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By Nathan Young

May 16, 2017

Typical price can be looked at as an average of the average. So if you have average prices, you can then determine what a typical price or price range may be. Price alone doesn’t tell the whole story, but it can come in handy with giving you a head start in your research.

Typical Price

The first issue that jumps out is that is it very general in nature and does not narrow in on specific points, but rather a general price or area of where price should be. This could come in handy now if you are trying to find a price target, since there is no definitive way to figure target price in an equity. Also, if you are just looking for general guidance, typical price may be right up your alley.




When using typical price, you may want to look at more specific indicators and data points to help you narrow your price point. Standard deviation is one that comes to mind because typical price may get you in the ballpark and then standard deviation can help you really hone in on a price. Another could be Bollinger Bands, which are used to give you range of where price should be. Also, take a look at volume profiles and other specific tools to narrow your search.

As with any new tool, be sure to test it thoroughly and back test if you can. Slowly integrate it into your current setup and then slightly alter points to see if it will gel with everything. If not, use it independently of one another and keep it in the toolbox for future use. Reach out to an investing and trading community as they can give you insight on how they may use the information. If anything, you will have a better understanding of how price can be used in future research and that knowledge will be with you forever.

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