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Apply MACD Indicator

This is a trend-following dynamic indicator that shows the correlation between two moving averages, generally a 26-period and 12-period SMA or WMA or EMA. You can modify the period length when you create the study. To help illustrate opportunity, a 9-period EMA "signal line" is plotted on top of the MACD.

The MACD and signal line are plotted using the following calculations:

MACD = MA(CLOSE, 12)-MA(CLOSE, 26)

SIGNAL = EMA(MACD, 9)

MACD Histogram/OSMA = MACD - SIGNAL

Where:

MA — Simple or Weighted or Exponential Moving Average;

SIGNAL — the signal line of the indicator.

 

To apply a Moving Average Convergence/Divergence Indicator

  1. From within a chart, from the Edit menu select Studies.
  2. Choose Moving Avg Conv Div and Add the study.
  3. Complete parameters as necessary.

 

Important Disclosures