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Our is a Zero-Lag (well near zero-lag) We make this claim because, our MACD utilizes The McGinley Dynamic which looks like a moving average line yet it is a smoothing mechanism for prices that turns out to track far better than any moving average.
The McGinley Dynamic minimizes price separation, price whipsaws and hugs prices much more closely.
The McGinley Dynamic does this automatically as this is a factor of the formula.
Because of the calculation, the Dynamic Line speeds up in down markets as it follows prices yet moves more slowly in up markets.
As traders we want to be quick to sell in a down market, yet ride an up market as long as possible.
The strategy is to buy when the MACD crosses above the zero line, and sell (or take short positions) when the MACD line (blue) crosses below the zero line.
Hold long trades until the MACD crosses back below the zero line. Hold short trades until the MACD crosses above the zero line. This strategy is very basic and doesn’t have a stop loss, which means risk is not controlled. To utilize this strategy, traders need to implement their own form of risk control (see next section)
Zero line crossovers also confirm trends. When the MACD line is above zero it helps confirm uptrends and other strategies that indicate taking long positions. Below zero, the MACD confirms downtrends and taking short trades based on other strategies.