Technicals Swaying Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Index Fund ETF Shares $:VIG as Hull MA Touches 118.7974319

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Investors tracking shares of Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Index Fund ETF Shares (:VIG) will note that since the stock opened at 119.1136, shares have seen a change of 0.3364. During that period, the stock has touched a low of 119.09 and tipped a high of 119.62. Volume on the day is presently 350351. 

Conducting technical analysis of the stock may include following the Keltner Channel indicator. A recent check shows the 20 day lower band at 118.904314 and the 20 day upper band at 120.4056709 for Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Index Fund ETF Shares (:VIG). 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 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: 120.01942
Simple Moving Average 100 day: 118.047689
Simple Moving Average 10 day119.67578
Simple Moving Average 50 day: 118.995894
Simple Moving Average 30 day: 120.0228533
Simple Moving Average 200 day: 115.7283435

The 20 day Chaikin Money Flow indicator is currently -0.13775732. 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.

Individual investors often strive to create a solid strategy before trying to take on the market. 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. Some investors will try to follow strategies that have worked for others in the past. Sometimes this will work, and sometimes it will not. Markets and economic landscapes are constantly changing. 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.  

Traders may use a variety of moving average indicators when examining a particular stock. Checking on some Exponential Moving Averages, we note that the 200 day is 115.9611171, the 100 day is 118.0248138, and the 50 day is 119.0900656. Zooming in closer, we note that the 30 day EMA is 119.5216157, the 20 day is 119.6549924, and the 10 day is noted at 119.5252287.

Investors will typically be keeping track of historical highs and lows for a particular stock that they are researching. Watching levels for Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Index Fund ETF Shares (:VIG, we can see that the all time high is currently 121.213, and the all time low is 30.2901. Let’s look at some alternate high/low price data:

Six month low: 108.19
Six month high: 121.213
One year low: 91.6801
One year high: 121.213
Three month low: 112.32
Three month high: 121.213
One month low: 115.81
One month high: 121.213

Traders might be keeping tabs on the Hull Moving Average. The current HMA reading is 118.7974319. 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.

There is no shortage of financial news and opinions as we live in the age of the 24 hour news cycle. Headlines and expert opinions seem to be around every corner when dealing with the stock market. Trying to keep up with all the swirling news can make ones head spin. Even though there may be some significant news mixed in, a lot of the headlines may not be worth paying much attention to. Figuring out what information is useful may take some time for the investor to figure out. Once the filter is in place, investors may find it much easier to focus on the important data. Making investment decisions solely based on news headlines may end up causing the portfolio to suffer down the line. 

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