Simple moving average

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Simple moving average

The mean, calculated at any time over a past period of fixed length.

Simple Moving Average

The average price of a security calculated by adding closing prices from the most recent trading days (for example, the last 10 days) and dividing by the number of trading days considered (in this case, 10). A simple moving average is easy to calculate and provides a quick look at a security's short-term trend. See also: Exponential moving average.
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In this case MLP model outperformed both traditional multiple regression and simple moving average methods.
However, while this does add weight to the 100-day simple moving average (SMA) as a back up support; it would provide little influence should the bears start to push.
Student's Question: What's the difference between a Simple Moving Average and an Exponential Moving Average?
A confirmed close below the 20 day simple moving average is a good first start; but clearing the 8,500 would be far more influential on the broader market.
Our long-term US Dollar-Japanese Yen bearish bias remains to the downside, and today's break of key trendline and 200-day Simple Moving Average support likewise leads us to believe that the USDJPY may see further losses through short-term trading.
Shorter-term, a hold of nearby trendline support and the pair's 200-day Simple Moving Average supports a near-term bounce.
It comprises a customisable set of more than 60 equity derived data fields such as Average Daily Volume, Simple Moving Averages, Alpha, Beta, and R-squared.
51 looking like very stubborn support, but the daily timeframe points to the GBPUSD strictly abiding to its Simple Moving Averages (SMA).

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