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Get Current Value of Indicator

Hello,

I have a very simple problem. All I want is to get the current numerical value of an indicator (such as SMA) - at its current position in time - and store it in a double variable.

For example (I know this does not work):

private SimpleMovingAverage sma;

double dCurSMA;

dCurSMA = (double)sma;

Thank you for your help,

Phil

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Hi Phil; Most of LEAN uses decimals to avoid loosing precision when doing money math. The indicator is implicitly cast to a decimal so you can do things like this:

private SimpleMovingAverage smaSlow;
private SimpleMovingAverage smaFast;

if (smaSlow > smaFast) {
Buy()
}

// doubleSma is a decimal; so the numbers need "m" on the end.
var doubleSma = smaSlow * 2m;

//Extracting to a separate variable
decimal valueSma = sma;

 

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That's great Jared, thank you very much!

Phil

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