Another strategy is to apply two moving averages to a chart: one longer (or slow) and one shorter (or fast). When the shorter-term MA crosses above the longer-term MA, it's a buy signal, as it indicates that the trend is shifting up (also known as “Golden Cross”). Meanwhile, when the shorter-term MA crosses below the longer-term MA, it's a sell signal, as it indicates that the trend is shifting down (which is also known as “Dead/Death Cross”).
This is a study to find a suitable trading strategy for 4-6 hour time frames. As you can see the performance is currently very poor. It has just generated almost 90 trades in a very long period from January 2017 to the time of publishing the study for the first time.
Moving averages work quite well in strong trending conditions but poorly in choppy or ranging conditions. Adjusting the time frame can correct this problem temporarily, although, at some point, these issues are likely to occur regardless of the time frame chosen for the moving average(s).
I am working on this basic strategy to make its performance better and I will update the post in the future. So keep in touch by following the post.
Why have I republished my study?
It sounds like TradingView stores and indexes scripts based on the title of the post rather than the actual title of the scripts and if one chose general terms as the title of the post, the TradingView script search engine may be unable to find it. So I decided to repost the strategy with a more searchable and unique prefix of "eha".
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In true TradingView spirit, the author of this script has published it open-source, so traders can understand and verify it. Cheers to the author! You may use it for free, but reuse of this code in a publication is governed by House Rules. You can favorite it to use it on a chart.