In this article I will explain step by step how to use the template.

1. Enter a baseline stock

To ensure that we obtain the correct holidays in the stock exchange, please enter a stock that belongs to the exchange that you will be interested in tracking.

2. Enter Simple Moving Average (SMA) Periods to track.

The template can handle 3 different SMA periods/lengths.


In the example above, I have entered 20, 50 and 200.

3. You can also change the timeframe between Daily or Weekly.

4. Enter stocks to track in the table

For example, for entering Microsoft stock, I will type in NASDAQ:MSFT and then press Enter. 

If Google Sheets does not automatically recognize as Stocks data type, please check for the same in the Google Finance page:

Once you enter the stock symbol, all the calculations will automatically update. 

You can enter up to 500 stocks. 

5. View Results

The three SMAs, their Signals and an overall SMA Rating are automatically calculated.

Signal Logic: If SMA > price, then SELL. If SMA < price then BUY.

Rating Logic: Average of 3 SMA Signals; SELL signal is given -1 and BUY signal is given +1 value. 

Filter to see specific Rating (Sell, Strong Sell, Buy, Strong Buy, Neutral)


Customize the Conditional formatting rule

We also have a column at the end that you can customize to pull from a list of attributes/properties of the stock.

In this case, we have chosen the 52 week high for the stocks.