# Moving Average Gold Trading Strategies

- Gold Price Period of Moving Average
- SMA, Exponential Moving Average, Linear Weighted Moving Average and SMMA
- Moving Average Gold Trend Identification
- MA Whipsaws in Range Market
- Moving Average Crossover Method
- Moving Average Support and Resistance
- How to Choose a Moving Average
- Short Term and Long Term Setups
- 20 Gold Trading Pips Price Range Strategy

# About the Moving Average Gold Trading Strategy

Gold Moving average is one of the most widely used Gold Indicator because it is simple and easy to use.

This Gold Indicator is a gold trend following indicator that is used by Gold traders for three things:

- Identify the beginning of a new gold market trend
- Measure the sustainability of the new gold trend
- Identify the end of a gold trend and signal a reversal gold trading signal

The Gold Moving Average or Gold Moving Average is used to smooth out the volatility of xauusd price action. The Moving Average is an overlay gold indicator and it is placed on top or superimposed on the xauusd price chart.

On the example gold chart below the blue line represents a 15 period MA, which acts to smooth out the volatility of the xauusd price action.

** Gold Moving Average Technical Gold Indicator - MT4 Gold Chart Indicators**

## Calculation of the Moving Average

The Gold Moving Average is also known as Moving Average - is calculated as an average of xauusd price using the most recent xauusd price data.

If the Moving Average uses the 10 period to calculate the average of the xauusd price then it is referred to as a 10 period gold trading moving average, because most gold traders use the day as the standard xauusd price period we shall just refer to it as the 10 day Moving Average.

To calculate the ten day Moving Average the xauusd price of the last 10 days is averaged, the gold trading moving average indicator is then updated constantly after every new xauusd price period. So after every new xauusd price period is formed the moving average is then calculated afresh using the most recent 10 xauusd price periods, that is why it is called a moving average because the average is constantly moving when xauusd price data is updated.