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Use timetotrade to set up trading rules and receive alerts to your email and mobile phone as soon as your MACD Alerts chart investment conditions are met. You can set up alerts that will notify you when there is a change of trend on the MACD; if the MACD rises above 0; if the MACD delta starts to decrease in height suggesting that a trend is coming to an end. After creating your alerts, you can then quickly backtest your alert based trading strategies.
The following provides an example of how some of these alerts can be set up using timetotrade. The best part is that you don't need to know how to code or use complicate user interfaces to do it - just point and click using the Timetotrade Trigger Trading Technology™.
If you're away from your computer, timetotrade will watch the markets for you. As soon as your alert conditions are met this will trigger an email or SMS text alert to be sent to your pc or mobile phone.
You can even build compound multi-condition alerts which will be triggered if a series of events occurs, for example you could create an alert on a stock that will trigger if: the MACD rises above zero and then crosses over; or the stochastic rises above 80 and the MACD falls below the smoothed MACD; or the RSI of a stock was to fall below 70, followed by a price pull back and a stochastic crossover.
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How to Set Up MACD Alerts
To create an alert, go to the timetotrade CHARTS page and enter the ticker symbol for the stock or currency pair that you wish to follow. This will take you to the chart / alert creation page. Once you have set up your own timetotrade account you can add the MACD chart and customise your own preferences using the chart settings.
On timetotrade's MACD chart, by default the MACD is represented by a dark green line and the Smoothed MACD by a red line. Using the chart settings the colour of the lines and the indicator parameters can be changed:
To the bottom left hand side of of timetotrade's price and technical indicator charts are sets of "Alert Trigger Buttons". To create a MACD alert, just click on the Alert Trigger Buttons in the MACD chart, as illustrated in the screen shot below:
There are no programming languages to learn, no macros or complex formulas for you to write. Just click a button, enter your parameters, "activate", and your alert is created. Simple!
MACD Rising Alerts
To create an alert that will be triggered and notify you when the MACD rises above a certain value, just click the MACD "Rising Threshold" Trigger button:
A text box will appear on the MACD chart.
Step 1: Input the value you wish to be alerted that the MACD has risen above
Step 2: Click the "create trigger" button:
The alert condition will then appear in the "Build Alert" widget on the right hand side of the chart.
Please note you can move the various widgets around the page and customise the layout to suit you. If creating alerts you may find it easier to move the "Build Alert", "Active Alert" and "Paused Alert" widgets to the top of the page, for more information on customising your chart display read the section on how to customise the layout of the chart tools.
Step 3: Activate the Alert
Enter a message to remind yourself why you created the alert and then activate it:
And that's it! Your alert is created. It really is that simple.
The next time the MACD rises above your pre-defined value, you will receive an alert to your email, instant messanger or cell phone.
You can customise the alerts further to suit you: for example you can edit the alert message you will receive, add additional alert trigger conditions, set the alert to re-activate itself once triggered and amend which email or mobile phone you would like the alert sent to.
MACD Falling Alerts
To create an alert that will be triggered and notify you when the MACD falls below a certain value, just click the MACD "Falling Threshold" Trigger button, input the value you wish to be alerted that the MACD has fallen below, click the "add trigger" button and "activate" and customise the alert as discussed above.
The next time the MACD falls below your pre-defined value, you will receive an alert to your email, instant messanger or cell phone.
MACD Crossover Alerts - Positive
To create an alert that will be triggered when the MACD (dark green line) rises above the Smoothed MACD(red line), just click on the "Positive Crossover" Trigger button, as shown below:
As before, click "add trigger" and "activate". The next time the MACD crosses above the Smoothed MACD you will be notified by an alert sent to your email, instant messanger or cell phone.
Again, you can customise the alert to suit you: for example you can edit the alert message you will receive, add further alert trigger conditions and amend which email and/or mobile phone you would like the alert sent to.
MACD Crossover Alerts - Negative
To create an alert that will be triggered and notify you when the MACD (dark green line) falls below the Smoothed MACD (red line), just click the "Negative Crossover" Trigger button, and activate and customise the alert as discussed above.
The next time the MACD crosses below the Smoothed MACD, you will receive an alert to your email, instant messanger or cell phone.
MACD Break-Out Alerts
To create an alert that will be triggered and notify you when the MACD increases by a certain value, just click the MACD "Break-Out" Trigger button, input the value you wish to be alerted that the MACD has increased by, and activate and customise the alert to suit.
The next time the MACD increases by your pre-defined value within a specified time interval, you will receive an alert to your email, instant messanger or cell phone.
MACD Pull-Back Alerts
To create an alert that will be triggered and notify you when the MACD falls by a certain value, just click the MACD "Pull-Back" Trigger button, input the value you wish to be alerted that the MACD has fallen by, activate the alert and customise to suit.
The next time the MACD falls by your pre-defined value within a specified time interval, you will receive an alert to your email, instant messanger or cell phone.
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MACD Trading Strategies
You can use TimeToTrade to execute trades when your Trigger Trading™ alert conditions have been met. For example, an order can be created to sell 100,000 GBPUSD when your MACD alert trigger conditions have been met, with a take profit order if the price decreases by 20 points / pips and a stop loss if the price increases by 10 points as per the following example:
TimeToTrade can also be used to create alerts on Price and Volume as well as the technical indicators such as Stochastic, RSI, Bollinger Bands and Moving Averages plus a lot more. You can also create alerts on your own Custom Indicators.
Once you are familiar with creating basic alerts you can use TimeToTrade's advanced features to customise your alerts to suit you. You can build compound alerts containing multiple trigger conditions against price and multiple technical indicators; for example: you could set up an alert to notify you, or execute a trade, when the price falls below a defined value followed by the stochastic increasing above 20 and then a positive MACD crossover:
You can also edit the alert message you will receive and be notified by Email and SMS text messages when your alert trigger conditions are met.
To learn more about Sequencing and Grouping Multiple Alert Triggers click here.
Check Alert Triggers at Interval Close or on Each Tick During the Interval
Alerts can be set up to check if the trigger condition has been met at the end of an interval or on each tick during the interval. When creating alerts, click on the alert trigger and set the 'Check trigger when' field to 'interval closes' or 'on each tick during the interval' to change the behaviour.
For example if you wanted to check if the Close Price at the end of a 15 minute interval rises above 1.5, select 'interval closes' as illustrated:
If however you wanted to check for example if the hourly RSI falls below 30 and want to get an alert if that happens during the 1 hour interval, rather than checking at the close of the 1 hour interval, check the alert trigger 'on each tick during the interval' as illustrated:
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