Accumulation/Distribution Indicator

How Accumulation/Distribution Indicator works

This tool makes use of lines to indicate trends or potential turning points. 

When confirming a trend:

  • A/D line rises during an uptrend
  • A/D line falls during a downtrend

Pattern Analysis:

  • A downtrend is weakening to a bullish shift when A/D line and decreasing prices rise
  • An uptrend is debilitating to a bearish change when A/D and rising prices fall


This indicator tool operates by multiplying the current volume of trades to the value of the closing position.

A/D (t) = [((C – L) – / (H – L)] x A/D (t – 1),


A/D (t) – current Accumulation/Distribution value;

A/D (t-1) – previous Accumulation/Distribution value;

H – current high;

L – current low;

C – close price

Vol- volume.

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