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MACD signel period?

I'm trying to figure out how to get MACD working on a much shorter time scale, idealy using tick data inside a single day. I'm confused what the "signel period" parameter does on self.MACD(). Can someone explain what that parameter does?

This is how we use it now:
 

self.MACD(s, 12, 26, 5, MovingAverageType.Exponential, Resolution.Tick)
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The Resolution field will round up to what you've specified. I'm not sure it'll do much specifically in that case -- since its not consolidating; tick passes the data through to the indicator classes. You can probably just drop the resolution in this case -- just make sure you ask for tick data in the initialize function.

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Thanks Jared!

So if I am understanding this correctly, this will do a MACD for BitCoin, with the short EMA being calculated over the last 12 ticks, the long EMA being calculated over the last 26 ticks, with no rounding?

self.MACD('BTCUSD', 12, 26, 0, MovingAverageType.Exponential, Resolution.Tick)

Still not sure I fully understand what the "signel period" parameter does, but maybe I don't need to with tick data?

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Impossible to say without an algorithm attached - if you want tick macd you need tick data. 

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