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## Decide to Buy Shares Using Intraday Data from Thomson Reuters Tick History

This example shows how to connect to Thomson Reuters® Tick History and trigger a buy decision for a single Reuters® Instrument Code (RIC) using the trade price.

Create a Thomson Reuters Tick History connection by using a user name and password. The appearance of the connection object `c` in the MATLAB® workspace indicates a successful connection.

```username = 'username'; password = 'password'; c = trth(username,password);```

Retrieve intraday data for the IBM® security. Using the `timeseries` function, retrieve the trade price from November 6, 2017 through November 7, 2017.

```sec = ["IBM.N","Ric"]; fields = ["Trade - Price"]; startdate = datetime('11/06/2017','InputFormat','MM/dd/yyyy'); enddate = datetime('11/07/2017','InputFormat','MM/dd/yyyy'); d = timeseries(c,sec,fields,startdate,enddate);```

Display the first three rows of intraday data.

`head(d,3)`
```ans = 3×5 timetable Time x_RIC Domain GMTOffset Type Price ____________________ _______ ______________ _________ _______ ________ 06-Nov-2017 14:30:10 'IBM.N' 'Market Price' '-5' 'Trade' '151.68' 06-Nov-2017 14:30:10 'IBM.N' 'Market Price' '-5' 'Trade' '151.66' 06-Nov-2017 14:30:10 'IBM.N' 'Market Price' '-5' 'Trade' '151.73' ```

`d` is a timetable that contains these variables:

• Transaction date and time

• RIC

• Domain

• GMT time zone offset

• Transaction type

• Price

Assume a price threshold of \$160. Determine if the trade price is less than \$160. Set the buy indicator `buynow` to `true` when the threshold is met.

```value = str2double(d.Price); buynow = (value < 160);```