There are many factors that can affect the health of a company. This is one reason why stock trading can be extremely difficult at times. Because there are always so many things to take into consideration, it may be next to impossible to create a formula that will continually beat the market. Even after all the data has been scrutinized and the numbers have been crunched, the investor still has to make sense of the information and figure out what to do with it. Knowing how to use the information about publically traded companies can end up being the difference between handsome gains and devastating losses. 

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 on shares of FlexShares iBoxx 5-Year Target Duration TIPS Index Fund (:TDTF):

10 day Exponential Moving Average: 25.53725747
20 day Exponential Moving Average: 25.61205004
30 day Exponential Moving Average: 25.64058295
50 day Exponential Moving Average: 25.64175855
100 day Exponential Moving Average: 25.56215645
200 day Exponential Moving Average: 25.35596264

Following trading action on shares of FlexShares iBoxx 5-Year Target Duration TIPS Index Fund (:TDTF), we see that the stock has moved -0.0716 since the opening price of 25.4556. So far, the stock has reached a high of 25.4556 and dipped to a low of 25.384. The consensus rating on the stock is currently Sell, and today’s volume has been measured around 46869.

Tracking some stock ratings, we can see that the stock’s Moving Average Rating is currently pointing to a “Strong Sell”. 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 “Sell”.

Traders will take note of the 20 day Chaikin Money Flow indicator that is now at -0.32728917. 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.

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, we see that the Woodie pivot is currently at 25.7035. The Woodie support 1 pivot is 25.567, and the Woodie resistance 1 pivot is 25.727. The Camarilla one month pivot is presently 25.75. The one month Classic pivot is 25.75 and the Classic resistance 1 is 25.82 while the Classic support 1 pivot is measured at 25.66.

The Awesome Oscillator reading is currently -0.20978882 for on shares of FlexShares iBoxx 5-Year Target Duration TIPS Index Fund (:TDTF). 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.

Taking a look at the Donchian Channels indicator, we note that the 20 day lower band is 25.384. The 20 day upper band is 25.865. This indicator was created by Richard Donchian, and traders follow these channels to help identify potential trading signals.

There are many factors that can affect the health of a company. This is one reason why stock trading can be extremely difficult at times. Because there are always so many things to take into consideration, it may be next to impossible to create a formula that will continually beat the market. Even after all the data has been scrutinized and the numbers have been crunched, the investor still has to make sense of the information and figure out what to do with it. Knowing how to use the information about publically traded companies can end up being the difference between handsome gains and devastating losses.