Registered: May 2005
10-18-12 10:51 AM
FWIW the standard settings for MACD are 8,17,9 (exits) and 12,25,9 (entries). The setting of 12,26,9 that you see almost everywhere is a typo that got of control. The "logic", such as it is, for the original settings is
Quote from mcteague:
Probably a very basic question
It was recommended to me that instead trying to get an edge by fooling around with the setting on my indicators that I simply use the standard setting. This was mostly because it is best to see what the crowd is looking at.
But! as an example:
Stock charts sets the bollinger band based on 20 periods
trade ninja defaulted to 14 when I was looking at the es.
I've seen different stochastic settings on different sites.
So how do I know what the "standard" settings are? or if there really are any.
2/(8+1) = 2*(2/(17+1))
2/(12+1) = 2*(2/(25+1))