Using Moving Averages in a Systematic Trading Strategy

by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

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In the August issue of the AAII Journal, I covered one of the more basic technical indicators: moving averages, including how you could construct simple, weighted, and exponential moving averages, as well as some practical applications.

This article moves a step forward and examines how you can use moving averages as part of a systematic trading strategy. First, it will look at one- and two-line moving average systems and how you can use them to generate buy and sell signals, and then, it will touch upon system optimization and how traders use it to impro

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Wayne A. Thorp, CFA is a vice president and senior financial analyst at AAII and editor of Computerized Investing. Follow him on Twitter at @AAII_CI.


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