Weighted Close

Weighted Close is similar to Typical Price - the only difference being that the weighted close, as the name implies, place greater weighting on closing price. Both indicators approximate the average price traded for a period and are used as filters in moving average systems.

Weighted Close is calculated as:       (High + Low + Close * 2 ) / 4

Weighted Close is featured in Steven Achelis' book, Technical Analysis A-Z.


Intel shown with     Weighted Close and     21 day exponential moving average.

Intel Weighted Close

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Using the Single Moving Average System:

Long signals [L] are generated when the weighted close crosses to above the moving average.

Short signals [S] occur when the weighted close crosses to below the moving average.

Observe how the weighted close filter eliminates a number of whipsaws (where price crosses the re-crosses the moving average).


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