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

Input Arguments

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Data for high, low, and close prices, specified as a matrix, table, or timetable. For matrix input, Data is an M-by-3 matrix of high, low, and close prices stored in the corresponding columns. Timetables and tables with M rows must contain a variable named 'High', 'Low', 'Close' (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.

Introduced before R2006a