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jimtaylor

HMA

Can someone answer a question for me please....I am watching a video and Todd is talking about using a 200 HMA. I've seen this mentioned in the forums before but when I add the 200 HMA there's no line?

 

This happens on all 3 of my computers, I am updated and it happens on my friends computer also.

 

Is it a bug? Am I missing a setting in the setup?

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 2:07pm
 
wallyd

HI Jim,
ITs probably due to the default numbers of bars when you open an order. It is set at 150 and in order for the 200 HMA line to appear it has to be larger than 200. If you try and HMA at 150 or less you should see the line. That's my guess......Dale

 
wallyd

Jim, I meant to say when you open a "chart" not when you open an "order".........Its set for 150 as the default and if you want to use a 200 HMA you need the number to be larger than 200. Sorry for any confusion.

 
jimtaylor

Hmmm I replied twice from phone, they didn't post....I tried setting the candles at 250 and the HMA to 200 it shows but the line is only about 36 candles long is that normal?

And 200 / 200 doesn't work

 
wallyd

Jim.......yes.....pick a much larger number. I don't think it starts to deliver an answer to the moving average of 200 until it reaches that number. I use 1500 or 2000.

 
jimtaylor

You use that many candles? dang

 
wallyd

Well, l like a little bigger picture. If you are going to use a moving average indicator of X period you'll need to pick a bar quantity of something larger in order to start the indicator. If I asked you to calculate a moving average using a 100 point base you will need to get at least 100 points to start generating an answer, right? So, just pick a bigger number. Hey Jim...who do you pick in the SuperBowl?

 
jimtaylor

I'm gonna go with the Broncos even though I can't stand them. Two reason why though, I am a Manning fan and they sent Tom Brady home crying like a scared little school girl...my most disliked/despised team (putting it nicely) is the patriots.

Not a fan of anything Boston especially the Bruins....I'm a HUGE hockey guy lol

 
wallyd

I know...me too. Not a Bronco fan really....I don't have a horse in this race. Seattle's my team....I just think Cam Newton needs a quick lesson in humility and am hoping Peyton Manning and his herd can give him one.

 
FXGold54

Jim;

if you use a 200 HMA, the line won't show up till candle 201. You need at least 1 more candle then whatever period you set the indicator for(whether it is an HMA, SMA EMA, etc.) and you probably want more so you can see the flow. As you said, with only 250 candles, a 200 HMA will only show the line over 49 of them (I know you said 36) and that is normal.

 
jimtaylor

Thank you Allen appreciate that.

Yeah I agree Dale, Newton is arrogant and I can't stand that, mainly one of the reasons I don't watch football anymore is because of the attitudes of the players today....you just don't see that in Hockey....arrogance gets your front tooth knocked out lol