# displaced moving average meaning

- [Finance]

A moving average that has been adjusted forward or back in time in order to forecast trends. Displaced moving averages are constructed by taking the moving average and shifting it by a number of intervals, either positive or negative. If the number is negative, the displaced moving average will lag the original moving average, and if the number is positive the displaced moving average will lead the original moving average.

- The "'detrended price oscillator "'( "'DPO "') is an indicator in technical analysis that attempts to eliminate the long-term trends in prices by using a
*displaced moving average* so it does not react to the most current price action.