Helix Resources Ltd (HLX.AX) have moved lower over the course of the past few months revealing negative downward momentum for the shares as they have dipped -18.18 over the past 13 weeks. In taking a look at more recent performance, we can see that shares have moved 8.00% over the past week, 35.00% over the past 4-weeks, -12.90% over the past half year and -28.95% over the past full year.
Stock market investing can be a wild ride. Following the market on a daily basis can be exiting, but it may also bring out strong emotions especially when hard earned money is on the line. Making impulsive stock picks based on day to day market fluctuations can cause second guessing and a lot of future portfolio damage. Investors who are able to create a specific plan and stick to that plan may find themselves in a much better position when the market becomes highly volatile. It can be very challenging to maintain discipline and focus with so much information being released every day. Highly publicized stocks can be a tempting choice as they tend to garner the most attention by media outlets and the investing community. Filtering through the endless sea of data can be exhausting, and investor’s who are able to see through the trees are typically better prepared to make those tough portfolio decisions.
Traders may be focusing on other technical indicators for stock assessment. Presently, Helix Resources Ltd (HLX.AX) has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of 152.56. The CCI technical indicator can be used to help determine if a stock is overbought or oversold. CCI may also be used to help discover divergences that could possibly signal reversal moves. A CCI closer to +100 may provide an overbought signal, and a CCI near -100 may offer an oversold signal. Investors may be watching other technical indicators such as the Williams Percent Range or Williams %R. The Williams %R is a momentum indicator that helps measure oversold and overbought levels. This indicator compares the closing price of a stock in relation to the highs and lows over a certain time period. A common look back period is 14 days. Helix Resources Ltd (HLX.AX)’s Williams %R presently stands at -12.50. The Williams %R oscillates in a range from 0 to -100. A reading between 0 and -20 would indicate an overbought situation. A reading from -80 to -100 would indicate an oversold situation.
Currently, the 14-day ADX for Helix Resources Ltd (HLX.AX) is sitting at 18.92. Generally speaking, an ADX value from 0-25 would indicate an absent or weak trend. A value of 25-50 would support a strong trend. A value of 50-75 would identify a very strong trend, and a value of 75-100 would lead to an extremely strong trend. ADX is used to gauge trend strength but not trend direction. Traders often add the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI) to identify the direction of a trend.
A widely used tool among technical stock analysts is the moving average. Moving averages are considered to be lagging indicators that simply take the average price of a stock over a certain period of time. Moving averages can be very helpful for spotting peaks and troughs. They may also be used to help the trader figure out reliable support and resistance levels for the stock. Currently, the 200-day MA is sitting at 0.03.
Investors have taken notice of Helix Resources Ltd (HLX.AX) shares. They may be keeping a close watch on certain stock levels. A popular indicator among technical analysts that can help to measure the strength of market momentum is the Average Directional Index or ADX.
At the time of writing, the 14-day ADX for Helix Resources Ltd (HLX.AX) is standing at 18.92. A reading under 20 would suggest no trend, and a reading from 20-25 would suggest that there is no clear trend signal while one greater than 25 would indicate a strong trend.
Relative Strength Spotlight
When looking at technical levels, traders should not overlook the RSI reading as it often can dictate if momentum has pushed past a key metric. 63.84, the 7-day stands at 77.22, and the 3-day is sitting at 91.87.
The Relative Strength Index (RSI) oscillates between 0 and 100. Generally, the RSI is considered to be oversold when it falls below 30 and overbought when it heads above 70.
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