Traders might be paying extra attention to the technicals as they look to spot buying opportunities in the stock market. Because there are so many different strategies that traders can use, it may be difficult to pinpoint the correct avenue. New traders might choose to focus on one or two main indicators when just starting out. With time and experience, many traders will use a combination of various indicators when setting up their persona charts. It may be wise for traders to remember that what has worked for someone else in the past may not work for them in the future.
Watching volatility readings, we can see the current value for Sierra Oncology, Inc. (:SRRA) is 4.0268455. Volatility for the week stands at 7.1267757, and the monthly reading is 6.985662. Volatility involves the amount of risk in relation to the amount of change in a stock’s value. Tracking the Bull Bear Power, we note that the stock is presently -0.13151816.
Shares of Sierra Oncology, Inc. (:SRRA) ended last session at 1.519. Following today’s trade, we note that the stock has moved -0.6540222% since the opening bell. The company has a current market cap of 113036264. The stock’s high price over the last month is presently 1.92.
Checking in on the Awesome Oscillator, we see that the reading is -0.10602824. Traders may follow this oscillator to measure market momentum. Created by Bill Williams, the Awesome Oscillator calculates the difference of the 5 period and 34 period SMA.
Donchian Channels may be useful for technical traders. The primary function of the indicator is to measure volatility. The bands will widen when volatility is high, and they will become narrow with low volatility. The 20 day upper band level is 1.92. For the same period, the lower band level is 1.49.
Trading on volume of 79567, Sierra Oncology, Inc. (:SRRA) has seen a change from the open of -0.011 since the stock opened at 1.53. Monitoring today’s activity, the stock has hit a high point of 1.53 and slipped to a low of 1.4991.
The 20 day Keltner Channels upper envelope is 1.6727234. The 20 day Keltner Channels lower envelope is 1.5284609. The Keltner Channels indicator was introduced by Chester Keltner in his book How to Make Money in Commodities. Keltner’s ideas have since been expanded upon and are widely used by technical traders.
Following the Chaikin Money Flow indicator, we note that the current 20 day value is -0.26191214. Traders will watch to see if the indicator can help confirm an ongoing trend. In the midst of a bullish trend, the CMF value staying above zero may point to continuous buying pressure and the possibility of a sustained rise in price. In the midst of a bearish trend, the CMF value staying below zero may show continuous selling pressure and the possibility of continued price decline.
Scanning the equity market, we note that the stock’s current Oscillator Rating is showing “Neutral”. Traders will take note of many different factors when examining a stock’s health. Flipping over to the Moving Average Rating, we see that the current sentiment is pointing to a “Strong Sell”.
Often times, investors are faced with challenging portfolio decisions. Maybe there are a few stocks that have outperformed expectations by a large margin. Investors may be hesitant to exit a position with the fear that the stock may have much more room to run. Investors may have to decide if the time is right to cash in and take some profits, or hold out for further gains. On the other end, investors may have a few duds in the portfolio. Cutting ties with certain underperformers can be a tough decision. It may be hard for an investor to sell a position that they thought for sure was going to pan out and provide gains. Being able to detach from a certain position may help ease the possibility of even more frustration later down the line if the stock doesn’t bounce back.