A moving average is simply a way to smooth out price action over time. By
“moving average”, we mean that you are taking the average closing price of
a currency for the last ‘X’ number of periods.|
Like every indicator, a moving average indicator is used to help us
forecast future prices. By looking at the slope of the moving average, you
can make general predictions as to where the price will go.
As we said, moving averages smooth out price action. There are different
types of moving averages, and each of them has their own level of
“smoothness”. Generally, the smoother the moving average, the slower it is
to react to the price movement. The choppier the moving average, the
quicker it is to react to the price movement.
We’ll explain the pros and cons of each type a little later, but for now
let’s look at the different types of moving averages and how they are