# Relative Strength Index (RSI)

Created by J. Welles Wilder, the Relative Strength Index is an oscillator that measures strength of the winning/losing streak over `N`

lookback periods on a scale of 0 to 100, to depict overbought and oversold conditions.
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```
// usage
IEnumerable<RsiResult> results =
quotes.GetRsi(lookbackPeriods);
```

## Parameters

`lookbackPeriods`

* int* - Number of periods (

`N`

) in the lookback period. Must be greater than 0. Default is 14.### Historical quotes requirements

You must have at least `N+100`

periods of `quotes`

to cover the convergence periods. Since this uses a smoothing technique, we recommend you use at least `10×N`

data points prior to the intended usage date for better precision.

`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.

## Response

```
IEnumerable<RsiResult>
```

- This method returns a time series of all available indicator values for the
`quotes`

provided. - It always returns the same number of elements as there are in the historical quotes.
- It does not return a single incremental indicator value.
- The first
`N-1`

periods will have`null`

values since there’s not enough data to calculate.

Convergence warning: The first`10×N`

periods will have decreasing magnitude, convergence-related precision errors that can be as high as ~5% deviation in indicator values for earlier periods.

### RsiResult

`Date`

* DateTime* - Date from evaluated

`TQuote`

`Rsi`

* double* - Relative Strength Index

### Utilities

See Utilities and helpers for more information.

## Chaining

This indicator may be generated from any chain-enabled indicator or method.

```
// example
var results = quotes
.Use(CandlePart.HL2)
.GetRsi(..);
```

Results can be further processed on `Rsi`

with additional chain-enabled indicators.

```
// example
var results = quotes
.GetRsi(..)
.GetSlope(..);
```