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#3 Which is the best Moving Average to trade with? 

Last Updated: July 31, 2019

By Rayner Teo

This week I’ve got a question by Vinayak who asked…

“Which is the best moving average to use?”

And I’m sure many of you want to know the answer as well.

But here’s the thing:

There isn’t a best moving average out there.


Because the word best is subjective.  You can use a moving average to act as a trend filter, to identify areas of value, to set your stop loss, and etc.

So, what’s your purpose of using a moving average indicator?

Once you can answer that question… then maybe you can find a moving average parameter that suits your trading approach.

Make sense?


So in today’s episode, you’ll learn:

  • How to find the best moving average for your trading approach
  • How to use moving average to identify areas of value
  • How to use moving average as a trend filter so you can trade with the trend


The truth behind moving average crossover — does it really work?  It’s probably not what you think.

So, click below to watch today’s episode:

Then go read this post because it will teach you how to use moving average like a pro.

The moving average indicator strategy guide

Do you have a question for me?

Just let me know in the comments section below and I’ll do my best to help.

I look forward to hearing from you!

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  • Really enjoying this video series Rayner. It’s great to get your thoughts on some of these key trading questions. I especially like how you give thorough and nuanced answers that can truly help viewers and readers improve their trading. Cheers!

  • Hello Rayner…. your blog and your video series are really awesome and very help full. I m regular visitor your blog. I have a question…. which time frame are consideration for trade? example cadjpy pair daily chart showing up trend and price stay in sr zone for buy … but weakly chart still downtrend and price sr zone and bearish engulfing pattern… so which time frame i m consider for trade.. Thanks…

  • as a trader we need stocks that are actively trade or having daily movement. finding stocks that are actively traded is tough job.with your videos i am able to find trend in stocks.but to make constant profit we need to select stock that gives movement within a to select stocks for trading?

  • Hi Friend,
    I want to use Moving Averages, MACD and Stochastic simultaneously to find the right call/trade in crude oil intraday trading (MCX India)… but what values are useful for it ?….and in which time frame ?….pls. advice for valuse and timeframe for day trading….thanks in advance…

  • Hi Rayner,
    Good Day! I follow your post and whatever I have learnt it is from your post.
    I am a new in Forex trading. And I am using 20,50&200 Ma for trade.
    And it works for me good. But I have question, I see in daily chart. Where moving average where price is above 200 ma,later when I see 4 chart where price is below 200 Ma. So what should I follow to it is uptrend or downtrend??
    I am looking forward your kind suggestion.


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