Guide to Trading Using the EMA Indicator on IQ Option

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Guide to trading using the EMA indicator on IQ Option

The Exponential Moving Average (EMA) is a moving average indicator. Moving Average indicators are trend-following indicators which smooth out price data creating a line that follows the trend.

Many traders opt for the EMA over the Simple Moving Average. The reason for this is that EMA reduces lag by placing more weight on the most recent prices. For example, when using a 30 period EMA the weight is placed on prices over more than 30 days.

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selecting the EMA indicator on IQ Option

Setting up the EMA indicator on IQ Option

After logging into your IQ Option account, set up your Japanese candles chart.

Next, click on the indicators feature and then select moving averages. Next, select the Moving Average.

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Adjusting the moving average settings

On the moving averages window, select a period greater than 10 (for a more accurate EMA). Next, change the type to EMA. On IQ Option, the default color for the EMA is orange. Finally, click on apply to save the settings.

In our first example, we'll trade using the 14 period EMA and 28 period EMA. You'll need to repeat the set up procedure twice to create the two EMA lines. For the EMA 28 change the color to yellow. For the EMA14 change the color to green. Remember to click on apply when you're done.

Trading IQ Option using EMA14 and EMA28

comparison EMA 28 and EMA 14

When trading using the EMA14 and EMA28, your objective is to identify where the two indicators cross each other as well as the distance between them as they track the prices.

When the EMA28 crosses under the EMA14 and the distance between them is wide, it's a signal for a strong uptrend. The prices are above both indicators.You should enter a buy position. As the gap narrows, the uptrend is almost exhausted.

When the EMA28 crosses over the EMA14 and the gap between them widens, it's an indicator of a strong downtrend. Here, the prices are below both indicators. You should enter a sell position.

When both indicators run through the prices, the markets are ranging. At this point, it's best to sit on the sidelines and wait for a trend to develop.

Trading IQ Option using the EMA30

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Trading IQ Option using the EMA30

Another commonly used EMA is the 30 period EMA. It's usually used to identify a developing trend. In the chart above, you'll notice a developing uptrend.

But you don't know exactly where to enter a buy position. The EMA30 can be used for this. Right where the EMA30 cuts the price (bullish candle) from above and runs below the prices, this is your entry point.

Now let's take a look at a trend reversal to bearish.

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Trading using EMA30 on IQ Option

In a bullish trend, the EMA30 indicator runs below the price. In the image above, you can see the indicator cut across a bearish candle and starts moving above the prices. This is a good place to enter a sell position.

The EMA indicator is one of the simplest ways to identify a developing trend and trend reversals. Simply looking at the position of the EMA line relative to the prices will tell you whether the trend is up or down. In addition, once the EMA cuts through the price, it's a signal that the trend is reversing.

Remember I mentioned EMA with periods greater than 10 provide better accuracy? This makes EMA indicators best for trading longer time frames.

Now that you know how to set up and trade with the EMA indicator on IQ Option, try it out on your practice account.


Thank you for reading, Good luck!

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