May 09, 2013 at 18:10 PM EDT
200-Day Line Is Late Sell Signal For Winning Stocks
Let's say you're sitting in a stock that has enjoyed a long winning streak. You're reluctant to sell, despite some signs that the big run is finished. When do you absolutely, positively have to sell? It's at this time that the 200-day moving average (or a 40-week moving average on a weekly chart) comes in handy. A moving average, which calculates a stock's average closing price over a set time period, shows a stock's general price direction. The
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