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MACD Technical Analysis Buy and Sell Forex Trading Signals

Since the MACD forex 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 forex signals are generated.

MACD Forex Indicator - Example of MACD Forex Technical Indicator

MACD Forex Indicator - Example of MACD Forex Technical Indicator


The MACD forex indicator is a leading indicator meaning it generates forex trading signals that are leading compared to price action as opposed to lagging indicators that lag behind the forex price.

 

Buy Forex Trade

A buy forex trade is generated when there is a MACD fast line crosses above the signal line. However, as with any leading indicator these forex trading signals are prone to whipsaws/ fake outs.

 

To eliminate the whipsaws it's good to wait for confirmation of the buy or sell forex signals. The confirmation forex signal is when the two lines cross above the zero mark, when this happens the buy generated is a reliable forex trading signal.

 

In the forex example below, the Moving average forex indicator generated a buy signal, before price started to move up. But it wasn't until the MACD moved above the zero line that the buy forex signal was confirmed, and the Moving Averages also gave a crossover forex signal. From experience its always good to buy after both the MACD lines move above zero center line mark.

Where to Buy using MACD Forex Trading Indicator - Buy Forex Signal

Where to Buy using MACD Forex Trading Indicator - Buy Forex Signal

 

Sell Forex Trade

A sell forex trading signal is generated when there is a MACD fast line crosses below the signal line. However, just like the buy forex signal, these are also prone to whipsaws/ fake outs.

 

To eliminate the whipsaws its good to wait for confirmation of the sell forex trading signal. The confirmation is when the two lines cross below the zero mark, when this happens the sell generated is a reliable forex trading signal.

 

In the forex trading example 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 forex trading signal.

Where to Sell using MACD Forex Trading Indicator - Sell Forex Signal

Where to Sell using MACD Forex Trading Indicator - Sell Forex Signal

 

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