Although the investing process is fairly straightforward, securing consistent returns in the stock market is not easy. Throwing hard earned money at un-researched investments can eventually lead the investor down the road to ruin. Every individual investor may have different goals when starting out. Aligning these goals with a specific plan can create a solid foundation for the future. Nobody can predict what the future will hold, but being aware of market conditions can be a great asset when attempting to navigate the terrain while mitigating risk. Once the vision of the individual investor is clear, the road to sustaining profits may be much easier to travel.
Investors often track volatility data while studying potential stocks. Currently, Vanguard S&P 500 Growth Index Fund ETF Shares (:VOOG)’s volatility reading is standing at 1.34890402. In general, the higher the volatility, the riskier the stock. Looking out over the past week, volatility is noted at 1.2953646. For the last month, volatility is at 0.77659215. Tracking the Bull Bear Power indicator, the value is currently -5.00885848.
Technical investors and traders often look to create winning charts with previously successful indicators. Figuring out the best indicators to follow may take some time and effort. Many traders will find a perfect combination of technicals that they depend on to enter or exit trades. Taking a look at some Ichimoku indicator information, we see that the Ichimoku Cloud Base Line level is 163.23215. The Ichimoku Could Conversion Line reading is 163.0175. From another angle, the Ichimoku Lead 1 is presently 164.10495, and the Lead 2 level is 162.11995.
The Simple Moving Average or SMA is an unweighted MA. At the end of every session, the oldest data point drops off, and the newest is added. Focusing on some popular SMA levels for Vanguard S&P 500 Growth Index Fund ETF Shares (:VOOG), we note that the 200 day is 158.8387205, the 100 day is noted at 160.98338, and the 50 day clocks in at 164.079968. Looking at some other SMA levels, we see that the 10 day is 163.7271, the 20 day is 164.35715, and the 30 day is 164.47424.
Traders employing technical analysis will note that the Chaikin Money Flow 20 day indicator is -0.18099919. This indicator measures money flow volume during a specified period. The value will stay between 1 and -1 and it can be used to gauge changes is selling and buying pressure.
Traders have many tools that they can use when surveying a particular stock. Watching the Moving Average Rating, we can see that the indicator is currently pointing to a “Sell”. Looking at the Oscillator Rating, we can see that the current reading is a “Sell”. Investors will be closely watching stock action over the next few sessions to see how the stock performs.
The stock’s Hull Moving Average is currently 160.579237. Developed by Alan Hull, this fast and smooth moving average helps eliminate lag and improve smoothing. Typically, if the HMA is going higher, the trend is rising. On the other end, a falling HMA may point to a declining trend.
Looking closer at shares of Vanguard S&P 500 Growth Index Fund ETF Shares (:VOOG), investors will be watching the stock to see how it performs over the next couple of sessions. Investors often like to track historical highs and lows over certain periods in order to help with stock analysis. We can now take a brief look at some historical highs and lows for the stock:
All time low: 50.75999
All time high: 166.3343
3 month low: 149.75
3 month high: 166.3343
1 month low: 160.13
1 month high: 166.3343
6 month low: 144.27
6 month high: 166.3343
1 year low: 125.87
1 year high: 166.3343
As company earnings reports continue to roll in, investors will be watching to see which companies hit their numbers for the last reporting period. Investors will also be watching which sectors are reporting the best earnings numbers. A positive overall earnings season could mean that the stock market could keep climbing. Many investors may be cautious with the market trading at current levels. Even though the gloom and doom prognosticators are out in full force, investors have to do the research and decide for themselves which way they believe the market will move in the next couple of months.
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