Module 2   Technical Analysis (Video Series)Chapter 11

Moving averages

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11.1 – The moving average

We have all learned about averages in school; moving averages is just an extension. Moving averages are trend indicators and are frequently used due to their simplicity and effectiveness. Let’s learn more in this video.

In the following final video, we will learn to make our checklist.

We recommend reading this chapter on Varsity to learn more and understand the concepts in-depth.


Key takeaways from this chapter

  1. A standard average calculation is an estimate of a series of numbers.
  2. Moving Average uses the most recent data and excludes the oldest.
  3. The SMA gives equal weightage to all data points in the series.
  4. In EMA, recent data gets the max weightage over the oldest.
  5. I prefer EMA over SMA because EMA gives more weightage to the latest data points more weight.
  6. Current market price > EMA = optimistic outlook. 
  7. Current market price < EMA = bearish outlook. 
  8. MA’s can cause whipsaws in a non-trending market, resulting in losses. To overcome this, EMA is used.
  9. The shorter EMA is faster to react, while the longer EMA is slower to respond in a crossover system.
  10. But when the faster EMA is above, the slower EMA. The trade will continue until the faster EMA falls below, the slower EMA.
  11. The longer the time frame for a crossover system, the lesser the trading signals.

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  1. Abhishek says:

    The voltas example also kind of failed. entry at 620 and exit at 590.

  2. Sneha Shembekar says:

    Hello sir
    Very nice video .thank you for this video.

  3. Harsh Gupta says:

    Best ever videos sir!!!!!

  4. Sasikumar says:

    In the Kite in the chart mode, how to add MA 50 and MA 100 Indicators in the chart. I did not find the option to add the indicators. Please advice.

  5. Jim Tatar says:

    How do we set ema in the graphic in kite

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