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Moving Averages Quiz

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1. What does a moving average primarily aim to do?

2. Which type of moving average gives more weight to recent data points?

3. What is the formula for calculating a Simple Moving Average (SMA) for a given period?

4. For a stocks' closing prices, why might an analyst prefer a moving average over daily closing prices for trend analysis?

5. Which moving average type would an analyst likely use for a more responsive analysis to recent price changes in a highly volatile market?

6. What is an advantage of using a longer moving average period?

7. In the context of moving averages, what does 'lag' refer to?

8. Which is NOT an intended use of moving averages in data analysis?

9. How does adding more data points into a moving average's calculation period typically affect its sensitivity to price changes?

10. Which of the following is a characteristic unique to the Weighted Moving Average (WMA) compared to other types of moving averages?