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Tracking Shares of Vanguard SP 500 Index ETF — Market Focus

Most signs seem to be pointing in the right direction as investors keep concentrating on superior returns from the stock market. With the recent trend resulting in a series of new all-time record highs, investors will have to put the pieces together to try and gauge how long the second longest bull market in history will continue. In fast paced markets, indecision can have a drastic impact. Many investors may be crafting plans for when the good times inevitably come to an end. Managing confidence in the markets may play a pivotal role when making tough investing decisions.

Checking in on some other technical levels, the 14-day RSI is now at 32.46, the 7-day stands at 28.95, and the 3-day is sitting at 19.64. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a momentum oscillator that measures the speed and change of stock price movements. An RSI reading over 70 would be considered overbought, and a reading under 30 would indicate oversold conditions. Chart analysts may also use the indicator to project possible price reversals and to define trends. Normal oscillations tend to stay in the range of -100 to +100. A reading under 20 would suggest no trend, and a reading from 20-25 would suggest that there is no clear trend signal. A CCI reading of +100 may represent overbought conditions, while readings near -100 may indicate oversold territory.

Smallcap Value ETF Vanguard (VBR) presently has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of -95.20. Investors may find it really hard to sell an underperforming stock when they still believe that it will turn around and move to profit.

Viking Theraptcs Wts's Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R now sits at -50.25. In general, an ADX value from 0-25 would indicate an absent or weak trend. The ADX was created by J. Welles Wilder to help determine how strong a trend is. The ADX alone measures trend strength but not direction.

Investors may be studying other technical indicators like the Williams Percent Range or Williams %R. The Williams %R indicator helps show the relative situation of the current price close to the period being observed. Moving averages are considered to be lagging indicators that simply take the average price of a stock over a certain period of time. A common look back period is 14 days.

Long Term Bond Index ETF Vanguard's Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R now sits at -89.10. A reading between 0 and -20 would point to an overbought situation. Many consider the equity oversold if the reading is below -80 and overbought if the indicator is between 0 and -20.

Taking a peek at some Moving Averages, the 200-day is at 31.48, and the 50-day is 32.77. Using a bigger time frame to assess the moving average such as the 200-day, may help block out the noise and chaos that is often caused by daily price fluctuations. They may also be used to assist the trader figure out proper support and resistance levels for the stock. An increasing Force Index is indicative of strong interest in the direction of the price move while a decreasing Force Index suggests that price is moving counter to the major trend. 2,156,495 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,115,896. On the other side, a stock may be considered to be in a downtrend if trading below the moving average and sloping downward.



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