SMA or Simple moving average is a basic but effective indicator used by traders to identify the current trend. You can find this indicator at top of the list of the Indicator section on the Olymp Trade platform. In, this article I will be combining this indicator with support and resistance to attain better results.
Setup SMA and Support and Resistance at Olymp Trade
To set the SMA and Support and Resistance combination. You need to first login to your Olymp Trade account => click on the indicator box => search for the name => and select the name from the menu.
Next, click on the pencil icon => and set the indicator timer to 22. You can change the timer as per your experience.
Just like above click on the indicator box and search for a horizontal line => click on the name twice => and place the horizontal lines for support and resistance.
In order, to create the support line place the horizontal line below the two low and similarly, place the horizontal line at two highs for the resistance line.
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How to trade with the combination of SMA plus Support and Resistance
Given above is a 15-minute chart of EUR GBP, and we can clearly see the price above the indicator which indicates a bullish trend plus when the price touch the support level it is an indication of a bullish trend. However, the best time to place a buy trade is when the price cuts the indicator and stays above in an uptrend.
Similarly, when the price is below the indicator it is a signal of a bearish trend. However, the best time to place a sell trade is when the price cuts the indicator and moves below the indicator in a downtrend.
So, this is how you trade with the combination of SMA and Support and Resistance. SMA is a great indicator however, it is not as powerful as WMA or EMA. You should always use the combination of indicators while using SMA. Combining the indicator with RSI or Parabolic SAR won’t be a bad idea. The best thing you can do is try this trading indicator on the Olymp Trade demo account and later shift to Olymp Trade real account. So, this is how you should trade with the SMA indicator. I hope you have found this article helpful. Till then I wish you the very best of luck.