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How to Apply Moving Averages as a Trading Tool

Simple and effective: See how single, dual and multiple moving averages help you spot trading opportunities

by Debbie Hodgkins
Updated: September 26, 2016

A moving average (MA) is one of the simplest technical tools an analyst or trader can use. The most common one is the simple moving average (SMA). A 200-period SMA often determines trend, support and resistance. Dual moving averages, which are popular, are the basis of many trading systems.

In this 6-minute video lesson, Jeffrey Kennedy, one of our senior tutorial instructors, explores different types of moving averages and how you can apply single, dual and multiple moving averages on your charts.

Learn How You Can Find High-Confidence Trading Opportunities Using Moving Averages

Moving averages are one of the most widely-used methods of technical analysis because they are simple to use, and they work. Learn how to apply them to your trading and investing with this free 10-page eBook from Trader's Classroom editor Jeffrey Kennedy.

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