How does the less than phrase work?

In the past, there has been some confusion on exactly how the "less than" phrase works on StockFetcher. Take the example below:

show stocks where MA(200) is less than 1% below the MA(50)



By definition on StockFetcher, this filter will include stocks that where:
  1. The MA(200) is below the MA(50), but no more than 1% below

  2. The MA(200) is above the MA(50)

Now, to further restrict matches in the example above so that the MA(200) is *only* below the MA(50), but no more than 1% below, you can add a single line:

show stocks where MA(200) is less than 1% below the MA(50)
and MA(200) is below MA(50)




StockFetcher handles the command this way, so it is possible to easily create an error band around measures. For example:

show stocks where MA(200) is less than 1% below the MA(50)
and MA(200) is less than 1% above MA(50)




The example above creates a handy method to find stocks where the MA(200) is very near the MA(50).

Below is an image that further illustrates how this phrase works



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