200 Day Moving Average

What is the definition of 200 Day MA?

A 200-day moving average is calculated by taking the closing prices for the last 200 days of any security, summing them together and dividing by 200. The 200 Day Moving Average is a long term moving average that helps determine the overall health of a stock. A stock that is trading below its 200 Day Moving Average is considered to be in a long term downtrend, whereas a stock that is trading above its 200 Day Moving Average is in a long term uptrend. This metric is calculated in the same units and currency as the Quote price for each instrument.


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