simple moving average
The average price of a security or index for a given period of time, typically 50 or 200 days (20 days for Bollinger Bands). The simple moving average is calculated by adding together the Closing Price over "n" periods and dividing by "n." Each time the period advances, the calculation is updated to include data from the most recent "n" periods. Also referred to as the moving average (MA). Compare to exponential moving average (EMA).
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