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This is a discussion on Moving Averages within the Technical Analysis forums, part of the Methods category; Originally Posted by kinsorted Hi all, Still using a practice account until I feel comfortable. I understand how moving averages ...

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Old Nov 6, 2017, 6:46pm   #9
 
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Hi all,

Still using a practice account until I feel comfortable. I understand how moving averages work, but I've tried a few different set ups and I cannot seem to get much value out of them.

How does everyone else find them?

Thank you
Hi, I use them to know where price is in relation to one
for example, if I look at a weekly chart I want to know where price is in relation to a 30 week average. If I'm trading above, im generally more bullish, trading below, more bearish. Its of course general, I use other criteria such as a break of a high/low however with regard to averages, hopefully that helps?
I only use one average on a chart and its always the simple moving average, and the setting applies to that time frame (eg 30 for weekly). Its very simple and very effective. Yes an MA will lag, but then so does price.
As soon as price is printed on a chart its history, an average is simply more history its how you use that information afterwards that determines its value and on the degree of history that's important to you.
what happened 5 minutes ago, or 1 day ago, or 1 week ago tells me nothing. what happens over a period of 5 minutes, a period of days etc will tell me much more in which case an average can be very useful and saves me an incredible amount of time
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Old Nov 6, 2017, 9:48pm   #10
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Hi all,

Still using a practice account until I feel comfortable. I understand how moving averages work, but I've tried a few different set ups and I cannot seem to get much value out of them.

How does everyone else find them?

Thank you
I have used them in various configurations in the past, but I now find they get in the way and I don't use them
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Old Nov 6, 2017, 10:05pm   #11
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put this one on ignore best thing i ever did, hes the first

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Who? Me?

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Old Nov 6, 2017, 10:06pm   #12
 
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Old Nov 6, 2017, 10:55pm   #14
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There's a clue in this isn't there Joe? Like a riddle? You don't want to come right out and say it, I get it. hmmm... "Shops win, period". I'll figure it out ...thanks
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Old Nov 6, 2017, 11:08pm   #15
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kinsorted started this thread Ok, I'm still lost.

Not sure what the shop wins means etc. Not too bothered either.

Was curious to what MA works for people, because I haven't really seen much value personally for my own trading.

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Old Nov 6, 2017, 11:16pm   #16
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Was curious to what MA works for people, because I haven't really seen much value personally for my own trading.
originally you asked how does everyone find them? which is more open

are you now saying you only want to hear from those who find MAs or a particular MA useful?

just to clarify
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