Stock Tracker: Watching Volatility for American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE:AEL): Month Volatility at 2.318807

When it comes to securing profits in the stock market, investors may be trying to find a perfect system to help attain that goal. Dedicated investors may try strategies that have been passed on to them from other seasoned investors. Even after reading every piece of literature about investing, it might be hard to figure out which way is the best way to successfully conquer the market.  Studying up on company fundamentals and following technical stock levels can be a good place to start, but creating and implementing a plan can be difficult. As we all know, markets change over time. What drives a market during one point in time may not drive the market at a future date. Knowing what to look for when studying technical levels or fundamentals may help lead down the path to increased profits. Many investors will choose to study the indicators with the highest probability of forecasting future market action. 

Traders often use pivot point indicators when conducting technical stock analysis. Pivot points are commonly used to help identify trends of various time periods. Let’s check on some different one month pivot points on shares of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE:AEL):

Camarilla: 30.703333
Classic: 30.703333
Classic resistance 1: 31.436666
Classic support 1: 29.686666
Fibonacci: 30.703333
Fibonacci support 1: 30.034834
Fibonacci support 2: 29.621834
Woodie: 30.5875
Woodie support 1: 29.455
Woodie resistance 1: 31.205

Investors tracking shares of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE:AEL) will note that the stock has seen a change of 0.8769231% since the open. Shares recently finished the previous session at 32.785. The one month high for the stock is currently standing at 32.85. The firm currently has a market capitalization of 2961399600.

Switching the focus to the Awesome Oscillator, we see that the present reading is 0.7080441. Traders may be watching this oscillator to help identify a change in momentum. The AO can be a useful tool when trying to understand certain price movements.

Traders may be keeping a close eye on shares of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE:AEL). Looking at past price performance may help them gauge how the stock will react in the future. Keeping in mind the most recent close price of 32.785, we note that the stock has seen a move of 7.6897798 over the previous week. Looking back out over the last month, the stock has moved 7.0565176. Over the past three months, the stock has seen a change of -5.3710656. Investors may want to go back even further to see what has transpired over a longer period of time. Since the start of the calendar year, shares have changed 17.287045. Going back a full 52 weeks, the stock has seen a change of 4.1971383 over that period of time.

Technical stock analysts are always using every possible piece of information to help make the best possible trades. A popular flexible indicator is the Ichimoku Cloud. This indicator can help portray the momentum and trend direction of a stock. Ichimoku signals can help the trader find possible entry and exit points. Checking on some recent indicator levels, we note that the Ichimoku Could Conversion Line level is 31.62, and the Ichimoku Cloud Base Line level is 31.41. Tracking some variations, the Ichimoku Lead 1 is presently 30.4475, and the Lead 2 level is 28.32.

Investors may be interested in the current Bull Bear Power reading for American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE:AEL) which is currently at 2.1689541. Investors may also be looking at some historical volatility numbers. Volatility for the month is presently 2.318807. Looking back for the previous week, volatility is 2.1343353.

Traders may be looking at some EMA levels on company shares. The exponential moving average can be very useful when applied correctly. They tend to work well when markets are trending. Here’s a look at some popular EMA levels:

50 day EMA: 30.882164
100 day EMA: 30.858383
200 day EMA: 31.633999
10 day EMA: 31.709211
20 day EMA: 31.40416
30 day EMA: 31.192368

Investors may be taking a closer look stock market trends as we move into the second half of the year. Investors often have to grapple with the timing of selling a stock. After all the research is done and the portfolio is rounded out, the time will eventually come when decisions need to be made about whether to hold a winner or sell to lock up some profits. Often times, investors will hold on to a certain stock for much too long letting profits erode. Thinking that a hot stock will keep going higher and higher, may lead to lost profits further down the road. On the flip side, investors may become emotionally attached to a stock and not be able to part ways when the time has come. Avoiding the trap of waiting for a stock to bounce back and just break even can lead to the undoing of the portfolio. The belief that a particular stock will definitely come back to the buying level may leave investors out in the cold. Being able to keep the emotions in check and stay focused on the pertinent data, may help the stock portfolio thrive into the future.

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