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Exponential Moving Average

Definition of Exponential Moving Average

Exponential Moving Average (EMA) is a technical indicator used to follow price trends over a specific period of time. EMA assigns more weight to recent prices than older prices. The formula to calculate EMA is:

Exponential Moving Average = (K x (CP - PP)) + PP

C: Current Price of stock, currency, commodity, etc.
P: The EMA of preceding periods
K: Exponential smoothing constant

A Simple Moving Average (SMA) is used to calculate the value of the first period. Furthermore, the EMA can be used to identify support and resistance areas. However, it may not be optimal for identifying precise entry and exit points.

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