Crunching the Numbers With Richard Suttmeier: Moving Averages & Stochastics
This table provides the technical status for the stocks profiled in today's report.
There are five columns with moving average titles: Five-Week Modified Moving Average; 21-Day Simple Moving Average; 50-Day Simple Moving Average; 200-Day Simple Moving Average; and the 200-Week Simple Moving Average.The column labeled 12x3x3 Weekly Slow Stochastics shows the pattern on each weekly chart with a reading of oversold, rising, overbought, declining or flat. Interpretations: Stocks below a moving average are listed in red. Five-Week Modified Moving Average (MMA) is one of two indicators that define whether a weekly chart profile is positive, neutral or negative. The other is the status of the 12x3x3 weekly slow stochastic. A stock with a positive technical rating is above its five-week MMA with rising or overbought stochastics. A stock with a negative technical rating is below its five-week MMA with declining or oversold stochastics. A stock with a neutral technical rating has a profile that is not positive or negative. The 200-Week Simple Moving Average (SMA) is considered a long-term technical support or resistance level and as a "reversion to the mean" over a rolling three- to five-year horizon. The 21-Day Simple Moving Average is a short-term technical support or resistance used by many hedge fund traders to adjust positions. A stock above its 21-day SMA will likely move higher over a rolling three- to five-day horizon and vice versa. Read More: Boeing Readies for Takeoff as Shares Appear to Hit Bottom The 50-Day Simple Moving Average is also a technical support or resistance used by many strategists and commentators in financial TV. The 200-Day Simple Moving Average is another technical support or resistance level, and I consider this level as a shorter-term "reversion to the mean" over a rolling six- to 12-month horizon.
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