EMA Under The Microscope For PowerShares 1-5 Year Laddered Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index ETF ($NYSE:PSB$):: 50 Day Now at 17.92285

When trading the stock market, investors constantly have to deal with volatility. There are many different reasons why markets may see increased volatility. Whether it is political change, economic events, or even natural disasters, there is always something brewing that has the ability to disrupt the market. When a big event happens, investors might be faced with challenges and be forced to react. Overreacting to market downturns may be common, but it may also hurt the health of the stock portfolio. When the stock market gets choppy and slides, investors may be tempted to quickly pull money out. Pulling out of positions based on specific events may be the right move sometimes, but investors may find that they missed out on gains that followed after a rebound. Staying disciplined and being prepared can help the investor ride out temporary market turbulence.

Traders may use a variety of moving average indicators when examining a particular stock. Checking on some Exponential Moving Averages for PowerShares 1-5 Year Laddered Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index ETF (NYSE:PSB), we note that the 200 day is 17.842918, the 100 day is 17.877047, and the 50 day is 17.92285. Zooming in closer, we note that the 30 day EMA is 17.942589, the 20 day is 17.948736, and the 10 day is noted at 17.94842.

Conducting technical analysis of the stock may include following the Keltner Channel indicator. A recent check shows the 20 day lower band at 17.931911 and the 20 day upper band at 17.96556 on shares of PowerShares 1-5 Year Laddered Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index ETF (NYSE:PSB). During a clearly defined trend, a break above or below these levels may point to the underlying strength of the trend. A break above the upper band may signal continuing bullish trend strength, and a break below the lower band may signal continuing bearish trend strength.

The 20 day Chaikin Money Flow indicator is currently -0.7010587. This indicator was developed by Marc Chaikin who observed that the pressures of buying and selling could be figured out by where a period finishes relative to the range of highs and lows. 

The SMA or Simple Moving Average can be calculated for different time periods. The SMA helps smooth out volatility and makes it a bit less difficult to gauge the price trend of a stock. Let’s view some popular SMA levels below:

Simple Moving Average 20 day: 17.9575
Simple Moving Average 100 day: 17.8622
Simple Moving Average 10 day17.949
Simple Moving Average 50 day: 17.9294
Simple Moving Average 30 day: 17.952667
Simple Moving Average 200 day: 17.78745

Investors will typically be keeping track of historical highs and lows for a particular stock that they are researching. Watching levels for PowerShares 1-5 Year Laddered Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index ETF (NYSE:PSB, we can see that the all time high is currently 21, and the all time low is 17.64. Let’s look at some alternate high/low price data:

Six month low: 17.64
Six month high: 17.99
One year low: 17.64
One year high: 18.11
Three month low: 17.65
Three month high: 17.99
One month low: 17.87
One month high: 17.99

Investors tracking shares of PowerShares 1-5 Year Laddered Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index ETF (NYSE:PSB) will note that since the stock opened at 17.95, shares have seen a change of -0.01. During that period, the stock has touched a low of 17.94 and tipped a high of 17.96. Volume on the day is presently 2700. 

Traders might be keeping tabs on the Hull Moving Average. The current HMA reading is 17.94463. Traders may use the HMA to help identify the prevalent market trend. This may also lend to spotting useful exit and entry points on the stock.

As any seasoned investor knows, markets can move up or down in the blink of an eye. Investors who attempt to beat the market without creating a plan may find themselves grasping at straws down the line. Building a plan that included the right level of risk may be different for every individual. Managing risk and staying on top of the stock portfolio can help investors ride out the storm when it eventually rolls in. Anybody who manages their own portfolio knows that it can be extremely challenging at times. Finding a consistent process that works when markets become volatile can be a big help to the investor. Controlling emotions and conducting the necessary research can help the investor make the difficult decisions when they crop up.