Moving Averages 3 Otmane EL RHAZI Moving Averages 1. Simple Moving Average (SMA) 2. Moving Average Crossovers 3.
Exponential Moving Average (EMA) 4. Weighted Moving Average (WMA) 5. Adaptive Moving Average 6.
Typical Price Moving Average (Pivot Point) 7. Triangular Moving Average This page is about the Simple Moving Average, the most common and popular of the moving averages. If you are interested in other versions of the moving average please select the links below: " Adaptive Moving Average " Exponetial Moving Average (EMA) " Triangular Moving Average " Typical Price Moving Average (Pivot Point) " Weighted Moving Average (WMA) Simple Moving Average The Simple Moving Average is arguably the most popular technical analysis tool used by traders.
The Simple Moving Average (SMA) is used mainly to identify trend direction , but is commonly used to generate buy and sell signals . The SMA is an average, or in statistical speak - the mean. An example of a Simple Moving Average is presented below: " The prices for the last 5 days were 25, 28, 26, 24, 25.
The average would be (25+28+26+26+27)/5 = 25.6. Therefore, the SMA line below the last days price of 27 would be 26.4. In this case, since prices ... more. less.
are generally moving higher, the SMA line of 26.4 would be acting as support (see: Support & Resistance).<br><br> The chart below of the Dow Jones Industrial Average exchange traded fund (DIA) shows a 20- day Simple Moving Average acting as support for prices. Moving Average Acting as Support - Buy Signal When price is in an uptrend and subsequently, the moving average is in an uptrend, and the moving average has been tested by price and price has bounced off the moving average a few times (i.e. the moving average is serving as a support line ), then buy on the next pullbacks back to the Simple Moving Average.<br><br> A Simple Moving Average can serve as a line of resistance as the chart of the DIA shows: Moving Average Acting as Resistance Sell Signal At times when price is in a downtrend and the moving average is in a downtrend as well, and price tests the SMA above and is rejected a few consecutive times (i.e. the moving average is serving as a resistance line ), then buy on the next rally up to the Simple Moving Average. " Technical Analysis " Accumulation Distribution " Accumulative Swing Index " Advance Decline Line " ADX " Andrews Pitchfork " Arms Index (TRIN) " Aroon Indicator " Bollinger Bands " Chaikin Oscillator " CCI " Commodity Select Index " Detrended Price Oscillator " DMI " Ease of Movement " Elliott Wave " Exponential Ribbons " Fibonacci " Gann Theory " HPI Indicator " Keltner Channels " Linear Regression " MACD " Moving Averages " Mass Index " McClellan Oscillator " Momentum " Money Flow Index " Moving Average Envelopes " On Balance Volume (OBV) " Open Interest " Parabolic SAR " Pivot Points " Point & Figure Charting " Price Channels " Price Oscillator " Price Volume Trend " Rate of Change (ROC) " Relative Strength Index (RSI) " Standard Error Bands " Stochastic RSI " Stochastics Fast & Slow " Swing Index " Time Series Forecast " TRIX " Ulcer Index " Ultimate Oscillator " VIX Volatility Index " Volatility Indicator " Volume " Volume Accumulation " Volume Oscillator " Volume Rate of Change " Williams %R " Zig Zag EL RHAZI Otmane.<br><br>