## What are the best settings for MACD?

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The optimal MACD setting was (18, 60, 59), which means the MACD Line = 18 ema – 60 ema, and the Signal Line was the 59 ema of the MACD Line.

## How do you use MACD with EMA?

The MACD is calculated by subtracting the 26-period exponential moving average (EMA) from the 12-period EMA. The result of that calculation is the MACD line. A nine-day EMA of the MACD called the “signal line,” is then plotted on top of the MACD line, which can function as a trigger for buy and sell signals.

**What is the best setting for EMA?**

Generally traders want to trade in the direction of the trend to improve odds and go with the flow. The 8- and 20-day EMA tend to be the most popular time frames for day traders while the 50 and 200-day EMA are better suited for long term investors.

**What is the best time frame for MACD?**

The Indicator The periods used to calculate the MACD can be easily customized to fit any strategy, but traders will commonly rely on the default settings of 12- and 26-day periods. A positive MACD value, created when the short-term average is above the longer-term average, is used to signal increasing upward momentum.

### What is MACD signal smoothing?

The MACD calculation is further smoothed to provide a signal line – a 9-day exponential smoothing of the MACD, used to provide trading recommendations. A variation of the moving average crossover system, the MACD advances in an uptrend and declines in a downtrend.

### What is MACD Golden Cross?

What Does a Golden Cross Indicate? A golden cross suggests a long-term bull market going forward. It is the opposite of a death cross, which is a bearing indicator when a long-term moving average crosses under a short-term MA.

**What is the zero line in MACD?**

What does the MACD zero line represent? The Moving Average Convergence Divergence zero line, also known as “centerline” divides the positive area of the chart from the negative. The MACD line oscillates above and below it, which is how you predict bullish and bearish momentum.

**Which is the best EMA crossover strategy?**

The Results Among short- and long-term EMAs, they discovered that trading the crossovers of the 13-day and 48.5-day averages produced the largest returns. Buying the average 13/48.5-day “golden cross” produced an average 94-day 4.90 percent gain, better returns than any other combination.

## What is MACD slow period?

The MACD series is the difference between a “fast” (short period) exponential moving average (EMA), and a “slow” (longer period) EMA of the price series. The average series is an EMA of the MACD series itself. The MACD indicator thus depends on three time parameters, namely the time constants of the three EMAs.

## Is 14 RSI good?

As mentioned before, the normal default settings for RSI is 14 on technical charts. But experts believe that the best timeframe for RSI actually lies between 2 to 6. Intermediate and expert day traders prefer the latter timeframe as they can decrease or increase the values according to their position.

**What is the difference between zero lag and zero line MACD?**

But Zero Lag MACD signals are so different, that you are not only taking early MACD signals, but are entering at a completely different signal, where MACD wouldn’t have given an entry signal. As you can see, here Zero Line MACD is giving a crossover below the zero line, but the MACD indicator is giving it above the zero line.

**What are the default MACD values for the signal line?**

Here is the traditionnal MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator made with the “zero lag” calculation process. The default values are : 26 (long) , 12 (short) and 9 for the signal line.

### What is the best MACD indicator for trading?

MACD trading strategy is one of the best trading strategies we have tested on the Trading Rush Channel. Some say the Zero Lag MACD indicator is better than the regular MACD indicator, because it gives entry signals with no lags. By no lag, I mean it doesn’t give late entry signals like the MACD indicator.

### Do faster MACD signals give a better win rate?

In the win rate category, it gets a 3.3 out of 10. Faster MACD signals didn’t give a better win rate than the regular MACD signals, but didn’t even make money in the long run.