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macd ema or sma?

im looking for a macd that gives the option of using sma or ema for macd and average

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You can build your MACD from something like 28 different moving averages. You can even select a different type for the fast and the slow moving average, which makes up for a few hundred combinations.

https://futures.io/ninjatrader-programming/28972-collection-ana-indicators-ninjatrader-3.html#post361220

I understand that you only asked for one of those.

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Agree with Fat Tails.

What's you're aim in switching the MA type if you don't mind me asking? The lag? you can try a number of options for this it was useful for me myself to learn how to develop indicators with different input data series.

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Agree with Fat Tails.

What's you're aim in switching the MA type if you don't mind me asking? The lag? you can try a number of options for this it was useful for me myself to learn how to develop indicators with different input data series.

i am trying to dial in a macd with a fellow trader.This looks like an indy i can work with ....Thanks Fat Tails!

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Cool good luck, I had a go at this myself. I tried almost all 40 of the MA's :-) with varying results. I ended up building a multiple time frame version with a zero lag MA that I had searched the code for online the NT forum I think I can't recall. I found good and bad points to trading with it. Let us know how you get on. I'd be interested to see how someone else gets on with the same work.

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one more thing. I personal found SMA worked better than EMA but that was me looking at Brent Crude in November may not be the same now or for a different product.I found I got a lot of false crosses with EMA and not really any less lag. Are you looking to trade crosses or more looking for diverergances?

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Agree with Fat Tails.

What's you're aim in switching the MA type if you don't mind me asking? The lag? you can try a number of options for this it was useful for me myself to learn how to develop indicators with different input data series.

There are a few trading strategies - even some of them described the TASC magazine - that rely on crossovers of two different moving averages. Such a crossover is identical to a MACD zerocross, so you can build such strategies more easily with the universal MACD.

Also, the Awesome Oscillator is nothing else than a raw MACD built from SMAs and plotted as a histogram.

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hi

check UMAX modification and DP algorithm modification as recent work done by IFTA(might be.)

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