A “Moving Average” is an indicator which removes the “noise” from a chart by smoothing it. It makes it easier to see a pattern forming over time and helps predict future prices. There are several types of “Moving Average” indicators, one “smoother” than the other. The smoother the moving average line the less detailed the picture that is formed and the slower to react to price movement. The “Simple Moving Average Indicator” doesn’t take spikes into account and therefore does not give as accurate a picture as the “Exponential Moving Average”.
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