Chaikin Money Flow (CMF)

Created by Marc Chaikin, Chaikin Money Flow is the simple moving average of the directional Money Flow Volume. [Discuss] 💬

chart for Chaikin Money Flow (CMF)

// C# usage syntax
IEnumerable<CmfResult> results =


lookbackPeriods int - Number of periods (N) in the moving average. Must be greater than 0. Default is 20.

Historical quotes requirements

You must have at least N+1 periods of quotes to cover the warmup periods.

quotes is a collection of generic TQuote historical price quotes. It should have a consistent frequency (day, hour, minute, etc). See the Guide for more information.




Date DateTime - Date from evaluated TQuote

MoneyFlowMultiplier double - Money Flow Multiplier

MoneyFlowVolume double - Money Flow Volume

Cmf double - Chaikin Money Flow = SMA of MFV

🚩 Warning: absolute values in MFV and CMF are somewhat meaningless. Use with caution.


See Utilities and helpers for more information.


Results can be further processed on Cmf with additional chain-enabled indicators.

// example
var results = quotes

This indicator must be generated from quotes and cannot be generated from results of another chain-enabled indicator or method.