Finding the difference between two time values

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Hello, I am a newb to this platform, and am working on building my first algorithm. How can I find the difference between the current value of the stock and the value thirty seconds before?

Thanks,
Will S.

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Hi Will,

We can create a momentum indicator in Initialize to track the change of a stock's price over the previous 30 seconds with

lookback = 30
self.mom = self.MOM(self.sym, lookback, Resolution.Second)
self.SetWarmUp(lookback, Resolution.Second)

We can then access the trailing absolute change in OnData with

self.mom.Current.Value

You can find a full list of indicators in theĀ indicator reference table. See the attached backtest for a full example algorithm on this indicator.

Best,
Derek

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Great, thanks for the help!

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