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# MACD Divergence scan

Discussion in 'Technical Analysis' started by DennisAndLisa, Mar 17, 2003.

1. ### DennisAndLisa

Hi all.....I'm looking for a MACD tc2000 scan that will pick up divergences between price and MACD histogram. Any suggestions?

Thanx,
Dennis

skip it.

3. ### TSOKAKIS

The [positive or negative] divergence problem is solved in
http://www.amibroker.com/library/detail.php?id=49
http://www.amibroker.com/library/detail.php?id=48
It works for ANY indicator, not only Stochastics.
It may also be handled through trendlines slope for both Price and Indicator
http://www.amibroker.com/library/detail.php?id=103
aS is the slope and a divergence occurs when aS[price]*aS[indicator]<0
With the same technique you may see various patterns for an indicator graph [triangles, wedges etc]

4. ### AAAintheBeltway

skip it??? a divergence is the most powerful tool in tech analysis, if you know how to handle it. It has alwyas been difficult to scan for, as what constitutes a divergence is somewhat subjective. If the Amibroker scan can reliably pick it out I would say that is fantastic.

5. ### nkhoiModerator

could you include an example along with your formular for those who don't have ami yet, thank.

6. ### TSOKAKIS

Above codes are based on objective criteria, nothing subjective there. You define the divergence criteria, turn into code and just scan. A single stock or the whole database [you may know how many stocks presented an RSI negative divergence and plot it as a daily function ! I have already coded the PDI/NDI [positive divergence issues, negative divergence issues]. Full codes available at AFL Library. They work fine and they are free for any user.

7. ### TSOKAKIS

Codes are in above references.

I tried the negative divergence scan formula as is. The capture
shows the sell signals on the \$COMPQ.

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9. ### AAAintheBeltway

Those sell signals look pretty good. Now someone put together a complete system using money management. good job Tsokakis and paradox.

10. ### TSOKAKIS

You may compute* two important daily functions, the PDI [stocks with positive stochastic divergence, the green curve] and the NDI [stocks with negative stochastic divergence, the red curve] for the N100 database. Sharp peaks give the main turning points for the whole market.
It is one of the best indication, when available of course.
These functions are more expressive than the simple AdvIssues, DecIssues.
You may also check RSI, CCI and, in general, any indicator divergence, over the whole market.
The amibroker scan needs some 2 or 3 seconds for N100 for a 3year period, using a P III/800MHz.
These composite calculations are available through Amibroker and Wealth-Lab, as far as I know.
*Ref
http://www.amibroker.com/library/detail.php?id=180

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#10     Mar 19, 2003
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