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The HMA or Hull Moving Average for Invesco Preferred ETF (:PGX) is presently 14.554092. The HMA may help with technical analysis by reducing lag and heightening responsiveness. Traders often find that following this indicator helps with reduction of noise.

Traders following Donchian Channels can see that the 20 day upper band is 14.565 and the 20 day lower band is 14.395. These channels are used by technicians to help spot possible breakouts, and they may also be used to confirm a defined trend.

Invesco Preferred ETF (:PGX) has drawn the attention of traders as the price has moved -0.06870491% since the open. The prior session close was noted at 14.545. Looking back over the last month, we note that the stock’s high point was seen at 14.57.

As traders scan the equity market, they may be using Simple Moving Averages to help figure out where a stock is headed. Following some SMA levels, we can see that the 10 day is 14.4995, the 20 day is 14.477, and the 30 day is 14.4335. Tracking some other time periods, we note that the 50 day SMA is 14.3732 , the 100 day is 14.19115 , and the 200 day SMA is currently 13.96725.

Scanning through some ratings, we note that the current Oscillator Rating on the stock is a “Neutral”. The Moving Average Rating is sitting at a “Strong Buy”. Traders may use these signals in conjunction with other indicators in order to set up the chart for future trading success.

Dedicated traders will often pay close attention to Exponential Moving Average levels. EMA study can help guide traders when gauging market strength. We can see the following EMA levels on the stock:

30 day Exponential Moving Average: 14.438739
50 day Exponential Moving Average: 14.368023
100 day Exponential Moving Average: 14.2232895
10 day Exponential Moving Average: 14.508029
20 day Exponential Moving Average: 14.472818
200 day Exponential Moving Average: 14.136013

Investors following Invesco Preferred ETF (:PGX) can see that the stock most recently closed at 14.545
Past 3 months: 6.8281937
One year change: -0.9530293
Year-to-date: 8.0178175
Past week: 0.62240666
Past month: 1.8194542

Traders checking the pulse on shares of Invesco Preferred ETF (:PGX) will note that since the opening price of 14.555, the stock has moved -0.01. During the session, the stock has hit a low of 14.545 and reached a high of 14.565. Volume on the day is around 11086. 

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