Applying The MACD Indicator With MetaTrader 4: Using The MACD
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  1. Applying The MACD Indicator With MetaTrader 4: Introduction
  2. Applying The MACD Indicator With MetaTrader 4: Moving Average Convergence Divergence
  3. Applying The MACD Indicator With MetaTrader 4: Using The MACD
  4. Applying The MACD Indicator With MetaTrader 4: Customizing The MACD
  5. Applying The MACD Indicator With MetaTrader 4: Editing and Deleting The MACD
  6. Applying The MACD Indicator With MetaTrader 4: Conclusion

Applying The MACD Indicator With MetaTrader 4: Using The MACD

Traders can apply the MACD indicator to any price chart in the MT4 platform. To add the MACD, choose one of the three methods available to add indicators:

  • Click on the Add Indicators icon in the top toolbar to view a list of available indicators. The indicators are categorized under the type, such as Trend, Oscillators and Volumes. Click "Oscillators" to reveal the sub-menu, and then select "MACD," as shown in Figure 4.

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Figure 4: One way to add the indicator is to click the Add Indicators icon in the top toolbar, select "Oscillators" and then MACD.


  • Click Insert on the top toolbar and select "Indicators." Next, select "Oscillators" and then "MACD," as shown in Figure 5.


In the Main Menu > Insert > Indicators > Oscillators > MACD.
Figure 5: In the Main Menu > Insert > Indicators > Oscillators > MACD.


  • In the Navigator window, click to open the Indicator list, and find MACD, as shown in Figure 6. Double-click MACD, right-click and select "Attach to a chart," or drag-and-drop to add the indicator to a price chart.


MT4\'s Navigator window lists all of the available technical indicators.
Figure 6: MT4\'s Navigator window lists all of the available technical indicators. To add an indicator, either double-click, right-click and select "Attach to a chart" (shown), or drag-and-drop to the active price chart.


SEE: Exploring Oscillators and Indicators: MACD Applying The MACD Indicator With MetaTrader 4: Customizing The MACD

  1. Applying The MACD Indicator With MetaTrader 4: Introduction
  2. Applying The MACD Indicator With MetaTrader 4: Moving Average Convergence Divergence
  3. Applying The MACD Indicator With MetaTrader 4: Using The MACD
  4. Applying The MACD Indicator With MetaTrader 4: Customizing The MACD
  5. Applying The MACD Indicator With MetaTrader 4: Editing and Deleting The MACD
  6. Applying The MACD Indicator With MetaTrader 4: Conclusion
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