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Currency Charts: Adopting The MACD Indicator

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Posted on April 16, 2010 @ 1:24 pm
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One of the popular indexes on FX charts is the Moving Average Convergence Divergence indicator or MACD for short. It can be used either as an indicator in itself, or as a check when you are mainly depending on other tools.

The MACD chart demarcates faster and slower moving averages and whether they are reaching closer together (converging) or farther apart (diverging).

Two lines on the chart that contact each other evidence converging and at the same time a histogram at the chart bottom depicts bars that are turning smaller. A warning that the current trend is either culminating or has closed.

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The faster line by disposition has a faster reaction to price movements relative to the slower line. Therefore, the slower line will be reached and eventually met by the faster line. Typically, a division or divergence from the slower line shows the creation of a new trend.

Upon their intersecting, bars on the histogram are on zero after which they reverse their axis progressing below if they were aloft, and above if they were below. If a robust new trend is forming, the bars will rapidly extend in the new direction.

This intersection then can be worked as an alert to commence a trade. You have a buy signal when the faster line crosses the slower line from down below, and a sell signal when it crosses from above.

That said, there are some aspects that may render the MACD and the crossover incorrect as a stand alone alert. This is due to the fact that the fast line lags behind the true prices just because it is an average of part prices. So when the market is very volatile, trends could be concluding before the MACD crossover signifies that they have begun.

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Usually the MACD is a better indicator of the soundness of a trend than it is of its direction. Due to this, the bar lengths on the histogram become the object of concern of several traders, and just overlooking the crossover. Albeit it is not suggested to trade using this histogram on the basis of divergence and selling just when price begins to turn inappropriately.

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In summary, other indicators on FX charts are normally better determinants of buy or sell decisions for fresh traders, reserving the MACD for general market analysis.

Disclaimer: Currency investing is risky, can result in material losses, and is not right for everyone.

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