Simple Moving Average (SMA)

The simple moving average (SMA) is an indicator of health for individual stocks. It can be used to identify market trends. According to some investors, a healthy stock will consistently close above the 200 day moving average.

By default, YCharts displays the 50-Day and 200-Day SMAs.

Formula

The 50 Day SMA is calculated as:
The Sum of Closing Price from Previous 50 Days / 50

The 200 Day SMA is calculated as:
The Sum of Closing Price from Previous 200 Days / 200

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