Put any stock on clean chart,(suggest SLR ), add the type of moving average and period and compare the results. i.e. 34ema, 34wma and 34sma. See which moving average fits the picture best.
I use 34wma on SLR.
I always use Fibonacci numbers so it will be 34 wma and 144 or 189sma for Sams suggestion.
Each stock has its own" DNA", so its up to you to use a period that gives the best picture.
I prefer 34wma and I use 13(bar) and 34(line) CCI to compliment this. But everbody to his own. With SLR you will notice how the price continually test the 34wma.
Eventually the price increases to Stage three as suggested by Sam.
With 34wma weekly chart or 144sma (daily)it broke out about 22 -23cents, retested the 34wma then moved up. My first trade was 36cents entry.(but thats another story).