Chande Momentum Oscillator (CMO)
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    Chande Momentum Oscillator (CMO)

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    Chande Momentum Oscillator (CMO) is a study used to help monitor the speed at which the price changes. CMO first calculates the difference between the sum of gains and the sum of losses. Then, the study divides that difference by the sum of all price movements over the given period. The oscillator's values are presented on the -100 to +100 scale with the zero line and oversold/overbought levels equal to -50 and +50 respectively.

    CMO = [(Su - Sd) / (S- Sd)] x -100

    Su – the sum of higher closes (up periods)
    Sd – the sum of lower closes (down periods)

    Chande Momentum Oscillator Chande Momentum Oscillator


    LengthThe number of periods the indicator uses to calculate the CMO plot


    The plot renders the data you are working with on the chart. You can show/hide a plot by clicking the corresponding item in the settings. Every plot has a set of basic settings that you can change: color, weight, and type.

    CMOThe Chande Momentum Oscillator plot
    UpperLevelThe overbought level
    LowerLevelThe oversold level
    ZeroThe zero level

    Click the color rectangle under the plot's name to open the palette. Use the slider at the bottom to set the opacity of the color.


    To create a custom color:

    1. Clickto open the color picker
    2. By using the slider at the bottom, adjust the main color
    3. Then, set a shade for the main color on the palette

    The custom-created colors are added to your palette. To remove a custom color, drag it out of the palette.

    Change the value (in px) to adjust the thickness of the plot.
    The following plot types are available:
    • Linear. The plot is displayed as a line.
    • Column. The plot is displayed as a histogram.
    • DifferenceThe plot is displayed as a line which represents the difference between High and Low prices of the bar.
    • PointsThe plot is displayed as points.
    • Text above candleThe plot is displayed as the price labels above candles on the chart.
    • Text below candleThe plot is displayed as the price labels below candles on the chart.
    • Triangle above candleThe plot is displayed as triangles above candles on the chart.
    • Color candle. The candles on candle-type charts are highlighted with specified colors.


    Check Overlaying to display the indicator on the chart. Otherwise, the indicator is shown in a study pane down below.

    Note: To reset the settings, click Restore to Default next to the SETTINGS: INDICATOR'S TITLE