Moving average is an important indicator. There are various type of moving average like simple moving average (SMA), Weighted Moving average (WMA), Exponential moving average (EMA) etc. Great details are available on the web regarding moving average. If we read about moving average, we find that they confirm trend as they are laggard indicator. Moving average can be used as support, resistance. We find how to calculate moving average, types of moving average and strategy to trade with moving average. We find numerous strategies on the net regarding use of moving average. However nothing is told actually why do they work? Why common N or time is equal to 10, 20, 50, 100 or 200? To find the answer, I searched for net but found nothing.  Most people will say that N is smoothing factor. You need to find proper N for your strategy. If so, why n= 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 are very common worldwide? To answer the question, I made following hypothesis. Not sure, if it’s ok or there are some mistake or whether anybody have worked before. To my opinion, the answer lies in investment horizon and accounting cycle. Investors can be classified mainly short term traders, mid term traders and lon…
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