Some long-time readers of Real Money may know that I taught technical analysis at Baruch College in New York City for 21 years. Through the years, I introduced some 4,000 students, over the fall, spring and summer semesters, to the subject, from the history and logic behind it to charting methods and, of course, many indicators.
One of the easiest indicators for young minds to grasp and apply are moving averages. The math is relatively simple and the signals are black and white. I often had a guest lecturer who extensively used moving averages visit the campus and cover the subject from A to Z. The topics included: