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Double Exponential Smoothing In A Nutshell
Smoothing is a term used when we are trying to turn the data into smoother trends. If you note on some indicators, they move in a wild manner and are choppy. The ideal indicator moves smoothly, giving use a potentially more accurate reading. If you saw an RSI that moved quickly, it may deter you from using that tool because you may not have the ability to form an opinion quick enough. However, if you are day trading, you may decide the quick movements are what you need.
If you have not done so or are new to exponential smoothing, check out simple exponential smoothing. It will give you a better understanding of double exponential smoothing and what the differences may be between the two. One of the main differences between the two is that simple exponential smoothing tends to lack when the market is trending.
Closer Look at Double Exponential Smoothing
You can smooth any amount of data into double, triple, and so on. The equation that goes into the double exponential smoothing can be difficult and off putting. However, it is important to understand the basic information that is taken into account as you want to understand what makes it move. It may not be necessary to understand the full equation however unless you are building a proprietary instrument. MacroAxis offers many different tools and researching aids that you can narrow in on exactly what fits your needs best. Throw in numbers and begin testing out certain aspects.