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.