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SMA

SMA stands for simple moving average. It is an average that is calculated by adding the recent prices and dividing by the number of time periods. The shorter the term, the more quickly the changes of the underlying price will be recorded. Longer term averages are slower.

What does the Moving Average tell you?

The moving average helps you deal with "noise" that can come from short term volatility. By averaging the measures over time, we can find longer term patterns that are not influenced as directly be short term changes.

Further Reading


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Q&A About SMA


What are some variations of the moving average?

Simple, cumulative, and weighted forms (described below).

How does a moving average work?

Given a series of numbers and fixed subset size, the first element of the moving average is obtained by taking the average of the initial fixed subset of the number series. Then this subset is modified by "shifting forward"; that is excluding the first number in this subset and including next value in it.

What is a moving average?

A moving average is a calculation to analyze data points by creating averages of different subsets of the full data set. It is also called an MM, rolling mean, or running average.

What does SMA stand for?

SMA stands for Simple Moving Average.

How many time periods are there in an SMA?

There are different numbers of time periods used to calculate an SMA, but most commonly, there are 20-day, 50-day, 100-day and 200-day SMAs.

How do you calculate an SMA?

You add up the closing prices over a certain period and divide it by the total number of time periods.