MACD Crossover Strategy

MACD trading strategy
MACD trading strategy

Setup

MACD(12, 26, 9)

Entry

Buy when the MACD turns from negative to positive.
Sell when the MACD turns from positive to negative.

Exit

Use a trailing stop as a stop loss. There is no set amount of pips as it varies for each currency pair.

MACD trading strategy

MACD trading strategy

Currency Pairs

Any

Pros

  • Performs well during trending markets.
  • Simple
  • Easy to automate

Cons

  • Many losses can accumulate during ranging markets.