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Forex Glossary

The Industry's Most Important Terms Explained

The forex industry is made up of countless definitions and it's easy to forget a few along the way. But because no forex education can be complete without a glossary of forex terms, we've compiled one which aims at explaining key definitions in the simplest way possible. This way, you'll never be lost or confused again!


Moving Average

A trend following indicator. It is a series of averages of sequential data subsets.  It may be used as a curving trend line that follows the price action.  Buy signals are seen when prices cross above the moving average whereas sell signals are in place when prices cross below the moving average.  There are many moving average calculation methods:

  • Simple
  • Exponential
  • Time Series
  • Linearly Weighted
  • Triangular
  • Centered
  • Variable
  • Adaptive
  • Volume Adjusted

The major difference between the calculation methods is the weight attached to the most recent prices.

Category: Technical Indicators

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