Investors often have to decide how aggressive they are going to be in the stock market. Having the mindset of getting rich quick may result in the rapid loss of capital. Of course, there are those who have possibly had luck on their side, but jumping in head first without a plan can be a recipe for disaster. It may be tempting to take a leap with a risky stock. However, high returns in the equity market may come with extensive risk and volatility. Managing that risk in turbulent markets may help keep the average investor above water when things swing the wrong way. Investors may want to assess if they are trading too much or trading the wrong types of stocks. Doing all the research may involve keeping a close tab on technicals, fundamentals, relevant economic data, and earnings reports. Investors may have to find a way to keep the rational side from being consumed by irrational behavior when analyzing the markets.

Traders checking the pulse on shares of Nuveen Select Tax-Free Income Portfolio (NYSE:NXP) will note that since the opening price of 14.54, the stock has moved -0.02. During the session, the stock has hit a low of 14.52 and reached a high of 14.54. Volume on the day is around 200. 

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: 14.381643
50 day Exponential Moving Average: 14.297406
100 day Exponential Moving Average: 14.200047
10 day Exponential Moving Average: 14.4928665
20 day Exponential Moving Average: 14.434728
200 day Exponential Moving Average: 14.206046

The HMA or Hull Moving Average for the stock is presently 14.5395. 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.

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 14.505, the 20 day is 14.4225, and the 30 day is 14.383667. Tracking some other time periods, we note that the 50 day SMA is 14.2666 , the 100 day is 14.0804 , and the 200 day SMA is currently 14.1082.

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.

Investors following Nuveen Select Tax-Free Income Portfolio (NYSE:NXP) can see that the stock most recently closed at 14.52
Past 3 months: 4.989154
One year change: 2.2535212
Year-to-date: 3.1982942
Past week: 0.2762431
Past month: 1.0438414

Traders following Donchian Channels can see that the 20 day upper band is 14.55 and the 20 day lower band is 14.25. These channels are used by technicians to help spot possible breakouts, and they may also be used to confirm a defined trend.

Nuveen Select Tax-Free Income Portfolio (NYSE:NXP) has drawn the attention of traders as the price has moved -0.10319918% since the open. The prior session close was noted at 14.52. Looking back over the last month, we note that the stock’s high point was seen at 14.57.

Trying to project the day to day short-term movements of the stock market may be all but impossible. Stocks have the tendency to make sudden moves on even the slightest bit of news or for apparently no reason at all. The daily trader may be looking to capitalize on swings or momentum, but the long-term investor may be searching for stability and consistency over a sustained period of time. During trading sessions, stock movements can seem like a popularity contest from time to time. Even after careful study, there may be no logical reason for a particular stock move. Riding out the waves of uncertainty may not be easy, but having a full-proof plan for when markets erode may just be the savior. Having the patience to wait out abnormal moves may help evade the mistake of letting go too soon out of panic. 

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