**What is Moving Average?**

#### It is an important display used as a moving average trend monitor and is often used in technical analysis. Moving averages show the current direction in a rather, delayed way of showing a way to go where prices go. It is delayed because it is an indicator based on past prices.

Moving averages are used in most of the indicators used in forex markets.

For example; bollinger bands, MACD, and ichimoku.

**HOW TO CALCULATE MOBILE AVERAGE?**

The moving average is a display that is calculated by taking the average of prices. Moving averages are accepted as an important indicator in terms of trend follow up. The reason for this is that the moving averages consist of past price movements. Moving averages also assist in determining support and resistance points.

**For example**; The 200-day moving average is heavier than the 20-day moving average and indicates a more delayed forecast. Short-term moving averages are used by short-term traders and long-term moving averages are used by long-term investors.

The 200-day moving average, which is often used by investors, is closely monitored as a significant signal and support resistance level. In some cases, moving averages with more than one time interval are used together to obtain an opinion on the direction of the market

**Two types of moving averages are frequently used in Forex markets.**

**Simple Moving Average: **Moving average created by taking the average of price movements of a financial product within the determined period. Simple moving average accounts for closing prices. For example; The 5-day simple moving average is obtained by dividing the 5-day closing prices by 5.

**Weighted Moving Average:** Moving average of a financial product, calculated by taking the average of the price movements within the determined period according to the determined weights.

**Exponential Moving Average:** Moving average of a financial product, calculated by taking the average of the price movements in the determined period and giving more weight to the price movements in the near term. Since weighting is performed, the exponential moving average is counted as a moving average with less delay.

As the time spent in moving averages increases, the delay is more frequent.

**For example;** Looking at the 10-day moving average, the delay is less because it takes into account the more recent prices.

Moving averages, which are common in technical analysis, are more effective when used together.

**For example;** The 50-day moving average and the 200-day moving average produce interlaced technical analysis signals. Generally, the combination of the short-term moving average and the long-term moving average gives better results. The upward-sloping short-term moving average long-term moving average is signaling that prices may move upwards in the short-term. In the literature this “golden cross” is known as “golden cross”. On the contrary, if the short-term moving average cuts down the long-term moving average, it generates a signal that prices can move downward. This “death cross” in the literature is referred to as “dead cross”.