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Median price from the series of high and low prices

Using a fints object for the Data argument of medprice is not recommended. Use a matrix, timetable, or table instead for financial time series. For more information, see Convert Financial Time Series Objects fints to Timetables.



MedianPrice = medprice(Data) calculates the median prices from the series of high and low prices. The median price is the average of the high and low prices for each period.


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Load the file SimulatedStock.mat, which provides a timetable (TMW) for financial data for TMW stock.

load SimulatedStock.mat
MedianPrice = medprice(TMW);
title('Median Price for TMW')

Figure contains an axes object. The axes object with title Median Price for TMW contains an object of type line.

Input Arguments

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Data for high and low prices, specified as a matrix, table, or timetable. For matrix input, Data is an M-by-2 matrix of high and low prices stored in the corresponding columns. The columns can be in either order because the median price is the average of the high and low prices for each period. Timetables and tables with M rows must contain a variable named 'High' and 'Low' (case insensitive).

Data Types: double | table | timetable

Output Arguments

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Median price series, returned with the same number of rows (M) and the same type (matrix, table, or timetable) as the input Data.


[1] Achelis, S. B. Technical Analysis from A to Z. Second Edition. McGraw-Hill, 1995, pp. 177–178.

Version History

Introduced before R2006a

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