The author looks at ways of profiting from trends by using Moving Averages.
Identifying and profiting from trends can be at times divergent topics and this dissociation can easily translate to losing trades. While trend analysis, as defined by trend and channel lines, ratio and extension analysis is vital, traders should also go beyond pattern recognition and employ quantitative methods of analysis. One of the most popular tools is moving averages.
What Is a Moving Average?
A moving average smoothes market swings, as some traders prefer to keep the statistical noise at a low level. To calculate a simple average, simply determine the arithmetic mean. To make an average move, just add the last price of the period of you choice, while deducting the oldest price. Traders should keep it in mind that the more days you use, the more insensitive the average will become to the current price action.
Electronic charting services will generally allow you to average several prices of...
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