Investors are constantly trying to make smart moves in the stock market. Taking stock of personal strengths and weaknesses can help the investor attack the market with heightened focus. Often times, individuals may fall into traps that could have been avoided. Coming up with a sound investment plan and setting realistic expectations may help the novice investor become better prepared and focused. Positive returns are attainable with the proper preparation and dedication. Investors working with a longer-term plan might be approaching the stock market from a completely different angle than a shorter-term trader. Investors who plan to be in the market for a long period of time may not be as concerned about the day to day fluctuations as short-term traders.
Scanning the levels on shares of PetroChina Company Limited (NYSE:PTR), investors might be seeing how close the current price is in relation to some historical high and low prices. Looking out over the previous 3 months, we note that the high/low is 75.0855/59.21. Over the past 1 month, the high/low is 65.18/61.445. Looking back over the last full-year, the high price is 85.02, and the low price sits at 59.21. For the last six months, the high was seen at 83.24, and the low was noted at 59.21.
Investors are often searching through all the numbers to help decide which stocks to purchase. Taking a closer look at shares of PetroChina Company Limited (NYSE:PTR), we see that the stock’s latest close price was 63.71. Tracking historical price information can help investors see the bigger picture when looking at a stock. Since the beginning of the year, shares have seen a change of 3.525589. Over the last full year, shares have moved -6.211363. Bringing the focus in, the stock has changed -14.181818 over the past three months, 2.0336268 over the last month, and 0.031397175 over the last week. Traders will be closely watching to see what happens to the stock price over the next couple of sessions.
Traders have the ability to use many different indicators when studying stocks. The Ichimoku Cloud is a highly popular indicator that helps display support and resistance. Looking at some Ichimoku levels, we note that the Ichimoku Cloud Base Line level is 63.575. The Ichimoku Could Conversion Line reading is 63.075. From another angle, the Ichimoku Lead 1 is presently 63.62, and the Lead 2 level is 63.475.
Traders often use pivot point analysis to calculate proper support and resistance levels. Pivot points can be used as markers for traders to identify entry and exit positions. We can now take a look at some one month pivot points:
Fibonacci support 1: 62.855175
Fibonacci support 2: 62.411495
Woodie support 1: 61.71
Woodie resistance 1: 63.59
Classic resistance 1: 64.43667
Classic support 1: 62.556667
Looking at the stock’s volatility, we note that the current reading is 2.136076. High volatility may show how the stock’s value can possibly be spread out over a larger range of values. Lower volatility points to the fact that a stock tends to be steadier. Weekly stock volatility clocks in at 1.6017632 while volatility for the month comes in at 1.4375494. The current Bull Bear Power reading for the stock is 0.62295574.
The Donchian Channels indicator can be used to figure out if a market is overbought or oversold. A price breakthrough of either the upper or lower band may signal these conditions. The current reading for the 20 day lower band is 62.13. The current reading for the 20 day upper band is 65.02.
Technical analysts will note that the Awesome Oscillator reading is presently -0.46211764 on shares of PetroChina Company Limited (NYSE:PTR). This oscillator may fluctuate above and below a zero line and can be used to create a wide variety of trading signals.
A highly common way to study stocks is through fundamental analysis. Investors examining the fundamentals may be analyzing the underlying factors that can affect the performance of a particular company. When focusing in on a specific company, investors will look at company management, financial information, business prospects, and industry competition. The goal of digging into the numbers is often times a way to calculate the current value of a company and try to gauge the value into the future. Zooming in on the vital statistics of a company can help provide a glimpse of the company’s overall health.