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msg #68260
Ignore Sqwii
10/10/2008 9:51:04 AM

Which MA crossovers is the most bullish signals when swing trading?

I tried MA(10) crossed above MA(30) which is quite good


MA(20) crossed above MA(50)

What do you think is the best crossovers for swing trading?

6,362 posts
msg #68266
Ignore TheRumpledOne
10/10/2008 10:17:08 AM

EMA(13) x EMA(26) on a daily chart.

650 posts
msg #75980
Ignore mystiq
7/3/2009 2:56:25 AM

Thx - What do you think of ema(3)/ma(5) crossover?
- Ignore chessnut1 7/11/2004 6:58:42 PM
So glad you posted about this! I too recently noticed the power of the ema(2)/ma(3) crossover (and the slightly less sensitive ema(3)/ma(5) crossover). It is a very useful and sensitive reversal indicator, and can be successfully added to ANY favorite filter, such as a Bollinger band squeeze, a bottom "muddy"-type filter, a modified Darvas Box filter, etc, to find stocks that have just experienced a bullish price reversal.

However, sensitive is the key word here with the ema2/ma3. I am finding that this is its strength and it's weakness. When you open up any chart and note the crossovers, it becomes evident how sensitive this indicator is, which means it generates a number of "false positives" as well as true reversal points.

So how to keep the power of this early indicator and also minimize the false-positive effect? The solution I've come to is to use a slightly higher crossover setting on my charts -- ema3/ma5-- while maintaining the super-sensitive indicator in the lower portion of my PN charts in the form of the rsi2/rsi3 crossover introduced long ago by HolyGrail. The rsi crossovers corresponds 100% with the ema2/ma3 crossovers, so nothing lost. This way I can have the more reliable (but still very sensitive) ema/ma lines on my upper Prophet.Net charts, and not have to clutter them with 2 more lines to get the more sensitive crossover indicator working for me. [With PN, when you add an ema or ma indicator, it automatically places it in the upper chart area, and it doesn't appear as if it can be placed in the bottom indicator area].

If you happen to be a member of TXTrapper's bottomlines group(, or if you join, you will notice my recent posts about the ema3/ma5 (msg 1101 and 1105) and the reference to ema2/ma3 as more sensitive (msg 1149). I posted what I did because like you, I was very exited to discover this tremendously useful and reliable crossover. I highly recommend it.


22 posts
msg #75996
Ignore haskellb2006
7/3/2009 4:49:00 PM

Play with 4x8 see what you think.


4,676 posts
msg #75999
Ignore Eman93
7/3/2009 5:56:14 PM

close above 1
volume above 500000
ema(13) 1 day ago crossed above ema(26) 1 day ago
add column ind

834 posts
msg #76003
Ignore marine2
7/3/2009 6:59:12 PM

I use the 4,8 crossover along with a couple of other measurements. It works for me. Sensitive enough along with the other measurements to alert you that something positive is or will be happening. The ema measurements mentioned above give you close to the same results if used correctly.

650 posts
msg #76014
Ignore mystiq
7/4/2009 2:06:16 AM

..using the same criteria: as above: ema(3)/ma(5) brings in better 1 day results, but ema(13)/ma(26) comes a strong SECOND and ema(4)/ma(8) is THIRD! (-.-)

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