Moving Average Types
- Moving AverageThe Moving Average smooths price data to create a powerful measure of trend direction. Simple, weighted and exponential moving averages are most popular.
- Simple Moving AverageSimple moving averages are easy to construct, but prone to distortion: they tend to "bark twice".
- Exponential Moving AverageExponential moving averages are more sophisticated than simple moving averages and do not suffer from the same distortions.
- Weighted Moving AverageWeighted moving averages eliminate the distortion common to simple moving averages, but are more difficult to construct than exponential moving averages.
- Wilder Moving AverageWilder moving averages are used mainly in indicators developed by J. Welles Wilder. Essentially the same as an exponential moving average, they use different weightings, for which users need to make allowance.
- Hull Moving AverageAlan Hull developed Hull Moving Average in 2005 in his quest to create a moving average that is "responsive to current price activity while maintaining curve smoothness". Hull claims that his moving average "almost eliminates lag altogether and manages to improve smoothing at the same time".
- Displaced Moving AverageDisplaced Moving Averages are useful for trend-following purposes, reducing the number of whipsaws compared to an equivalent Exponential or Simple Moving Average.
- Moving Average FiltersFilters are employed to reduce the number of whipsaws when using moving average systems.
- Moving Average High/Low/OpenCalculates moving averages using daily, weekly or monthly Highs/Lows/Opens.
- How To Select A Long-Term MAHow to select a long-term moving average to track the primary trend.
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