A.) The primary difference between the simple moving average and the weighted moving average is the formula used to create them. For a simple moving average, the formula is the sum of the data points over a given period divided by the number of periods.
B.) A 5-period moving average, would be calculated using the following formula: (P1+P2+P3+P4+P5)/5
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A.) Average true range (ATR) is a technical analysis volatility indicator originally developed by J. Welles Wilder, Jr. for commodities. The indicator does not provide an indication of price trend, simply the degree of price volatility.
A.) An exponential moving average (EMA) is a type of moving average that is similar to a simple moving average, except that more weight is given to the latest data. It's also known as the exponentially weighted moving average. This type of moving average reacts faster to recent price changes than a simple moving average.
A.) A simple moving average is formed by computing the average price of a security over a specific number of periods. Most moving averages are based on closing prices. A 5-day simple moving average is the five day sum of closing prices divided by five.
A.) A momentum indicator that uses volume flow to predict changes in stock price. On Balance Volume is a metric developed by Joseph Granville in the 1960s. He believed that, when volume increases sharply without a significant change in the stock's price, the price will eventually jump upward, and vice versa.
A.) A Bollinger Band® is a band plotted two standard deviations away from a simple moving average, developed by famous technical trader John Bollinger. In this example of Bollinger Bands®, the price of the stock is banded by an upper and lower band along with a 21-day simple moving average.
B.) Traders keep a close eye on volatility because a sudden increase in volatility levels is often the prelude to a market trend reversal. Bollinger Bands are placed over a price chart and consist of a moving average together with upper and lower bands that define pricing "channels".