanOscillator

class QuantConnect.Indicators.McClellanOscillator[source]

The McClellan Oscillator is a market breadth indicator which was developed by Sherman and Marian McClellan. It is based on the difference between the number of advancing and declining periods.

get_enumerator()

Returns an enumerator that iterates through the history window.

Return type:

IEnumerator[IndicatorDataPoint]

reset()

Resets this indicator to its initial state

to_detailed_string()

Provides a more detailed string of this indicator in the form of {Name} - {Value}

Return type:

str

update(time, value)

Updates the state of this indicator with the given value and returns true if this indicator is ready, false otherwise

Parameters:
  • time (datetime)
  • value (float)
Return type:

bool

update(input)

Updates the state of this indicator with the given value and returns true if this indicator is ready, false otherwise

Parameters:
  • input (IBaseData)
Return type:

bool

property ad_difference

The number of advance assets minus the number of decline assets

Returns:

The number of advance assets minus the number of decline assets

Return type:

AdvanceDeclineDifference

property consolidators

The data consolidators associated with this indicator if any

Returns:

The data consolidators associated with this indicator if any

Return type:

ISet[IDataConsolidator]

property current

Gets the current state of this indicator. If the state has not been updated then the time on the value will equal DateTime.MinValue.

Returns:

Gets the current state of this indicator. If the state has not been updated then the time on the value will equal DateTime.MinValue.

Return type:

IndicatorDataPoint

property ema_fast

Fast period EMA of advance decline difference

Returns:

Fast period EMA of advance decline difference

Return type:

ExponentialMovingAverage

property ema_slow

Slow period EMA of advance decline difference

Returns:

Slow period EMA of advance decline difference

Return type:

ExponentialMovingAverage

property is_ready

Gets a flag indicating when this indicator is ready and fully initialized

Returns:

Gets a flag indicating when this indicator is ready and fully initialized

Return type:

bool

property item

Indexes the history windows, where index 0 is the most recent indicator value. If index is greater or equal than the current count, it returns null. If the index is greater or equal than the window size, it returns null and resizes the windows to i + 1.

Returns:

Indexes the history windows, where index 0 is the most recent indicator value. If index is greater or equal than the current count, it returns null. If the index is greater or equal than the window size, it returns null and resizes the windows to i + 1.

Return type:

IndicatorDataPoint

property name

Gets a name for this indicator

Returns:

Gets a name for this indicator

Return type:

str

property previous

Gets the previous state of this indicator. If the state has not been updated then the time on the value will equal DateTime.MinValue.

Returns:

Gets the previous state of this indicator. If the state has not been updated then the time on the value will equal DateTime.MinValue.

Return type:

IndicatorDataPoint

property samples

Gets the number of samples processed by this indicator

Returns:

Gets the number of samples processed by this indicator

Return type:

int

property warm_up_period

Required period, in data points, for the indicator to be ready and fully initialized.

Returns:

Required period, in data points, for the indicator to be ready and fully initialized.

Return type:

int

property window

A rolling window keeping a history of the indicator values of a given period

Returns:

A rolling window keeping a history of the indicator values of a given period

Return type:

RollingWindow[IndicatorDataPoint]

McClellanOscillator

class QuantConnect.Indicators.McClellanOscillator[source]

The McClellan Oscillator is a market breadth indicator which was developed by Sherman and Marian McClellan. It is based on the difference between the number of advancing and declining periods.

GetEnumerator()

Returns an enumerator that iterates through the history window.

Return type:

IEnumerator[IndicatorDataPoint]

Reset()

Resets this indicator to its initial state

ToDetailedString()

Provides a more detailed string of this indicator in the form of {Name} - {Value}

Return type:

String

Update(time, value)

Updates the state of this indicator with the given value and returns true if this indicator is ready, false otherwise

Parameters:
  • time (DateTime)
  • value (decimal)
Return type:

Boolean

Update(input)

Updates the state of this indicator with the given value and returns true if this indicator is ready, false otherwise

Parameters:
  • input (IBaseData)
Return type:

Boolean

property ADDifference

The number of advance assets minus the number of decline assets

Returns:

The number of advance assets minus the number of decline assets

Return type:

AdvanceDeclineDifference

property Consolidators

The data consolidators associated with this indicator if any

Returns:

The data consolidators associated with this indicator if any

Return type:

ISet<IDataConsolidator>

property Current

Gets the current state of this indicator. If the state has not been updated then the time on the value will equal DateTime.MinValue.

Returns:

Gets the current state of this indicator. If the state has not been updated then the time on the value will equal DateTime.MinValue.

Return type:

IndicatorDataPoint

property EMAFast

Fast period EMA of advance decline difference

Returns:

Fast period EMA of advance decline difference

Return type:

ExponentialMovingAverage

property EMASlow

Slow period EMA of advance decline difference

Returns:

Slow period EMA of advance decline difference

Return type:

ExponentialMovingAverage

property IsReady

Gets a flag indicating when this indicator is ready and fully initialized

Returns:

Gets a flag indicating when this indicator is ready and fully initialized

Return type:

bool

property Name

Gets a name for this indicator

Returns:

Gets a name for this indicator

Return type:

string

property Previous

Gets the previous state of this indicator. If the state has not been updated then the time on the value will equal DateTime.MinValue.

Returns:

Gets the previous state of this indicator. If the state has not been updated then the time on the value will equal DateTime.MinValue.

Return type:

IndicatorDataPoint

property Samples

Gets the number of samples processed by this indicator

Returns:

Gets the number of samples processed by this indicator

Return type:

int

property WarmUpPeriod

Required period, in data points, for the indicator to be ready and fully initialized.

Returns:

Required period, in data points, for the indicator to be ready and fully initialized.

Return type:

Int32

property Window

A rolling window keeping a history of the indicator values of a given period

Returns:

A rolling window keeping a history of the indicator values of a given period

Return type:

RollingWindow<IndicatorDataPoint>

property [System.Int32]

Indexes the history windows, where index 0 is the most recent indicator value. If index is greater or equal than the current count, it returns null. If the index is greater or equal than the window size, it returns null and resizes the windows to i + 1.

Returns:

Indexes the history windows, where index 0 is the most recent indicator value. If index is greater or equal than the current count, it returns null. If the index is greater or equal than the window size, it returns null and resizes the windows to i + 1.

Return type:

IndicatorDataPoint

Visualization

The following image shows plot values of selected properties of McClellanOscillator using the plotly library.

McClellanOscillator line plot.

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