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Subject:  SMA versus EMA Date:  8/31/2006  8:02 PM
Author:  sulpolitix Number:  1754 of 2244

Dear Fools,

Like most other investors, I use an EMA (exponential moving average) instead of an SMA (simple moving average) for technical analysis simply because the EMA puts more weight on recent data in computing the moving average. A fellow Fool and I argued into the night the merits of one over the other, his position being that the SMA is superior to the
EMA (for technical analysis) for theoretical reasons. 2:00 a.m. arrived before we got this argument settled. I would enjoy hearing from anyone out there ideas and opinions on whether the SMA or the EMA is superior for stock technical analysis.


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