Define: Moving Average

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Definition: Moving Average



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Full Definition of Moving Average


Moving Average (MA) is an indicator frequently used in technical analysis showing a running average value of a security’s price.

Moving averages are generally used to smooth the stock price,  measure momentum and define areas of possible support and resistance. Some trading systems use two moving averages, with buy or sell signals triggered at crossover points. The Death Cross is an example.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Moving Average are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 22nd March 2020.