MACD Histogram Time Frame

Discussion in 'Strategy Development' started by alvinshaffer, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. OK let me start off like all other new traders and apologize for any completely ignorant statements I make within this post ļ.

    I would like to setup a "long term" swing trading strategy based on the MACD Histogram crossing above zero and OBV positive as my entry signal and a MACD Histogram crossing below zero as my exit

    My Problem:

    How do I get back testing software (using Strategy Desk at the moment) to look at the MACD Histogram on a 3 month or 6 month scale and not a daily or minute based scale (to frequent for me). I can graph it on these scales but can¡¦t figure out how to program the crossover signals on these scales

    Hopefully this makes some kind of sense.

  2. Nevermind - I was not looking at the MACD correctly.