does anyone know if there is any difference/correlation between the settings of the 2 platforms? i know that Realtick uses decimals for the MACD length1, length2, and the signal line while Qcharts does not. a friend and i have been trying to get our MACD charts to match with no success. any help would be greatly appreciated.

i went right to the source and here's what i was told: The MACD parameters are the respective smoothing factors and the price series. The default values are a smoothing factor of .07 (approximately equal to 26 periods) for the first moving average; .15 for the second (12 periods) and a smoothing factor of .20 for the signal line (9 periods) The formula used to calculate these decimal values is 2/n+1, with n being the number of periods. I believe that the value of length on the QCharts is the same as the value for Periods. just in case anyone cares!

Hey! I care.....thanks! It's tough to try different macd settings when you can't just enter a "period" value.