Moving Averages

What Is a Moving Average (and Common Types)

Moving Average = Probably the Most Widely Used Technical Indicator Moving averages are among the most widely used technical indicators. I would even say moving average is the most widely used technical indicator, though no one can really know and count this. Moving averages enjoy this privilege thanks to their [more…]

Moving Average Parameters

Three Moving Average Parameters So you want to add a moving average on your charts. What are the parameters you have to set or choose? There are only a few (three): The prices that will be used for calculating the average: close, average of high and low, average of high, [more…]

Moving Average Period and Which Is Best

Moving Average Period Meaning The length of a moving average period, or simply moving average period, means how many bars are used for calculating the moving average. When you are selecting a moving average period length, you are deciding how far back to the history you want to look. For [more…]

Calculating Moving Average from Close and the Other Methods

Calculating Moving Average from Close Most people calculate moving averages (or let their software calculate it) from the closing price of each bar. This has a valid reason on daily or weekly charts, because the price at which the market closes on a particular trading day or week has a [more…]