I know there are many indicators out there, but I couldn't find one that let me edit the colors, values, and toggle the crossings. Maybe some of you will find usefulness in having some of these extra options too.
I use this occasionally on the Bitcoin 1 hour charts to see how the long-term trend is going.
Here are some ways to read lines:
Slope: A rising moving average generally reflects a rising trend, while a falling moving average points to a falling trend.
Crosses: Seeing when a slower moving average crosses over/under a faster moving average can be an indication of a trend. If a shorter moving average remains above the longer moving average after they cross, the uptrend is considered intact. The trend is seen as down when the shorter moving average is below the longer moving average.
I prefer the slope of the two since crosses can cause some false positives if you are relying on it for trades.
20 crossing with 50 shows a purple candle.
50 crossing with 200 shows an aqua candle.
100 crossing with 200 shows an orange candle.
Check out this video:
In true TradingView spirit, the author of this script has published it open-source, so traders can understand and verify it. Cheers to the author! You may use it for free, but reuse of this code in a publication is governed by House Rules. You can favorite it to use it on a chart.