The most numerous data set within the InvestorsEdge database is the daily data, the most used example of which is the Close function.
Daily data functions all an optional offset parameter, which tells the system to retrieve data from offset. Some examples are:
- Close - returns the closing price.
- MarketCap(20) - returns the market capitalization 20 working days ago.
- TrailingYield(65) - returns the dividend yield a quarter ago.
- Close / Close(260) - returns the result of today's close divided by the closing price a year ago.
The % change of the a company's price from n periods ago relative to your strategy's benchmark
The % change of the a company's price from n periods ago relative to its industry
The % change of the a company's price from n periods ago relative to its sector