Investors often have to make decisions on what to do with stocks that have unperformed. Maybe things didnâ€™t pan out the right way, even after combing through the numbers. Sometimes it may be difficult to let go of a stock that isnâ€™t up to par. Knowing when to cut a loser from the portfolio can be a useful skill for the individual investor. On the flip side, investors may have to decide whether to sell a winner. There may be occasions when a stock goes through the roof without any notice. The tricky part may be figuring out whether to cash in, or keep riding the wave. Heading into the next few quarters, investors will be trying to make sure they have all the bases covered.Â
The 20 day Chaikin Money Flow indicator for China Life Insurance Company Limited (NYSE:LFC)Â is currently -0.18188006. 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.
Traders may use a variety of moving average indicators when examining a particular stock. Checking on some Exponential Moving Averages for China Life Insurance Company Limited (NYSE:LFC), we note that the 200 day is 11.163201, the 100 day is 10.669984, and the 50 day is 10.519268. Zooming in closer, we note that the 30 day EMA is 10.474205, the 20 day is 10.444056, and the 10 day is noted at 10.406786.
Conducting technical analysis of the stock may include following the Keltner Channel indicator. A recent check shows the 20 day lower band at 10.279995 and the 20 day upper band at 10.608116. 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.
Investors tracking shares of China Life Insurance Company Limited (NYSE:LFC) will note that since the stock opened at 10.34, shares have seen a change of 0.17. During that period, the stock has touched a low of 10.335 and tipped a high of 10.51. Volume on the day is presently 360367.Â
Investors will typically be keeping track of historical highs and lows for a particular stock that they are researching. Watching levels for China Life Insurance Company Limited (NYSE:LFC, we can see that the all time high is currently 35.583298, and the all time low is 2.3613107. Letâ€™s look at some alternate high/low price data:
Six month low: 9.855
Six month high: 13.03
One year low: 9.855
One year high: 17.32
Three month low: 9.855
Three month high: 11.5
One month low: 10.11
One month high: 11.24
Traders might be keeping tabs on the Hull Moving Average. The current HMA reading is 10.338971. 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.
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. Letâ€™s view some popular SMA levels below:
Simple Moving Average 20 day: 10.45306
Simple Moving Average 100 day: 10.592795
Simple Moving Average 10 day10.40412
Simple Moving Average 50 day: 10.558602
Simple Moving Average 30 day: 10.49824
Simple Moving Average 200 day: 11.003874
Investors may be looking for solid stocks to add to the portfolio. Sometimes, investors may choose to go against the grain and try something that nobody else is doing. This typically comes with plenty of time and research examining those appealing stocks. Digging into the fundamentals as well as tracking technical levels can help separate the winners from the losers. Investors who are able to keep the required temperament may be able to cope with market volatility and get positioned to take advantage of any opportunity that presents itself.Â