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    cTrader Ultra-Fast MACD

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    This version of the cTrader Ultra-Fast Zero-Lag MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator produces trend reversal signals much faster than the conventional formula for the MACD as it uses a Zero Lag Moving Averages instead. It applies an exponential moving average twice and subtracts that from the sum of two exponential moving averages.
    (OS) Type: Windows & Mac OS Compatible
    Current version: 1.0.0
    Updated: Monday, 15 April 2024
    Author: ClickAlgo Team

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    MACD is a popular technical indicator that was developed by Gerald Appel in the 1970s. It is used to indicate changes in the momentum, direction and duration of an underlying asset’s price action. MACD focuses on the relationship between two moving averages. The first is called the MACD line which is calculated by subtracting the 26 periods EMA (exponential moving average), from the 12 periods EMA.

    The second line is known as the signal line, this is a 9-period EMA of the MACD line. Both the MACD line and the signal line are plotted over current price action, and the difference between them is presented in a histogram beneath the chart being monitored. MACD works best in trending markets as its main strength is alerting traders to subtle changes in the strength and direction of an asset’s trend. There are three main things MACD traders look out for when using this technical indicator.


    On-Screen Buy & Sell Signals

    The indicator displays on the screen Buy or Sell on the bottom right-hand side of the indicator window when the following conditions apply as described below. It also provides signals to be used in your own trading robots.


    IsBullish Signal Condition

    MACD > Signal & MACD < 0 & Histogram > 0


    IsBearish Signal Condition

    MACD < Signal & MACD > 0 & Histogram < 0


    cTrader Fast MACD Parameters


    The image below shows the Fast MACD compared to the default standard MACD formula.


    cTrader Fast MACD vs Standard MACD


    The MACD indicator is special because it brings together momentum and trends in one indicator. This unique blend of trend and momentum can be applied to daily, weekly or monthly charts. The standard setting for MACD is the difference between the 12 and 26-period EMAs. 


    How To Install & Remove

    First, make sure you have the cTrader trading platform installed, unzip the file and double-click on it to automatically install it onto the platform.


    Any Questions?

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