There are various types of investment philosophies that investors may choose to follow when approaching the stock market. Value investing involves searching for undervalued or bargain stocks that may eventually offer solid returns. Growth investors often buy companies that have highly promising growth potential. Some investors will choose to invest with a contrarian approach. This entails making investment decisions that are opposite of what the majority are doing, such as buying when everyone else is selling and vice-versa. Socially responsible investors may be searching for companies that subscribe to a high level of ethical or moral standards.
Taking a look at some historical highs and lows for iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT), we see that the all time high is currently 118.75, and the all time low is 7. Investors often pay added attention to a stock when it is nearing a historical high point or low point. For the last year, the high price is 118.75, and the low price stands at 55.77. For the last six months, the high was seen at 118.75, and the low was tracked at 73.0112. If we move in closer, the three month high/low is 108.2/73.0112, and the one month high/low is 108.2/83.29.
Traders following the stock may be watching SMA or Simple Moving Average Levels. Many traders will be watching out for when the shorter-term averages cross above the longer-term averages as this may point to the start of an uptrend. Let’s look at the following SMA readings:
SMA 50 day: 89.06684
SMA 30 day: 90.63565
SMA 200 day: 91.77838
SMA 20 day: 93.06425
SMA 100 day: 87.74332
SMA 10 day97.4395
Traders following the Chaikin Money Flow indicator will note that the current 20 day reading is 0.001476546. The CMF value will fluctuate between 1 and -1. In general, a value closer to 1 would indicate higher buying pressure. A value closer to -1 would represent higher selling pressure.
Technical analysis on the stock may include following the Keltner Channels indicator. Currently, the 20 day upper band is 98.77509. The 20 day lower band is noted at 91.44864. The KC indicator is considered a lagging indicator. Traders may use the values to help spot overbought and oversold conditions.
Traders have the ability to use a wide range of indicators when studying stocks. Each trader will typically find a few indicators that they heavily rely on. The Ichimoku Cloud indicator works to identify trend direction, gauge momentum, and identify trading opportunities based on crossovers. We can view some Ichimoku indicator levels below:
Ichimoku Lead 1: 86.285
Ichimoku Lead 2: 81.9206
Ichimoku Cloud Base Line: 95.745
Ichimoku Cloud Conversion Line: 98.305
When it comes to investing, overconfidence can be detrimental to securing profits in the stock market. When investors have some early short-term wins, this may lead them to believe that it is their skill and superior knowledge that produced the winners. All though this may occasionally be the case, investors may quickly realize that it is very hard to consistently produce winning results. Sometimes a few wins can lead the investor to believe that they can make any trade work. This may create a situation where the individual gets in much deeper than they should have. Conducting the proper stock research before any trade can help the investor make sure that they are getting into a position for the right reasons.