Simple Moving Average

Simple Moving average is a statistical concept. It is used in calculation of, average of closing price for a time period. SMA is calculated by, adding the closing price of time period and then divide it by number of time period.

Calculator of Simple Moving Average

Enter Data (separate by comma,) Example: 2,3,4,5,6
Simple Moving Average (SMA) =
 
 
 

Formula of Simple Moving Average

sma

where,

  • n = Number of Data
  • d = Moving Average
  • Days M = Data

Example of Simple Moving Average

Calculate the Simple moving average, when time period is 3 and the closing prices are 25, 85, 65, 45, 95, 75, 15, 35

Given

Closing Prices = 25, 85, 65, 45, 95, 75, 15, 35
Time Period = 3 days

Solution of Simple Moving Average

Calculation of SMA from 3rd day to 8th day, in time period of 3 days.

Average

A3 = (25 + 85 + 65) / 3
A4 = (85 + 65 + 45) / 3
A5 = (65 + 45 + 95) / 3
A6 = (45 + 95 + 75) / 3
A7 = (95 + 75 + 15) / 3
A8 = (75 + 15 + 35) / 3

Result

Average

A3 = 58.3333
A4 = 65
A5 = 68.3333
A6 = 71.6667
A7 = 61.6667
A8 = 41.6667

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Robert Nairn

Robert Nairn

Thank you for the online calculators. Problems:

Using the moving averages calculator I failed to see how to change the period from days to months. My need was to calculate moving average over 11 months and not days.

I could find no way of registering an account even though there is a log in page. How to register/sign up????

Thank you
Robert

raimonds pastars

raimonds pastars

How to put in the days? Doesn’t make sense