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The most important assumption about time series and econometrics data is stationarity. Therefore, this study focuses on behaviors of some parameters in stationarity of autoregressive (AR) and moving average (MA) models. Simulation studies were conducted using R statistical software to investigate the parameter values at different orders (p) of AR and (q) of MA models, and different sample sizes. The stationary status of the p and q are, respectively, determined, parameters such as mean, variance, autocorrelation function (ACF), and partial autocorrelation function (PACF) were determined. The study concluded that the absolute values of ACF and PACF of AR and MA models increase as the parameter values increase but decrease with increase of their orders which as a result, tends to zero at higher lag orders. This is clearly observed in large sample size (n = 300). However, their values decline as sample size increases when compared by orders across the sample sizes. Furthermore, it was observed that the means values of the AR and MA models of first order increased with increased in parameter but decreased when sample sizes were decreased, which tend to zero at large sample sizes, so also the variances.