MACDStrat

Description

The MACD strategy is based upon difference between values of Moving Average Convergence/Divergence (MACD) indicator and its moving average. The MACD, in turn, is defined as the difference between fast and slow moving averages of Close price: the length of the fast moving average is significantly less than that of the slow one (12 vs. 26 by default). The strategy adds a simulated Buy order when the difference between MACD and its signal line crosses above the zero level and a simulated Sell order when it crosses below.

Input Parameters

Parameter Description
fast length The number of bars used in calculation of MACD's fast average.
slow length The number of bars used in calculation of MACD's slow average.
macd length The number of bars used in calculation of the moving average of MACD.
average type The type of moving average to be used in calculations: simple, exponential, weighted, Wilder's, or Hull.

Backtesting is the evaluation of a particular trading strategy using historical data. Results presented are hypothetical, and there is no guarantee that the same strategy implemented today would produce similar results.

Technical analysis is not recommended as a sole means of investment research.

For educational purposes only. Not a recommendation of a specific security or investment strategy.

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