When the stock portfolio is diversified, there is a good chance that some stocks will be winners and some will be losers. Regularly reviewing portfolio performance can help the investor stay the course. Keeping track of performance can help spot stocks that might no longer be beneficial to the goals of the investor. There may be times after a review where nothing needs to be adjusted, but staying ahead of the curve can put the individual in a good place when the investing waters become choppy.

The SMA or Simple Moving Average can be calculated for different time periods. The SMA helps smooth out volatility and makes it a bit less difficult to gauge the price trend of a stock. Let’s view some popular SMA levels for Calamos Convertible and High Income Fund (NASDAQ:CHY) below:

Simple Moving Average 20 day: 10.960375
Simple Moving Average 100 day: 10.295948
Simple Moving Average 10 day10.96582
Simple Moving Average 50 day: 10.656924
Simple Moving Average 30 day: 10.884586
Simple Moving Average 200 day: 10.933306

Traders may use a variety of moving average indicators when examining a particular stock. Checking on some Exponential Moving Averages on shares of Calamos Convertible and High Income Fund (NASDAQ:CHY), we note that the 200 day is 10.92603, the 100 day is 10.609126, and the 50 day is 10.678374. Zooming in closer, we note that the 30 day EMA is 10.828049, the 20 day is 10.9082155, and the 10 day is noted at 10.943686.

Traders might be keeping tabs on the Hull Moving Average. The current HMA reading is 10.873549. Traders may use the HMA to help identify the prevalent market trend. This may also lend to spotting useful exit and entry points on the stock.

Conducting technical analysis of the stock may include following the Keltner Channel indicator. A recent check shows the 20 day lower band at 10.794884 and the 20 day upper band at 11.021546. During a clearly defined trend, a break above or below these levels may point to the underlying strength of the trend. A break above the upper band may signal continuing bullish trend strength, and a break below the lower band may signal continuing bearish trend strength.

Investors tracking shares of Calamos Convertible and High Income Fund (NASDAQ:CHY) will note that since the stock opened at 10.88, shares have seen a change of 0.04. During that period, the stock has touched a low of 10.85 and tipped a high of 10.95. Volume on the day is presently 59217. 

The 20 day Chaikin Money Flow indicator is currently -0.15286534. This indicator was developed by Marc Chaikin who observed that the pressures of buying and selling could be figured out by where a period finishes relative to the range of highs and lows.

Investors will typically be keeping track of historical highs and lows for a particular stock that they are researching. Watching levels for Calamos Convertible and High Income Fund (NASDAQ:CHY, we can see that the all time high is currently 17.50999, and the all time low is 5.1. Let’s look at some alternate high/low price data:

Six month low: 8.63
Six month high: 13.73
One year low: 8.63
One year high: 13.73
Three month low: 8.63
Three month high: 11.26
One month low: 10.32
One month high: 11.16

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.

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