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Examining the EMA

  • By Tim Treloar,
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The popular exponential moving average (EMA) depends on data to develop its distinctive characteristics, and when it comes to data, more is better. But before you put an EMA to work as a technical indicator, a deeper understanding of its development and behavior is advised. At the very least, a deeper understanding will justify the practical application of it and at most dispel some misconceptions associated with it. Read on to learn more...

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Article copyright 2012 by Technical Analysis Inc. Reprinted from the June 2008 issue with permission from Stocks & Commodities Magazine.
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