Ishares Core CDN Universe Bond ETF (XBB.TO) shares are being closely watched by investors as the Twiggs Money Flow indicator has dipped below the zero line.  This typically indicates that further downward pressure is ahead for the shares.

Twiggs Money Flow indicator was developed by Colin Twiggs to improve the Chaikin Money Flow (CMF) indicator. The main idea behind the TMF indicator is to evaluate volume (money flow) as bullish or as bearish based on a close price location. Chaikin Money Flow uses CLV (Close Location Value) to do it. Twiggs Money Flow, on the other hand, uses TR (True Range). Another main difference is that CMF uses cumulative volume (sum of volumes over specified period) and the TMF applies Moving average to the volume.  When the TMF moves above the zero line, a bullish signal is present and prices can move higher.  When the TMF moves below 0, a bullish signal is revealed and prices could be headed downward.

As we move closer to the end of the year, investors might be closely monitoring key economic reports. Staying on top of the most recent reports can help the individual see the overall landscape a bit clearer. It may be overwhelming to keep up with every single report that comes out, but knowing which information has a bigger impact on stock investments may help the investor. Investors may already be trying to gauge how they will set themselves up for success over the next couple of quarters. They may be still going over all the latest company earnings reports trying to identify some names that can give the portfolio a boost as we move into the New Year.

Moving averages have the ability to be used as a powerful indicator for technical stock analysis. Following multiple time frames using moving averages can help investors figure out where the stock has been and help determine where it may be possibly going. The simple moving average is a mathematical calculation that takes the average price (mean) for a given amount of time. Currently, the 7-day moving average is sitting at 31.32.

Let’s take a further look at the Average Directional Index or ADX. The ADX measures the strength or weakness of a particular trend. Investors and traders may be looking to figure out if a stock is trending before employing a specific trading strategy. The ADX is typically used along with the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI) which point to the direction of the trend. The 14-day ADX for Ishares Core CDN Universe Bond ETF (XBB.TO) is currently at 33.79. In general, and ADX value from 0-25 would represent an absent or weak trend. A value of 25-50 would support a strong trend. A value of 50-75 would signify a very strong trend, and a value of 75-100 would point to an extremely strong trend.

Currently, Ishares Core CDN Universe Bond ETF (XBB.TO) has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of -81.30. The CCI technical indicator can be employed to help figure out if a stock is overbought or oversold. CCI may also be used to aid in the discovery of 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.

Tracking other technical indicators, the 14-day RSI is presently standing at 52.15, the 7-day sits at 40.82, and the 3-day is resting at 28.50 for Ishares Core CDN Universe Bond ETF (XBB.TO). The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a highly popular technical indicator. The RSI is computed base on the speed and direction of a stock’s price movement. The RSI is considered to be an internal strength indicator, not to be confused with relative strength which is compared to other stocks and indices. The RSI value will always move between 0 and 100. One of the most popular time frames using RSI is the 14-day.

Successful investors have typically created a diversified portfolio that has included proper risk analysis and is designed to withstand various market environments. Once the portfolio is set up, investors can work on managing the portfolio for the long-term. Every investor may have a different set of personal goals and expectations for what they intend to get from the market in terms of returns. Expecting too much from the market can often times leave the investor disappointed. Although many people will try to predict returns with pinpoint accuracy, nobody can say for sure what the market will provide. Keeping expectations realistic can help the individual investor better set themselves up for achieving those goals in the future.

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