Donchian Indicator Update for General Motors Company (NYSE:GM): 20 Day Upper Band Touches 39.61

Active investors are constantly faced with tough decisions when managing their own stock portfolios. Deciding when to sell a certain stock may be just as vital as choosing which stocks to buy in the first place. There are bound to be extremes on both sides when analyzing buy and sell decisions. Maybe a well researched stock hasn’t seen the gains that were expected at the outset. When emotions take over, the investor may not be able to part with the stock. They may hold on to the equity with the hopes that someday it will bounce back. Of course this may happen eventually, but the situation could also worsen and the stock may keep losing. The same decisions sometimes have to be made when dealing with a winning stock. After a big run, the investor may have to decide whether to take the profits or hold off to see if the stock will continue to push upwards. These are no easy decisions for the individual investor. Being able to make the proper portfolio moves may take some time to master, but it may end up being highly important for continued, long-term success.   

Following the Chaikin Money Flow indicator, we note that the current 20 day value is -0.05878956 on shares of General Motors Company (NYSE:GM). Traders will watch to see if the indicator can help confirm an ongoing trend. In the midst of a bullish trend, the CMF value staying above zero may point to continuous buying pressure and the possibility of a sustained rise in price. In the midst of a bearish trend, the CMF value staying below zero may show continuous selling pressure and the possibility of continued price decline.

Trading on volume of 3033119, General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) has seen a change from the open of -0.33 since the stock opened at 35.03. Monitoring today’s activity, the stock has hit a high point of 35.03 and slipped to a low of 34.55. The current consensus stock rating is Sell. Everyone will be focused on the next company earnings release which is scheduled to be reported next around 2/6/2019.

Checking in on the Awesome Oscillator, we see that the reading is -0.69549704. Traders may follow this oscillator to measure market momentum. Created by Bill Williams, the Awesome Oscillator calculates the difference of the 5 period and 34 period SMA.

The 20 day Keltner Channels upper envelope is 37.190937. The 20 day Keltner Channels lower envelope is 35.422245. The Keltner Channels indicator was introduced by Chester Keltner in his book How to Make Money in Commodities. Keltner’s ideas have since been expanded upon and are widely used by technical traders.

Donchian Channels may be useful for technical traders. The primary function of the indicator is to measure volatility. The bands will widen when volatility is high, and they will become narrow with low volatility. The 20 day upper band level is 39.61. For the same period, the lower band level is 34.55.

Shares of General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) ended last session at 34.7. Following today’s trade, we note that the stock has moved -0.9420497% since the opening bell. The company has a current market cap of 48961593000. The stock’s high price over the last month is presently 39.61.

Watching volatility readings, we can see the current value for the stock is 3.9942112. Volatility for the week stands at 3.6437614, and the monthly reading is 3.0957503. Volatility involves the amount of risk in relation to the amount of change in a stock’s value. Tracking the Bull Bear Power, we note that the stock is presently -2.8164854.

Scanning the equity market, we note that the stock’s current Oscillator Rating is showing “Sell”. Traders will take note of many different factors when examining a stock’s health. Flipping over to the Moving Average Rating, we see that the current sentiment is pointing to a “Strong Sell”.

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