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Old Nov 6, 2017, 11:19pm   #17
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Old Nov 7, 2017, 12:06am   #18
 
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Either mate, was just curious.
ok cool.. me tired now
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Old Nov 7, 2017, 12:24am   #19
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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?

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Useful if you know how to use it.
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Old Nov 7, 2017, 12:33am   #20
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Useful if you know how to use it.
I'm guessing I don't know how to use because I don't find it that useful

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Old Nov 7, 2017, 5:25am   #21
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I'm guessing I don't know how to use because I don't find it that useful

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Old Nov 7, 2017, 10:33am   #22
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i find MAs useful ....
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I'm guessing I don't know how to use because I don't find it that useful
A word or several of advice, particularly if you're new to trading forums.

If you're new to trading, you can't be expected to determine whether or not MAs are of any value since you are new to trading. Your options, therefore, are pretty much limited to doing your own testing -- which can take a great deal of time, assuming that you know how to do it, and considerable effort -- and seeking the opinions of others. The opinions of others, however, are essentially worthless unless those who think MAs are great tell you exactly how the MAs are used, at least enough so that you have something to test. If someone tells you for example that MAs are great if you know how to use them but doesn't tell you how to use them, you're back where you started.

You can spend a year or two or five or ten futzing with varieties of moving averages and the near-infinite number of settings in order to compensate for an inability to tell up from down. But if you already know how to tell up from down, there's no need for you to spend/waste time on moving averages. Or any kind of indicator, for that matter. Yes, a simple indicator or two can be useful for scanning if you're interested in trading stocks. Otherwise, you run the risk of being led into a great many blind alleys and even a maze or two by making judgments based on the unfounded opinions offered on trading forums. All trading forums.

If you want to understand the market, study the market, not what complete strangers say about the market.
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Old Nov 7, 2017, 2:09pm   #24
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Not sure what the shop wins means etc. Not too bothered either.
Maybe you need to be bothered. When the shop wins, money disappears from your wallet. If you learn from the winners, how they do it, why they do it, when they do it, what they say, why they say it, when they say it, you might become a winner yourself.

When you are not bothered by the winners take money from you, you will remain a loser.

A quick way to identify winners is to answer the question of where did the money go ?
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