# Trading Short-Term and Long-Term XAUUSD Price Period of Moving Average

A xauusd trader can choose to adjust the gold price periods used to calculate the moving average.

If a xauusd trader uses short gold price periods then the Moving Average will react faster to the changes in xauusd price.

For example if a xauusd trader uses the 7 day xauusd moving average then, the moving average indicator will react to the gold price change much faster than a 14 day or 21 day xauusd Moving Average would. However, using short time gold price periods to calculate the Moving Average might result in the indicator giving false xauusd signals (whipsaws).

**7 Day Moving Average - Moving Average XAUUSD Strategies**

If another trader uses longer time periods then the Moving Average will react to gold price changes much slower.

For example, if a xauusd trader uses the 14 day Moving Average then the average will be less prone to whipsaws but it will react much slower.

** 14 Day Moving Average - Moving Average XAUUSD Strategy Example**

** 21 Day Moving Average - Moving Average XAUUSD Strategies Example**