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Old 04-08-2010, 07:16 PM   #17

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Re: Moving Average Crossovers.

when I was attending nursery we usually did MA trading with macaroni and cheese on the floor while nurse was away.

I too had fair degree of success in MA crossover trading ... Thought you all would like to know that.
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Re: Moving Average Crossovers.

I learned that you dont use MAs alone as indicator. And i found some backtests about moving average crossover where they used not standard 200 or 50 day, but about everything in between and this seems to work out better.
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Re: Moving Average Crossovers.

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I personally find that MAs do not give reliable signals.
What does give reliable trading signals?
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Re: Moving Average Crossovers.

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When using indicators but allow them to trade during a bar rather than at the close opens a whole bucket of worms that are invisible using static data.
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Why not just use Close of Bar entries and data rather than Intrabar Order Generation (which is much more complicated)? Solves the problems you werep ointing out. Really this has nothing to do with Backtesting... it has to do with the type of entry / automation you're using.
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Re: Moving Average Crossovers.

I don't trade MA signals but I do use the 5/sma and 20sma on every chart especially the 15min and it has been very helpful as a visual. I use it this way:
- I will only trade on the same side of the 20sma the 5sma is on.
- I watch the expansion and convergence of the 5/20sma.
- I always pay attention to the crossovers in context to major levels of SR to give additional visual.
- I look for RSI divergences at major SR levels and sometimes FIB levels to enter trades as long as the 5/20sma agree with my direction.
- I also use the 5/20sma to help me with my exit decisions too.

Its a simple system but works pretty well
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