MACD is a popular technical analysis indicator. Join Olymp Trade Club to learn about this indicator.
what is MACD indicator?
The MACD (Moving Average Convergence/Divergence) is an indicator used in technical analysis to give estimate and predict fluctuations of the asset prices.
Being both a trend following indicator and an oscillator, MACD gives the types of signals to entry the market.
The basic signals of the MACD indicator:
• Crossing the signal line
• Crossing the zero line
How to set up MACD indicator in Olymp Trade?
At Indicator Tab, choose MACD to open this indicator
How to use MACD indicator in Olymp Trade?
The signal line crossover
It is the most common and frequently used signal. The signal appears when the MACD line crosses the signal line. Of course, the type of signal depends on the manner of the intersection:
• The MACD line crosses the signal line in the upwards direction: it is a bullish signal => open an UP trade in Olymp Trade.
• The MACD line crosses the signal line in the downwards direction: it is a bearish signal => Open a Down trade.
The MACD histogram will display a zero value, as it shows the difference between the MACD line and the signal line of the indicator.
The zero line crossover
There are two types of signals that we receive from the MACD line at the moment when it crosses the zero line of the indicator:
• The MACD line crosses the zero line in the upwards direction: it is a bullish signal => Open an Up trade.
• The MACD line crosses the zero line in the downwards direction: it is a bearish signal => Open a Down trade in Olymp Trade.
Divergence is the disparity between the direction of the indicator and the price chart. A bearish divergence is formed when an asset records a higher high, and the MACD line forms a lower high. Conversely, a bullish divergence is formed when a lower low is not supported by a lower low on the MACD.