There is no shortage of financial news and opinions as we live in the age of the 24 hour news cycle. Headlines and expert opinions seem to be around every corner when dealing with the stock market. Trying to keep up with all the swirling news can make ones head spin. Even though there may be some significant news mixed in, a lot of the headlines may not be worth paying much attention to. Figuring out what information is useful may take some time for the investor to figure out. Once the filter is in place, investors may find it much easier to focus on the important data. Making investment decisions solely based on news headlines may end up causing the portfolio to suffer down the line.
Investors tracking shares of Eaton Vance Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund (NYSE:EVT) will note that since the stock opened at 21.0939, shares have seen a change of 0.0661. During that period, the stock has touched a low of 21.07 and tipped a high of 21.16. Volume on the day is presently 58938.
Conducting technical analysis of the stock may include following the Keltner Channel indicator. A recent check shows the 20 day lower band at 20.8826 and the 20 day upper band at 21.174706 for Eaton Vance Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund (NYSE:EVT). During a clearly defined trend, a break above or below these levels may point to the underlying strength of the trend. A break above the upper band may signal continuing bullish trend strength, and a break below the lower band may signal continuing bearish trend strength.
The SMA or Simple Moving Average can be calculated for different time periods. The SMA helps smooth out volatility and makes it a bit less difficult to gauge the price trend of a stock. Let’s view some popular SMA levels below:
Simple Moving Average 20 day: 21.033655
Simple Moving Average 100 day: 20.62325
Simple Moving Average 10 day21.20051
Simple Moving Average 50 day: 20.590527
Simple Moving Average 30 day: 20.884104
Simple Moving Average 200 day: 21.99241
The 20 day Chaikin Money Flow indicator is currently 0.2775043. This indicator was developed by Marc Chaikin who observed that the pressures of buying and selling could be figured out by where a period finishes relative to the range of highs and lows.
High yielding stocks can be very tempting for investors. Trying to maximize the return on every dollar invested is a goal of many individuals. What investors have to remember is that the stocks that promise the highest return potential may also be some of the riskiest to own. Because past performance can’t guarantee future results, investors may need to do some extra research when adding high risk stocks to the portfolio. Most investors are always on the lookout to spot that next big stock winner before everyone else. Making sure that they are not adding too much extra risk when doing this may be the key to keeping the portfolio balanced.
Traders may use a variety of moving average indicators when examining a particular stock. Checking on some Exponential Moving Averages, we note that the 200 day is 21.580914, the 100 day is 20.924458, and the 50 day is 20.746552. Zooming in closer, we note that the 30 day EMA is 20.894247, the 20 day is 21.028654, and the 10 day is noted at 21.15126.
Investors will typically be keeping track of historical highs and lows for a particular stock that they are researching. Watching levels for Eaton Vance Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund (NYSE:EVT, we can see that the all time high is currently 30.78, and the all time low is 6.7. Let’s look at some alternate high/low price data:
Six month low: 17.45
Six month high: 24.91
One year low: 17.45
One year high: 24.91
Three month low: 17.45
Three month high: 23.36
One month low: 19.97
One month high: 21.38
Traders might be keeping tabs on the Hull Moving Average. The current HMA reading is 21.110737. Traders may use the HMA to help identify the prevalent market trend. This may also lend to spotting useful exit and entry points on the stock.
Stock market investing can sometimes become highly emotional. Being able to leave emotions out of the major investing decisions might be tricky, but it may end up being a portfolio savior down the road. Nobody wants to see a thoroughly researched stock pick underperform. Holding onto the hope that a certain stock has to bounce back may lead to later problems. Of course, it can be very hard for humans to admit when a mistake was made. Finding the ability to detach from a position can be tough. Humans make mistakes, but being able to learn from those mistakes moving forward can help with achieving long term success in the market.