Moving Away from Moving Averages

Attempts to time the market by gauging moving-average momentum can be a danger to your financial health

Many technical strategists monitor the S&P 500's 17-week moving average of prices in relation to its 43-week moving average, believing they indicate a bullish trend when the 17 is above the 43, and a bearish trend when the nearer-term moving average is below the longer-term average.

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