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Revisiting the Performance of MACD and RSI Oscillators

Chong, Terence Tai-Leung and Ng, Wing-Kam and Liew, Venus Khim-Sen (2014): Revisiting the Performance of MACD and RSI Oscillators.


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Chong and Ng (2008) find that the Moving Average Convergence-Divergence (MACD) and Relative Strength Index (RSI) rules can generate excess return in the London stock exchange. This paper revisits the performance of the two trading rules in the stock markets of five other OECD countries. It is found that the MACD(12,26,0) and RSI(21,50) rules consistently generate significant abnormal returns in the Milan Comit General and the S&P/TSX Composite Index. In addition, the RSI(14,30/70) rule is also profitable in the Dow Jones Industrials index. The results shed some light on investors’ believe in these two technical indicators in different developed markets.

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