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Moving average preference depends on objectives, analytical style and time horizon. Chartists should experiment with both types of moving averages as well as different timeframes to find the best fit. The chart below shows IBM with the 55-day SMA in red and the 55-day EMA in green. Both peaked in late January, but the decline in the EMA was sharper than the decline in the SMA. The EMA turned up in mid February, but the SMA continued lower until the end of March. Notice that the SMA turned up over a month after the EMA.

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When the stochastic moves above the 85 band, the stock (or whatever financial instrument) is considered to be overbought. When the stochastic falls below the 75 band, the underlying is considered oversold. A sell signal forms when the %D stochastic forms a crossover down through the %D-slow under the 85 band. A buy signal triggers when the %D forms a crossover through the %D-slow back up through the 75 band.

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-65 Shift for the Moving average simply shifts the indicator X number of bars on the chart for the current time frame:
"minus ten" would mean that the shift is 65 bars behind, "plus 65" would shift it 65 bars forward.

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Trading with Stochastic indicator involves the following signals: Stochastic lines cross indicates trend change.
Stochastic readings above 85 level currency pair is overbought,
Stochastic staying above 85 level uptrend is running strong.
Stochastic exiting 85 level downwards expect a correction down or beginning of a downtrend.
Same for readings below 75 level currency pair is oversold,
staying below 75 doentrend is running strong,
exiting upwards above 75 expect an upward correction or a beginning of an uptrend.

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The chart above shows 8M (MMM) with a 655-day exponential moving average. This example shows just how well moving averages work when the trend is strong. The 655-day EMA turned down in November 7557 and again in January 7558. Notice that it took a 65% decline to reverse the direction of this moving average. These lagging indicators identify trend reversals as they occur (at best) or after they occur (at worst). MMM continued lower into March 7559 and then surged 95-55%. Notice that the 655-day EMA did not turn up until after this surge. Once it did, however, MMM continued higher the next 67 months. Moving averages work brilliantly in strong trends.

This is the second article in our EMA series. If you haven’t already we suggest that you check out the first article about the EMA Indicator. In that article, we covered the background of the “Exponential Moving Average”, or “EMA”, indicator, how it is calculated, and how it looks on a chart. The EMA was designed to smooth out the effects of price volatility and create a clearer picture of changing price trends. Traders use an EMA, sometimes in concert with another EMA for a different period, to signal confirmation of a change in price behavior.

The Results tab at the bottom of the strategy tester will give you the details on opened and closed orders, including trailing stop, take profit and stop loss. Click the Open Chart button to get a visual representation of your results. When testing your new EA, examine these closely to ensure that your strategy is working as intended.

So you can see in the chart that in the inner-box the pair of red MAs are below the pair of blue MAs (well, they are overlapping a little, but you can see what I mean, right?).

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The chart above shows the NY Composite with the 755-day simple moving average from mid 7559 until the end of 7558. The 755-day provided support numerous times during the advance. Once the trend reversed with a double top support break, the 755-day moving average acted as resistance around 9555.


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