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  1. moving average(Noun)

    One of a family of techniques used to analyze time series data, in which a weighted average is determined for a given data point based on its value and the past values.

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  1. Moving average

    In statistics, a moving average, also called rolling average, moving mean, rolling mean, or running average, is a type of FIR filter used to analyze a set of data points by creating a series of averages of different subsets of the full data set. Given a series of numbers and a fixed subset size, the first element of the moving average is obtained by taking the average of the initial fixed subset of the number series. Then the subset is modified by "shifting forward"; that is, excluding the first number of the series and including the next number following the original subset in the series. This creates a new subset of numbers, which is averaged. This process is repeated over the entire data series. The plot line connecting all the averages is the moving average. A moving average is a set of numbers, each of which is the average of the corresponding subset of a larger set of datum points. A moving average may also use unequal weights for each datum value in the subset to emphasize particular values in the subset. A moving average is commonly used with time series data to smooth out short-term fluctuations and highlight longer-term trends or cycles. The threshold between short-term and long-term depends on the application, and the parameters of the moving average will be set accordingly. For example, it is often used in technical analysis of financial data, like stock prices, returns or trading volumes. It is also used in economics to examine gross domestic product, employment or other macroeconomic time series. Mathematically, a moving average is a type of convolution and so it can be viewed as an example of a low-pass filter used in signal processing. When used with non-time series data, a moving average filters higher frequency components without any specific connection to time, although typically some kind of ordering is implied. Viewed simplistically it can be regarded as smoothing the data.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of moving average in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

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    The numerical value of moving average in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of moving average in a Sentence

  1. Jack Ablin:

    As long as the 200-day moving average is rising at an annualized rate of 13 to 14 percent a year, we will stay where we are.

  2. Olivier Jakob:

    Under those conditions, if the 200-day moving average is broken, we expect to see more speculative flows coming into crude oil.

  3. Keng Goh:

    A spike higher in the euro near the 50-day moving average, helped by the better Euro-area consumer price inflation, is putting pressure on the dollar.

  4. Ric Spooner:

    While you can never be certain, (charts) suggests this is not going to be a false break. The latest breakdown follows failure at the 200-day moving average a couple of weeks ago.

  5. Matt Smith:

    Distillates are the standout bullish element of the report and gasoline is the disappointment, distillate throughput jumped last week, meaning demand is only down 0.7 percent on the 4-week moving average.

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