**Johan Strandberg:**

Hi all, **what to use as "Close" in the calculation below to find out SignalLine EMA of MACD???**

I've been googling around to find how to calculate the SignalLine in a MACD-calculation.

I know the following to calculate EMA of something but the last part with close is not clear to me in regards to SignalLine of MACD:

I first add upp all MACD points for a 10-period sum / 10

I do the multiplier calculation

Now how does this last part apply to the SigalLine as the SignalLine won't have any close price???

**Should "Close" just be the closing price of the current bar or should it be the EMA of the MACD for the current bar?**

The "close" is the Close Price of the Bar in question, or any of the other Price arguments commonly used (such as Typical Price, Median Price, etc.), and the calculation is as follows:

## Calculation* (on MetaTrader)*

The MACD is calculated by subtracting the value of a 26-period exponential moving average from a 12-period exponential moving average. A 9-period dotted simple moving average of the MACD (the signal line) is then plotted on top of the MACD.

MACD = EMA(CLOSE, 12) - EMA(CLOSE, 26)

SIGNAL = SMA(MACD, 9)

(Please note that MetaTrader uses SMA, while other sources use EMA)

Where:

EMA — Exponential Moving Average;

SMA — Simple Moving Average;

SIGNAL — the signal line of the indicator

## What is the 'Moving Average Convergence Divergence - MACD'

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) is a trend-following momentum indicator that shows the relationship between two moving averages of prices. The MACD is calculated by subtracting the 26-day exponential moving average (EMA) from the 12-day EMA. A nine-day EMA of the MACD, called the "signal line", is then plotted on top of the MACD, functioning as a trigger for buy and sell signals.

### MACD-Histogram* *

MACD: (12-day EMA - 26-day EMA)

Signal Line: 9-day EMA of MACD(This one is using EMA instead of SMA)

MACD Histogram: MACD - Signal Line

Hi all,

what to use as "Close" in the calculation below to find out SignalLine EMA of MACD???I've been googling around to find how to calculate the SignalLine in a MACD-calculation.

I know the following to calculate EMA of something but the last part with close is not clear to me in regards to SignalLine of MACD:

I first add upp all MACD points for a 10-period sum / 10

I do the multiplier calculation

Now how does this last part apply to the SigalLine as the SignalLine won't have any close price???

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