Investors have many things to keep an eye on when trading the equity market. Riding through the ups and downs that come with market volatility may take some getting used to for beginners. Even if the investor does all the proper research and stock homework, things may not go as planned. One of the more important aspects of securing long-term success in the markets is learning how to execute a well-planned strategy all the way through to completion. Finding that right stocks to add to the portfolio may take some time and effort, but it can be accomplished. Deciding on the proper time to sell can be the trickiest part. Many investors will have the tendency to panic when markets are suffering. Although market panic may be fairly normal, it can have longer lasting adverse effects on the stock portfolio.
Tracking some stock ratings, we can see that the stock’s Moving Average Rating is currently pointing to a “Strong Buy” for BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK). Traders may be monitoring many different indicators in order to get a grasp of where the stock may be moving in the near future. Taking a look at the Oscillators rating, we note that the reading is pointing to a “Neutral”.
Following trading action on shares of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), we see that the stock has moved 0.98 since the opening price of 441.87. So far, the stock has reached a high of 442.85 and dipped to a low of 441.53. The consensus rating on the stock is currently Buy, and today’s volume has been measured around 2200.
Technical traders have many tools at their disposal when conducting stock research. One of those tools is the Exponential Moving Average or EMA. The EMA is similar to the simple moving average, but more weight is put on the newest data. Let’s look at some different EMA levels:
10 day Exponential Moving Average: 441.3162
20 day Exponential Moving Average: 438.4063
30 day Exponential Moving Average: 436.3437
50 day Exponential Moving Average: 433.67267
100 day Exponential Moving Average: 428.4623
200 day Exponential Moving Average: 427.666
Taking a look at the Donchian Channels indicator, we note that the 20 day lower band is 420.68. The 20 day upper band is 446.45. This indicator was created by Richard Donchian, and traders follow these channels to help identify potential trading signals.
Traders will take note of the 20 day Chaikin Money Flow indicator that is now at 0.082718685. The value of this indicator will fluctuate between 1 and -1. Traders may be watching when the CMF crosses zero. This cross might point to a bullish or bearish price reversal depending on which way it is moving crossing the zero line.
The Awesome Oscillator reading is currently 9.473103. Technical traders will watch the AO especially when it crosses above or below the zero line. A move above the line may signal a bullish scenario. A move below the zero line may indicate a bearish selling opportunity. The AO may prove to be a valuable tool for many momentum traders.
There are a number of different pivot points that traders can use when conducting stock analysis. Pivot points can be useful for traders looking to establish trading entry and exit points. Focusing on some popular one month pivots for BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), we see that the Woodie pivot is currently at 441.1475. The Woodie support 1 pivot is 435.845, and the Woodie resistance 1 pivot is 450.755. The Camarilla one month pivot is presently 441.02335. The one month Classic pivot is 441.02335 and the Classic resistance 1 is 450.50665 while the Classic support 1 pivot is measured at 435.59668.
When it comes to investing in the stock market, there are many different styles and strategies that can be used. Some investors will want to do all the work themselves to try to adopt a specific plan all their own. Others will attempt to replicate strategies that have worked for others in the past. Of course, there is no sure bet strategy that will produce instant investing success. Taking the time to study all the different investing methods may be useful for some, but not as helpful for others. What worked in the past may not work again in the future. Investors will often need to decide how much risk they are willing to take on when investing in stocks. Once the risk appetite is figured out, they may want to decide how much and how aggressive they want to invest.