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How does one use these factors in making an investment decision? I know there are many other factors to consider, but alot of what I hear and read mentions these two "moving averages". Can anyone provide some advice on how one bakes these into their decision making process?

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RM
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How does one use these factors in making an investment decision? I know there are many other factors to consider, but alot of what I hear and read mentions these two "moving averages". Can anyone provide some advice on how one bakes these into their decision making process?

Thanks
RM


Welcome to the Motley Fool, Rocky.

You see Moving Averages most talked about in the type of investing called Technical Analysis. I don't do TA, since so much of it is subjective. I do use what's called "Mechanical Investing". The MI Board has done some research on Moving Averages, and have found them to be helpful.

Here is a link to a compilation of backposts which covers our work.
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=19414839

Reading thru these might help you.

doc
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So Doc, for the novice or average investor, 50 and 200 day moving averages would generally be part of a more sophisticated technical analysis that would include these as a market timing criteria?

Seems like it might be best, for me as a novice, to evaluate other criteria, like EPS, ROIC, dividends etc. when formulating one's risk tolerance and overall investment strategy.

Thanks for the response and the links Doc.

Rocky
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