[blackcat] L1 MACD with Overbought and Oversold Detection

Level: 1


This MACD is designed with unique oversold and overbought detections, which you may not sell or buy immedidately. You may need to watch the trend movements and decide to buy or sell on current or next goldcross and deadcross respectively.


Add oversold and overbought detections for MACD to locate proper entry point.

Key Signal

diff--> MACD fast line
dea --> MACD slow line
macdhisto --> MACD histogram
overbought --> overbought signal
oversold --> oversold signal

Pros and Cons

It assits you to locate a rough zone for overbought and oversold in classic MACD indicator. Classic MACD indicator does not have this function.


Since we cannot look into the future, so it does not inform you on exact entries but alerts of current or next cross may be a good opportunity.


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Release Notes: Adding a fix for error: "! Study Error - Pine cannot determine the referencing length of a series. Try using max_bars_back in the study or strategy function."
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This indicator is helpful in my technical analysis! Thank you blackcat1402!
However one issue I encountered in this indicator. When checking some stocks, for example, "GOLD" by TVC cfd, the indicator wouldn't work well, showing this error message:
"! Study Error - Pine cannot determine the referencing length of a series. Try using max_bars_back in the study or strategy function."

May I check with you if this issue can be fixed in the next revision release?
Thank you. Appreciate your help!
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blackcat1402 limzhexian
@limzhexian, i have fixed this error and you can remove the old one from your chart and reload it to refresh
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limzhexian blackcat1402
@blackcat1402, it works well now. Thank you for the quick fix!
Thank you Blackcat!! Your scripts are always on another level!
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multi time frame pl
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Can anyone share on how to see this indicator?