Stock market investors may be well aware of how turbulent the investing climate can be. Markets might be surging to new highs leaving the average investor to wonder what will happen next. When everything is going higher in the stock market, it may seem as though every pick is going to be a winner. Conversely, when things are going down, investors may be cursing the day they ever entered the markets. These ups and downs are a normal part of investing in the stock market. Having a well thought out investing plan may help ease the burden of day to day volatility. Many successful investors and traders will preach the wonders of sticking to an outlined plan. It may take some time to actually realize how well the plan is working. If after some time the results continue to be sub-par, then it may be time to devise a different plan.
Traders using technical analysis may be employing moving average indicators to assist with gauging a certain market move or to indicate its strength. Many traders will rely on the EMA or Exponential Moving Average to accomplish this. Checking on some recent levels for Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPO), we can see that the 10 day EMA is 50.53224, the 20 day is 50.85443, and the 30 day is 51.008152. Pulling back a bit, we note that the 100 day EMA is 51.01978, the 50 day is 51.06364, and the 200 day EMA is 50.297207.
A good way for investors to understand stock price movements is to look at how it has performed at various intervals in the past. Tracking shares of Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPO), we see that the most recent close price was 50.27
Prior week: -2.6341274
Prior month: 1.0858637
Last 6 months:-2.1984437
Last 3 months: -4.5204177
After a recent check, we see that the Bull Bear Power reading is -0.9231427. Moving to some volatility readings, we see that the current value is 2.40113. Looking out for the week, volatility is 2.3382246. For the previous month, volatility is at 2.7005923. Investors often track volatility across sectors to compare with the overall volatility in the market.
Traders use pivot point analysis to help determine key levels where a stock price may react. Tracking these turn around levels may help the trader while attempting stock analysis. Looking at some current one month pivots, we note that the Fibonacci pivot is 50.703335 while the Fibonacci support 1 pivot is 49.973713, and the Fibonacci support 2 is 49.522953. Checking on the one month Woodie pivot, we note the level at 50.8225. The Woodie support 1 pivot is 49.795, and the Woodie resistance 1 pivot is 51.705.
Following recent trading activity, we note that Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPO) has seen a move of 0.059713375% since the open. The prior close was 50.27 and the one month high price is currently 54.18.
Shifting the technical focus to Keltner Channels, we see that the 20 day upper envelope is 51.756863. The 20 day lower envelope is currently 49.952003. Traders may be watching for a breakthrough of the higher or lower Keltner bands.
As investors gear up for the stretch run towards the end of the year, the focus will be on which way stock market momentum seems to be shifting. Investors may be taking note of various economic reports and keeping a close eye on global political news. There are many factors that can affect the price of a stock. Tracking the markets from different angles may help to put together the bigger investing picture. Investors may be wondering if they have missed the boat as stocks have cooled off a bit recently. It may be wise to remember that there are always plenty of market opportunities to take advantage of. Diving into the fray may not be necessary until all the boxes are ticked off on the investor’s checklist.
Investors might be looking around every corner when analyzing shares of Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPO). Many investors will closely track a stock when it nears a major historical high or low point. Let’s take a quick peek at some major historical highs and lows for the stock:
All time high: 54.575
All time low: 0.484375
52 week high: 54.575
52 week low: 34.9
6 month high: 54.575
6 month low: 44.44
3 month high: 54.575
3 month low: 44.44
One month high: 54.18
One month low: 49.28