SPDR S&P International Indl Sect ETF (IPN) Declines 0.55% for Dec 4


Dec 4 is a negative day so far for SPDR S&P International Utls Sect ETF (NYSEARCA:IPU) as the ETF is active during the day after losing 1.014% to hit $17.075 per share.

With the stock market still riding high, bear market scenarios may not be at the forefront of the average investor's mind. Managing confidence in the markets may play a pivotal role when making tough investing decisions. The next goal may be to capitalize on what could become the most interesting part of the record bull market. The stock is gapping up 1.33% before market open touching $38.17 on a recent bid. If the hard research has been done and the plan is in motion, there may not be any need to second guess and cause more problems before things turn around and smooth out.

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The ETF is -8.52% of its 52-Week High and 60.07% of its low, and is now having ATR of 0.46. Closely tracking fundamentals and technicals can help give some insight into stock price behavior. The ADX was introduced by J. Welles Wilder in the late 1970's and it has stood the test of time. At the time of writing, the 14-day ADX for SPDR S&P 500 Value Portfolio ETF (SPYV) is noted at 23.91. In general, and ADX value from 0-25 would represent an absent or weak trend. Many technical chart analysts believe that an ADX reading over 25 would suggest a strong trend. A value of 50-75 would identify a very strong trend, and a value of 75-100 would lead to an extremely strong trend. The ADX alone was created to measure trend strength.

Turning now to some additional numbers, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) is another highly popular momentum indicator used for technical analysis. The RSI was developed by J. Welles Wilder. The RSI may be useful for spotting abnormal price activity and volatility. The Williams %R oscillates in a range from 0 to -100. A reading over 70 would indicate that the stock is overbought, and possibly overvalued. A reading under 30 may indicate that the stock is oversold, and possibly undervalued. Investors and traders may use this indicator to help spot price reversals, price extremes, and the strength of a trend.

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Earlier today, it appears one trader upped the bullish ante on XLF, selling to close 20,000 now in-the-money weekly 12/29 27-strike calls in order to buy 20,000 January 28 calls, per Trade-Alert. Using a bigger time frame to assess the moving average such as the 200-day, may help block out the noise and chaos that is often caused by daily price fluctuations. They may also be used to help find support or resistance levels. A certain stock may be considered to be on an uptrend if trading above a moving average and the average is sloping upward. Over the last five trading sessions, the stock has moved 1.61%.

Over the course of the day 20,431 shares traded hands, as compared to an average volume of 6,730 over the last 30 days for SPDR S&P International Indl Sect ETF (NYSEARCA:IPN).

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