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Technical Analysis Basics: MACD

The MACD indicator is an important tool in technical analysis. This indicator is available for free on your MetaTrader platform. This indicator basically measures the difference between a fast and a slow moving average. The 12 period is the slow moving average. The 26 period is the fast moving average. This indicator is used to help define trends. You can also generate buy and sell signals using the signal line. When […]

Forex Trading for Beginners — MACD

In this video, you will learn about the MACD indicator. This is a lagging indicator. It is used for measuring changes in momentum and the direction of the currency pair. When the histogram is above the signal line, it indicates bullish momentum. You can use it as a buy signal. When the histogram is below the signal line, it indicates bearish momentum. You can use it as a sell signal. You can […]

How to Trade with the MACD

In this video, you will learn about the MACD indicator. The Moving Average Convergence Divergence is a lagging indicator for trend following. It consists of two EMAs and a histogram, which is the difference between the two EMAs. You see a positive histogram when the fast EMA crosses above the slow EMA. This is your buy signal. A negative histogram is produced when the slow EMA crosses below the fast EMA. […]

How to Trade a Divergence — A Step-by-Step Trading Guide | Best Forex Trading Strategies

In this video, you will learn how to trade using divergence. Divergence happens when the price and the momentum indicator reading starts to diverge. For example, look at this chart. Initially, the price rises and the MACD histogram rises with it. At some point, price makes higher high, but histogram makes lower high. This indicates that the momentum is slowing down. You can also observe divergence using other […]

MACD & Momentum Trading Strategies

In this video, you will learn about a momentum trading strategy using the MACD indicator. As you can see on the 4-hour chart, the indicator is visible on the bottom of the chart. It consists of a signal line and a histogram. It consists of two moving averages, the 12-period, and the 26-period. Also, you can add these two moving averages on the chart. When there is a crossover in the moving average, then the indicator touches the zero line. So, […]

The Best MACD Indicator for Trade Entry

In this video, you will learn about a forex trading strategy using the 2-line MACD indicator. If you are interested in using this indicator, you can find this indicator on the forex factory web site. With this strategy, you locate the trend using the daily chart. As you can see, the market is in an uptrend. Then, you can look for the 4-hour chart for any signal. But if you […]

Know About MACD Indicator

Moving average convergence divergence is a trend-following momentum indicator that shows the relationship between two moving averages of prices. The MACD is calculated by subtracting the 26-day EMA from the 12-day EMA. A 9-day EMA of the MACD, called the signal line, is then plotted on top of the MACD, functioning as a trigger fro buy and sell signals. There are three common methods used to interpret the MACD. Crossovers — As shown in the chart above, when […]

MACD Indicator — MetaTrader Terminal

This video is devoted to the MACD in the MetaTrader platform. To apply this indicator to the chart, press indicators button on the toolbar, choose oscillators, MACD. Subsequently, the window in which we change the indicator properties appears. Here we can choose the periods of three moving averages, method, fixed maximum, and fixed minimum. Visualization settings can be changed in the colors tab. When we choose the method, we specify the prices to which the indicator […]

MACD Indicator MT4 Default Setup Explained

The Moving Average Convergence Divergence is a technical indicator that uses the difference between the short-term and long-term price trends in an attempt to anticipate future price evolution. The indicator is constructed using three moving averages that plot two components on the chart. The default value of the indicator are 26, 12, and 9. The main component is a differential between the 26-period and the 12-period exponential moving average. The bigger the gap between these two moving […]

Two-Line MACD Indicator for MT4 Explained

The Moving Average Convergence Divergence or MACD is one of the most popular technical indicators in trading. It was invented about 40 years ago by Gerald Appel and its appreciation comes from the fact that it can be used either as a trend or momentum indicator. This indicator calculates the difference between a 26-period and 12-period Exponential Moving Average and plots it on the chart as a line. The second line of the indicator is called signal […]