Focusing on shares of Plata Latina Minerals Corp (PLA.V), we have noted that the Percentage Price Oscillator Histogram line is currently below zero. Traders may be taking note of this level as a possible sell signal.

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Traders may also be paying close attention to RSI levels on shares of Plata Latina Minerals Corp (PLA.V). The current 14-day RSI is presently sitting at 35.59, the 7-day is 26.14, and the 3-day is 10.01. The RSI, or Relative Strength Index is a popular oscillating indicator among traders and investors. The RSI operates in a range-bound area with values between 0 and 100. When the RSI line moves up, the stock may be experiencing strength. The opposite is the case when the RSI line is heading lower. Different time periods may be used when using the RSI indicator. The RSI may be more volatile using a shorter period of time. Many traders keep an eye on the 30 and 70 marks on the RSI scale. A move above 70 is widely considered to show the stock as overbought, and a move below 30 would indicate that the stock may be oversold. Traders may use these levels to help identify stock price reversals.

Another technical indicator that might serve as a powerful resource for measuring trend strength is the Average Directional Index or ADX. The ADX was introduced by J. Welles Wilder in the late 1990’s and it has stood the test of time. The ADX is typically used in conjunction with the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI) to help spot trend direction as well as trend strength. At the time of writing, the 14-day ADX for Plata Latina Minerals Corp (PLA.V) is noted at 19.04. Many technical analysts believe that an ADX value over 25 would suggest a strong trend. A reading under 20 would indicate no trend, and a reading from 20-25 would suggest that there is no clear trend signal.

Interested traders may be keeping an eye on the Williams Percent Range or Williams %R. Williams %R is a popular technical indicator created by Larry Williams to help identify overbought and oversold situations. Plata Latina Minerals Corp (PLA.V)’s Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R currently sits at -75.00. In general, if the indicator goes above -20, the stock may be considered overbought. Alternately, if the indicator goes below -80, this may point to the stock being oversold.

When completing stock analysis, investors and traders may opt to review other technical levels. Plata Latina Minerals Corp (PLA.V) currently has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of -79.10. Investors and traders may use this indicator to help spot price reversals, price extremes, and the strength of a trend. Many investors will use the CCI in conjunction with other indicators when evaluating a trade. The CCI may be used to spot if a stock is entering overbought (+100) and oversold (-100) territory.

Technical traders may be looking at recent indicator levels on shares of Plata Latina Minerals Corp (PLA.V). After a recent check, the 50-day Moving Average is 0.03, the 200-day Moving Average is 0.04, and the 7-day is noted at 0.02. 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.

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