Occasionally, a certain stock may perform much higher than expectations, and it may become a much greater percentage of the portfolio. This is typically a good thing, but it may require some decisions on what to do with the portfolio allocations. If one stock is making up a high percentage of the total, it may create the risk of higher than normal average losses if the shares take an unforeseen dive lower. Even if the stock has the potential to go much higher, it can be tricky to know when to sell and find other stocks that might be a better value. Selling a winner might leave the average investor frustrated if the stock goes higher, but there may be nothing wrong with taking profits and not leaving gains on the table. As we move into the second half of the year, investors may want to compare first half gains with goals that were established at the beginning of the year. This may help narrow in on what needs to be done in order to stay in the green for the rest of the year and beyond. Setting portfolio goals may be a good way to stay the course when things get a little hairy in the markets.

Traders may be keeping a close eye on shares of Upland Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:UPLD). 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 41.59, we note that the stock has seen a move of 1.5667075 over the previous week. Looking back out over the last month, the stock has moved 1.3434294. Over the past three months, the stock has seen a change of 47.38899. 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 52.649006. Going back a full 52 weeks, the stock has seen a change of 45.73235 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 42.03, and the Ichimoku Cloud Base Line level is 41.295. Tracking some variations, the Ichimoku Lead 1 is presently 41.1825, and the Lead 2 level is 37.965.

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 for Upland Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:UPLD):

50 day EMA: 40.427208
100 day EMA: 38.055588
200 day EMA: 35.3818
10 day EMA: 41.65611
20 day EMA: 41.525944
30 day EMA: 41.280285

Investors tracking shares of Upland Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:UPLD) will note that the stock has seen a change of -0.35936752% since the open. Shares recently finished the previous session at 41.59. The one month high for the stock is currently standing at 43.73. The firm currently has a market capitalization of 899769700.

Switching the focus to the Awesome Oscillator, we see that the present reading is 0.2112647. 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.

Investors may be interested in the current Bull Bear Power reading on the stock which is currently at -0.18671526. Investors may also be looking at some historical volatility numbers. Volatility for the month is presently 3.719666. Looking back for the previous week, volatility is 3.3646753.

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:

Camarilla: 40.97
Classic: 40.97
Classic resistance 1: 42.48
Classic support 1: 39.36
Fibonacci: 40.97
Fibonacci support 1: 39.77816
Fibonacci support 2: 39.04184
Woodie: 41.005
Woodie support 1: 39.43
Woodie resistance 1: 42.55

When examining stocks, investors might be doing top down research. Top down analysis begins with looking at certain macro-economic factors. This may involve focusing in on the bigger picture and going all the way down to specific stocks. Starting at the top, investors may check on the global economic environment, overall market trends, and sector trends. Investors may choose to start doing research the other way around. This may involve first looking at the fundamentals for particular stocks in order to gauge the strength from a company standpoint. Many investors will scope out all the different investing aspects as to not leave any information uncovered.

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