Moving averages are technical trading tools for capturing trends in the stock market.
Moving averages are price action filters that can identify a trend by which side of a moving average price is trading on.
A vertical moving average can show that a chart is in a trend while a horizontal moving average can show that price action is going sideways in a trading range.
The slope of a moving average can visually show the magnitude of a trend direction.
Moving averages can act as key support or resistance levels in both trading ranges and trends.