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    Default Macd

    A simple backtesting with signals provided by the Macd.

    Balance : 10k
    Settings : 8-17-9
    Lots : 0.1 fixed
    Timeframe : H1
    Pairs attached : EU
    Test duration : 16 days

    Results : 1.14%
    Maximal Drawdown : 7.7%
    Profit factor : 1.10
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    Default Macd 12-26-9

    A simple backtesting with signals provided by the Macd.

    Balance : 10k
    Settings : 12-26-9 (default)
    Lots : 0.1 fixed
    Timeframe : H1
    Pairs attached : EU
    Test duration : 16 days

    Results : 7.16%
    Maximal Drawdown : 3.21%
    Profit factor : 2.32
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    MACD is a horrible indicator to trade.
    Testing on larger period than 16 days will show you a nice, downslope line.

    It is good that you test your ideas on real backtesting.. I know many traders who still trade the MACD, because they cannot judge their results objectively.
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    MACD will always be a losing system because it is a classic lagging indicator !

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannaberich View Post
    MACD will always be a losing system because it is a classic lagging indicator !
    sorry incorrect!

    try MACD 12,26,12 Mode_Open
    and confirm with
    Stoch 8,7,21 Mode_SMMA
    (2nd option RSI 21 <> 48-52)

    and you will get correct Signals

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    Default Logic Dictates?

    so if its a classic lagging indicator and gives as a downward sloping equity curve, what happens if you reverse the system of the MACD?

    Will we get an upward sloping curve??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ixbone View Post
    sorry incorrect!

    try MACD 12,26,12 Mode_Open
    and confirm with
    Stoch 8,7,21 Mode_SMMA
    (2nd option RSI 21 <> 48-52)

    and you will get correct Signals
    For how long have you tried this system?
    Have any results to show?

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    Lagging or not the MACD is an excellent indicator when used with other confirmations and the correct trading system. The MACD is my primary indicator and over the past 6 weeks testing a new strategy I've won 100 pips for every 1 pip lost. I don't care what anyone says, results speak 1000 words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbfss2006 View Post
    Lagging or not the MACD is an excellent indicator when used with other confirmations and the correct trading system. The MACD is my primary indicator and over the past 6 weeks testing a new strategy I've won 100 pips for every 1 pip lost. I don't care what anyone says, results speak 1000 words.
    I don't want to break your spirit but 6 weeks are a very small sample for you to draw conclusions from. Trade for 6 years, in several pairs and then you could claim that MACD is a profitable indicator.

    I know from my tests that it is losing. Of course, I could find some period of 6 weeks in which it will perform great, but at the end it does not prove anything.
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    Isn't the inverted MACD one of the primary indicators in your trading system?
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