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8/28/2002 8:37:20 AM


Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD)

ParametersPeriod Fast EMA
Period Slow EMA2
Smoothing Period
UsageMACD Slow Line(days for ema1, days for ema2, smoothing period)
MACD Fast Line(days for ema1, days for ema2, smoothing period)
MACD Histogram(days for ema1, days for ema2, smoothing period)
DescriptionOriginally developed by Gerald Appel, the MACD is a momentum oscillator employing two exponential moving averages. To create the MACD, the difference of the two moving averages is plotted as the primary plot. A secondary plot is generated which is a moving average of the initial, or primary plot. The secondary plot is slow version of the primary plot and typically buy or sell signals are generated when a crossover between these two lines occur.

A third bar chart is often displayed with the MACD which is the difference between the first two lines. This histogram provides insight into the magnitude of separation between the two lines.

Examples
Fetcher[MACD Fast Line(12,26,9) crossed above the MACD Slow Line(12,26,9)]


Fetcher[MACD Fast Line(12,26,9) crossed below the MACD Slow Line(12,26,9) and the MACD Histogram(12,26,9) has been increasing for 2 days]




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