Moving Average Strategy

We will discuss a use of moving averages in our trading. A price chart and moving average line give us two types of signals: a tendency reversal – when the price crosses the moving average level and a tendency continuation – when the price bounces off this level (an indicator is used as support and resistance levels depending on the price position). To receive these signals we need a moving average with a big period. It is necessary to understand that you should choose an individual period for each trading tool. Let us review how the moving average with period 30 works on USDCAD chart.


A procedure for moving average bounce trade:

1) Add simple moving average (SMA) with period 30;

Add an Indicator

Indicator Settings

2) Wait for a trading signal after the price has reached the MA line;

3) Trade online after a new candlestick has appeared and bounced off the indicator line.

Buying a call after bounce off a moving average

A procedure for moving average breakout trade:

1) Add simple moving average (SMA) with period 30;

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Indicator Settings

2) Wait when a candlestick is closed outside the MA line;

3) Trade online in a breakout direction after a new candlestick has appeared and closed outside the moving average line.

Buying a put after a moving average breakout

The indicator is easy in use and all you need is to choose an individual period for the trading tool.