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Technicals in Focus For S&P World Ex-US SPDR (GWL)

The NYSE listed company saw a recent bid of $55.105 on 6128428 volume. Investors often look to pounce on any opportunity in the stock market. Tracking this signal, traders may be looking for signs of a possible bullish trend developing. A company that fails to meet projections may see large price swings following the report. When the RSI line moves up, the stock may be experiencing strength.

S&P 500 Healthcare Sector SPDR (XLV) now has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of -64.18. Moving averages have the ability to be used as a powerful indicator for technical stock analysis. RSI measures the magnitude and velocity of directional price movements. The RSI was developed by J. Welles Wilder. Wilder has developed multiple indicators that are still quite popular in today's investing landscape. SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust has a fifty-two week low of $208.38 and a fifty-two week high of $258.50. The 14-day ADX for S&P World Ex-US SPDR (GWL) presently sits at 27.45. Many technical chart analysts believe that an ADX value over 25 would suggest a strong trend. A value of 25-50 would support a strong trend. The ADX is typically used along with the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI) which point to the direction of the trend. The RSI, or Relative Strength Index is a popular oscillating indicator among traders and investors. Different time periods may be used when using the RSI indicator. Normal oscillations tend to stay in the range of -100 to +100. As a general rule, an RSI reading over 70 would signal overbought conditions. A CCI reading above +100 would imply that the stock is overbought and possibly ready for a correction. A reading under 30 may indicate that the stock is oversold, and possibly undervalued.

Shifting gears to the Relative Strength Index, the 14-day RSI is now sitting at 71.21, the 7-day is 78.87, and the 3-day is now at 88.13 for S&P Smallcap Intl SPDR (GWX). S&P 500 Telecom Sector SPDR (XTL) presently has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of -253.45. As a momentum indicator, the Williams R% may be used with other technicals to help define a specific trend. They may also be used to help the trader figure out reliable support and resistance levels for the stock. A reading between -80 to -100 may be typically viewed as strong oversold territory. Moving averages can be very useful for identifying peaks and troughs.

Investors and Traders using technical analysis to review stocks may be focusing on the ATR or Average True Range. The indicator is computed by using the average losses and gains of a stock over a certain time period.

Checking in on moving averages, the 200-day is at 39.24, the 50-day is 40.58, and the 7-day is sitting at 40.32. The 50-day is 69.44, and the 7-day is sitting at 68.10. Setting up realistic, attainable goals, may be a good place for the amateur to start. There are many different approaches that the investor can take when getting into the stock market. Sometimes this will work, and sometimes it will not. The selection universe for the S&P SmallCap 600 Index includes all the United States common equities listed on the New York Stock Exchange, National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation (NASDAQ) Global Select Market, NASDAQ Select Market and NASDAQ Capital Market with market capitalizations between $250 million and $1.2 billion. A strategy that worked yesterday may not work again tomorrow. Investors who put in the time to do the necessary homework may find themselves much better off when the market decides to rear its ugly head at some point down the road.



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