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Moving Average Convergence-Divergence (MACD)

 Navigation:  NinjaScript > Language Reference > Common > System Indicator Methods > Moving Average Convergence-Divergence (MACD)   ## Description

MACD uses moving averages, which are lagging indicators, to include some trend-following characteristics. These lagging indicators are turned into a momentum oscillator by subtracting the longer moving average from the shorter moving average.

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## Syntax

MACD(int fast, int slow, int smooth)
MACD(ISeries<double> input, int fast, int slow, int smooth)

Returns MACD value
MACD(int fast, int slow, int smooth)[int barsAgo]
MACD(ISeries<double> input, int fast, int slow, int smooth)[int barsAgo]

Returns average value
MACD(int fast, int slow, int smooth).Avg[int barsAgo]
MACD(ISeries<double> input, int fast, int slow, int smooth).Avg[int barsAgo]

Returns difference value
MACD(int fast, int slow, int smooth).Diff[int barsAgo]
MACD(ISeries<double> input, int fast, int slow, int smooth).Diff[int barsAgo]

## Return Value

double; Accessing this method via an index value [int barsAgo] returns the indicator value of the referenced bar.

## Parameters

 fast The number of bars to calculate the fast EMA input Indicator source data (?) slow The numbers of bars to calculate the slow EMA smooth The number of bars to calculate the EMA signal line

## // Prints the current MACD value
double value = MACD(12, 26, 9);
Print("The current MACD value is " + value.ToString());

// Prints the current MACD average value
double value = MACD(12, 26, 9).Avg;
Print("The current MACD average value is " + value.ToString());

// Prints the current MACD difference value
double value = MACD(12, 26, 9).Diff;
Print("The current MACD difference value is " + value.ToString());

## Source Code

You can view this indicator method source code by selecting the menu New > NinjaScript Editor > Indicators within the NinjaTrader Control Center window.