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Moving Averages

SIMPLE MOVING AVERAGE: Lets Discover how to use moving averages to construct a Trading Model

This Trading Model buys whenever the 12-day moving average is higher than the 26-day moving average.

The Safe Harbor is $ meaning whenever we are not in GOOG we are in 0% return account (Cash)

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Go Over to the Buy Model Editor Tab and View the buying criteria.

In the Buy Model Editor we used the Average-Within Operator to create moving averages.

Notice in the editor how we have Plotted the "shorterMA"and "longerMA" so that they are displayed on the graph. The 12-day moving average is represented by the aqua line while the 26-day moving average is represented by the purple line.

Check out the Sell Model Editor

The Editor says to Sell after "Not buyAfter". This means that whenever the buy model editor is not true we sell and invest in cash.

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Hold the Mouse over the graph and scroll up to view a different time period.

Notice how the graph re-adjusts to start your portfolio at $100

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Switch over to the tab labeled Results Breakdown

The Results Breakdown tab shows the performance of the trading model in each particular year.

In the Upper right hand corner of the graph where it says "show all days". Click on that and select show "only bullish days" which tell you performance only on days when the market went up.

Zoom in to view performance on a monthly or daily basis


Results table

Click on the Results Table tab at the bottom of the graph

The results Table displays the values on your trading model, the security, and any other things you have plotted.

All colums are sortable from high to low or low to high.

Export to Excel

Click on the Excel Export Icon  in the upper right-hand corner of the graph

In this box you will name the file as well as specify where you want it located on your computer.