How to identify and interpret divergences with the MACD histogram?

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by conor , in category: Technical Analysis , 2 months ago

How to identify and interpret divergences with the MACD histogram?

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by norberto , 13 days ago

@conor 

To identify and interpret divergences with the MACD histogram, follow these steps:

  1. Look for price movements that are moving in the opposite direction of the MACD histogram. This can indicate a potential divergence.
  2. Check to see if the MACD histogram is making higher highs or lower lows while the price is making lower highs or higher lows. This is a bullish divergence if the MACD histogram is making higher highs while the price is making lower highs, and a bearish divergence if the MACD histogram is making lower lows while the price is making higher lows.
  3. Pay attention to the strength of the divergence. A strong divergence is characterized by a significant difference between the price movement and the MACD histogram.
  4. Consider the volume and other technical indicators to confirm the divergence. High volume along with divergence can strengthen the signal.
  5. Interpret the divergence as a potential reversal signal. A bullish divergence suggests a potential upward trend, while a bearish divergence suggests a potential downward trend.
  6. Wait for confirmation before making a trading decision. Confirming the divergence with other technical indicators or chart patterns can increase the probability of a successful trade.


Remember to always use divergences as part of a comprehensive trading strategy and not rely on them alone for making trading decisions.