Acceleration Deceleration

The Acceleration Deceleration indicator

The Acceleration Deceleration indicator is similar to the MACD, but it uses the Awesome Oscillator instead of the raw MACD. The signal line is created by smoothing the Awesome Oscillator via a simple moving average with the period 5. This indicator can be used as a MACD histogram, which is built from simple instead of exponential moving averages.

Indicator Description

Originally developed by Bill William’s, the Acceleration Deceleration indicator is similar to the MACD. However, instead of using the raw MACD, the output is created applying the Awesome Oscillator. A smoothed Awesome Oscillator using a simple moving average period of 5 bars creates the signal line. This indicator can be used as a MACD histogram, which is built from simple instead of exponential moving averages.

The indicator is available for NinjaTrader 8.