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Signed Volume (Order Flow)

Is there any way to get the daily signed volume of an asset? I see dollar volume and volume examples, but those seem to be total volume (buying and selling). Anyway to separate between buy volume vs sell volume?

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Hi John,

Unfortunately, there is no direct method to get the entire Bid or Ask volume for a give time frame or data slcie. However, you can find the latest Bid/Ask trade size by accessing the security's QuoteBars.

data.QuoteBars['SPY'].LastAskSize
data.QuoteBars['SPY'].LastBidSize

One way to approximate the volume for a given timespan would be to aggregate all of the latest bid/ask sizes from Resolution.Second data. I hope that helps!

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Hi Jack, thank you for your answer. That's not what Order Flow is. Order Flow is the signed (buy/sell) volume of only executed market orders (not stop/limit orders). 

I.E for symbol MSFT

Date        Timestamp                       Order,  Mkt Price
1/12/2020, 2020-01-02T09:18:40+0400, +1000, $185
1/12/2020, 2020-01-02T09:18:40+0400, -5000, $186

Here's an example API for Forex, but I'm looking for one for equities, wasn't sure if QC could do it out of the box or not:
 

https://www.fxcm.com/pro/market-data/trade-tape/

 

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Sorry its not supported/installed out of the box at this time, but you can potentially import it as custom data if you purchase the dataset from FXCM.

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I found a workable alternative, the On Balanced Volume and Accumulation Distribution indicators shows signed volume. Just throwing it up here in case someone else needs something similar. 

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