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MACD Strategy HELP!

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Thank you ABCTG, although I must admit what you said in your last post completely went over my head. I will try to read and understand with a fresh mind after I have slept for 12 hours. It's been a long night

Thank you and have a great night.

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Saraf64,

if something is unclear just let me know and I'll try to clarify it.

Regards,
ABCTG


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Thank you ABCTG, although I must admit what you said in your last post completely went over my head. I will try to read and understand with a fresh mind after I have slept for 12 hours. It's been a long night

Thank you and have a great night.

Regards
Saraf64


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Saraf64,

if something is unclear just let me know and I'll try to clarify it.

Regards,
ABCTG

I think you read my mind. I've been reading and re-reading your post about variables and CurrentBar, and I think I understand what needs to be done, but I don't know how the structure is supposed to be. This is how I am thinking it should be:

If MACD A is CurrentBar and = 0, then PlotX when MACD B is = OR > CurrentBar. I am guessing I am not even close to what I need to do, but I am brainstorming with myself and referring to the EL tutorial PDF, which by the way, doesn't explain enough. That said, how would I go about asking MACD B not to plot if the BarCount is > 5?

Thank you for trying to help me out and get me going.

Vielen dank

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Saraf64,

it would look something like this. On an up cross of MACDA you store the current bar number and then you can use this variable later on an up cross of MACDB.

 
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If MyMACD crosses above MACDAvg then
 MACDAUpCrossBar = CurrentBar;

if MyMACD2 crosses above MACDAvg2 and CurrentBar <= MACDAUpCrossBar + 5 then...
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Saraf64,

it would look something like this. On an up cross of MACDA you store the current bar number and then you can use this variable later on an up cross of MACDB.

 
Code
If MyMACD crosses above MACDAvg then
 MACDAUpCrossBar = CurrentBar;

if MyMACD2 crosses above MACDAvg2 and CurrentBar <= MACDAUpCrossBar + 5 then...
Regards,
ABCTG

Yup! I was nowhere close to that

Unfortunately I am done for the day, but looks like I am going to have a lot to play with.

Thanks much for the follow up.

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Saraf64

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Saraf64,

 
Code
If MyMACD crosses above MACDAvg then
 MACDAUpCrossBar = CurrentBar;

if MyMACD2 crosses above MACDAvg2 and CurrentBar <= MACDAUpCrossBar + 5 then...

Hello ABCTG,

Can you please clarify MACDAUpCrossBar? Assuming that MACDA is MACD, MACDUpCrossBar gives me an "unknown identifier" error. What can I replace it with for it to be recognized? I tried to condition the cross above/below "Condition1" and "Condition2" and equal it to CurrentBar, but that also gave me an error. I am going to try to make some sense out of the logic, watch the TradeStation EL tutorial video a couple of times, read some more and make something out of it.

Thanks again

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Saraf64,

MACDAUpCrossBar is just a variable that I named that way. You are free to give it a different name, but make sure that you declare your variable.

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ABCTG


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Hello ABCTG,

Can you please clarify MACDAUpCrossBar? Assuming that MACDA is MACD, MACDUpCrossBar gives me an "unknown identifier" error. What can I replace it with for it to be recognized? I tried to condition the cross above/below "Condition1" and "Condition2" and equal it to CurrentBar, but that also gave me an error. I am going to try to make some sense out of the logic, watch the TradeStation EL tutorial video a couple of times, read some more and make something out of it.

Thanks again

Regards
Saraf64


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ABCTG View Post
Saraf64,

MACDAUpCrossBar is just a variable that I named that way. You are free to give it a different name, but make sure that you declare your variable.

I thought that was what it was and I tried a few things, but as a rookie I am ought to make rookie errors

Thank you for clarifying and explaining things. Your posts are very helpful.

Thanks again
Saraf64

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Saraf64,

you are welcome and no worries, practice makes perfect.

Regards,
ABCTG


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I thought that was what it was and I tried a few things, but as a rookie I am ought to make rookie errors

Thank you for clarifying and explaining things. Your posts are very helpful.

Thanks again
Saraf64


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ABCTG View Post
Saraf64,

I would still suggest to start with the simple plot and then gradually make it more complex. For a dot you have to use the same reserved word i.e. PlotX, where X is the PlotNumber. Then you have to change the plot style in the indicator properties to point or cross.

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Exactly this

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