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does anyone know what is this parameter "Acceleration" does.
i see it can use fast and slow MA, but how does Acceleration calculates?
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MACD ZeroLag w/Colors : Acceleration parameter

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does anyone know what is this parameter "Acceleration" does.
i see it can use fast and slow MA, but how does Acceleration calculates?
thks

I think that the acceleration is a common divisor for the fast and slow period of the MACD. In my opinion it is redundant.

For example if you use fast = 12, slow = 26, acceleration = 2, the values 12 and 26 will be divided by 2, so it would be the same as fast = 6, slow = 13, acceleration = 1.

If anyone knows better, please correct me.

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thks Harry

I see Big Mike had done this himself back in 2009 from his old famous blog here
Big Mike's Trading Blog: Revision to ZeroLag MACD w/Colors

so i think he might know more about the acceleration. BM, whenever you see, pl comment

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does anyone know what is this parameter "Acceleration" does.
i see it can use fast and slow MA, but how does Acceleration calculates?
thks

Hi emini,

I took a quick peek at the code.

The "Acceleration" variable is defined as a double.

As a decimal it appears to have the ability to increase or decrease the deflection of the MACD values from the zero line.

Default value is 1. - no change in deflection.

A value of 2 will reduce values of deflection from zero by 50%

A value of .5 will double the values of deflection from zero.

I hope this helps,

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Hi emini,

I took a quick peek at the code.

The "Acceleration" variable is defined as a double.

As a decimal it appears to have the ability to increase or decrease the deflection of the MACD values from the zero line.

Default value is 1. - no change in deflection.

A value of 2 will reduce values of deflection from zero by 50%

A value of .5 will double the values of deflection from zero.

I hope this helps,

RJay

rjay
sorry for ignorance. But can you give em an example of deletion of Acceleration, what would be slow and fast MAs, say when acceleration is 2 and 1.5

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