MACD Technical Analysis Buy and Sell XAUUSD Signals
Since the MACD xauusd indicator uses 26 and 12 EMA to plot, we shall compare these two EMAs with the MACD indicator to determine how these buy and sell xauusd signals are generated.
MACD Gold Indicator - Example of MACD XAUUSD Indicator
The MACD xauusd indicator is a leading indicator meaning it generates xauusd signals that are leading compared to gold price action as opposed to lagging indicators that lag behind the xauusd price.
Buy XAUUSD Trade
A buy xauusd trade is generated when there is a MACD fast line crosses above the signal line. However, as with any leading indicator these xauusd signals are prone to whipsaws/ fake outs.
To eliminate the whipsaws it's good to wait for confirmation of the buy or sell xauusd signals. The confirmation xauusd signal is when the two lines cross above the zero mark, when this happens the buy generated is a reliable xauusd signal.
In the xauusd example shown below, the Moving average xauusd indicator generated a buy xauusd signal, before gold price started to move up. But it wasn't until the MACD moved above the zero line that the buy xauusd signal was confirmed, and the Moving Averages also gave a crossover xauusd signal. From experience it's always good to buy after both the MACD lines move above zero center line mark.
Where to Buy using MACD Gold Indicator - Buy XAUUSD Signal
Sell XAUUSD Trade
A sell xauusd signal is generated when there is a MACD fast line crosses below the signal line. However, just like the buy xauusd signal, these are also prone to whipsaws/ fake outs.
To eliminate the whipsaws it's good to wait for confirmation of the sell xauusd signal. The confirmation is when the two lines cross below the zero mark, when this happens the sell generated is a reliable xauusd signal.
In the xauusd example shown below, the Moving average generated a sell confirmed after MACD moved below the zero line at the same time that the Moving Averages gave a crossover xauusd signal.
Where to Sell using MACD Gold Indicator - Sell XAUUSD Signal