Short-Term Moving Average

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Short-Term Moving Average

The average price of a security over several days, calculated continuously. For instance, one may calculate a short-term moving average by adding the closing prices from each day for the past week and dividing by the number of trading days considered. As with all moving averages, short-term moving averages may or may not be weighted. Moving averages help smooth out noise that may be present in a security's price on a given trading day. See also: Simple Moving Average, Exponential Moving Average.
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The shares took a turn for the worse last week, dropping below their short-term moving averages.
Short-term moving averages help gauge the short term direction of the market while longer-term moving averages take a bigger picture view.
CTXS has spiraled almost 20 percent lower today on heavy volume, plunging beneath its short-term moving averages and taking out possible support in the 20 level, which was the site of its June low.
Short-term moving averages help gauge the short-term direction of the market, while longer moving averages take a bigger-picture view.
The two lists above are what I would consider some of the strongest stocks given the fact that they were able to stay above their short-term moving averages while the overall market was going through a pullback.
These short-term moving averages are also on the verge of a bearish cross thanks in large part to today's pullback.
The major market indexes are pulling back to test support at their rising short-term moving averages this afternoon following several days of strong gains.
However, this morning's positive news has sent the stock above its short-term moving averages.
Today's move has pushed the stock above the 25 level as well as its short-term moving averages.
The end result of testing this overhead resistance was a pullback by INTC which has taken the shares below the former support of these short-term moving averages.
The stock had been able to overcome resistance at its short-term moving averages over the past few weeks and the stock has now plunged to a level not seen since January 2001.

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