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Craig_S
 Posted : Wednesday, March 30, 2005 2:40:42 PM

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How using two moving averages can help you identify changes in trend.

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Craig_S
 Posted : Wednesday, March 30, 2005 2:45:39 PM

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Here is the link to Part I

Understanding Moving Averages - Part I, The Basics

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doc355
 Posted : Wednesday, April 13, 2005 6:20:19 PM
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Craig...Excellent explanation for the MACD. Looking forward to your Stochastic explanation. Is it available
now ? Where will I go to make certain that I don't miss it ? mgw
Doug_H
 Posted : Wednesday, April 13, 2005 7:13:46 PM

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You'll be able to see it easily by clicking into the Product and Tutorial Videos Forum. Start checking in there in a few days.

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bknight
 Posted : Sunday, October 09, 2005 10:28:29 PM
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I have a question with the calculation of these moving averages. From Friday's data 05/10/07, when depressing the period key twice on the DJ-30 I get a 50 simple moving average 10528.97 and a 200 simple moving average 10530.44. But when I test my pcf (AVGC50 / AVGC200) * 100 = (10528.92 / 10528.53) * 100.00. Why the difference in the values?
Craig_S
 Posted : Monday, October 10, 2005 6:54:32 AM

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Your 200sma is not of price, it is of the 50sma (you want it to be an average of price.)

Hit the EDIT button on the chart.

Notice how the 50ma is indented under price? This means the 50 is a child of the price.

Notice how the 200 is indented under the 50? This means the 200 is a child of the 50, not of price. You want the 200 to be indented under price but flush left with the 50 (so they have the same parent).

Delete the 200 (use the trash can icon)

Hit the plus next to PRICE (not the 50ma) and add the 200. It will be indented under price but flush-left with the 50 (they will now have the same parent).

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bknight
 Posted : Monday, October 10, 2005 10:34:30 PM
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Thanks Craig. Of all the moving averages tha one was just like you described. I don't know how I messed up on only one, but it is fixed now.
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