I'm reading on Investopedia that one should buy a stock if short term moving average is ABOVE the long term moving average, since this "indicates an upward trend".
However, this is not intuitive to me. Wouldn't it be more beneficial to buy when the opposite is true? I.e when the short term trend is below the long term trend, since you can expect the market to correct itself and there make a profit.
It's obviously a matter of personal preference, but the latter makes more sense to me. What's the general consensus?