**Triangular Moving Average**

It's definition is fairly simple and one can be (among other places) be found here : Triangular Moving Average -

Description of the Triangular Moving Average (TMA) . Here is how a normal triangular moving average looks like on a chart :Now, at some stage of TA development people like Hurst and Brian Millard were thinking how can that be made better (since obviously there is a lag in the data that TMA is calculating - the most significant price in calculation is in the middle if the length so it is a half way from the current price, current price has less weight in that calculation) and they came to an idea that was already used in some other indicators : to "center" it.

Now centering is simply shifting values to the left on the chart by half length bars and after doing that it looks like this : As it is obvious, by shifting it to the left, it fits perfectly the data but it starts lacking data from the right. And then comes in the centered version of triangular moving average ...

**Does TMA repaint?**

No, but the

**"Centered" TMA (in any version) will always REPAINT**(see the post below).