Managing Subjectivity with Objective Functions

Every day, traders must make decisions: What to trade. When to enter. How large a position to take. When to exit. Whether the system is healthy. Discretionary traders acknowledge the subjectivity of their decisions and draw on experience. Systematic traders use objective functions designed to identify important decision criteria and quantify […]

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Overview The MACD (“Moving Average Convergence/Divergence”) is a trend following momentum indicator that shows the relationship between two moving averages of prices. The MACD was developed by Gerald Appel, publisher of Systems and Forecasts. The MACD is the difference between a 26-day and 12-day exponential moving average. A 9-day exponential […]

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