I'm creating a fairly simple trend following strategy that uses multiple moving averages based on defined periods.

My question is: what exactly does the resolution do on a moving average indicator? For example, if I want a 50 day EMA, what is the default resolution for this?

When I try using Resolution.Daily for my cross moving averages, my algo doesn't work but when I use an hourly it does.

Right now I'm using a Minute resolution on my securities and an hourly on my indicators, but I don't understand which is best.

Any insight?