Hawkstone Mining Limited (HWK.AX) shares are showing positive signals short-term as the stock has finished higher by 6.06% for the week. In taking a look at recent performance, we can see that shares have moved 6.06% over the past 4-weeks, 45.83% over the past half year and 169.23% over the past full year.
As the second half of the year has approached, investors may be doing a deep dive into the portfolio to see what has worked and what hasn’t worked so far this year. Investors may be looking to make a complete overhaul or just a few minor tweaks. The big question seems to be whether or not the market will remain solid of the next couple of quarters. There are obviously those who think a stock market collapse is imminent, and those who believe the market is bound for newer, greater heights. Being prepared for any scenario will most likely be greatly beneficial to individual investors over the next few months.
Traders may be narrowing in on the ATR or Average True Range indicator when reviewing technicals. At the time of writing, Hawkstone Mining Limited (HWK.AX) has a 14-day ATR of 0.00. The average true range indicator was created by J. Welles Wilder in order to measure volatility. The ATR may assist traders with figuring out the strength of a breakout or reversal in price. It is important to note that the ATR was not designed to determine price direction or to predict future prices.
Some investors may find the Williams Percent Range or Williams %R as a helpful technical indicator. Presently, Hawkstone Mining Limited (HWK.AX)’s Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R is resting at -40.00. Values can range from 0 to -100. A reading between -80 to -100 may be typically viewed as strong oversold territory. A value between 0 to -20 would represent a strong overbought condition. As a momentum indicator, the Williams R% may be used with other technicals to help define a specific trend.
Investors may use multiple technical indicators to help spot trends and buy/sell signals. Presently, Hawkstone Mining Limited (HWK.AX) has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of 99.73. The CCI was developed by Donald Lambert. The assumption behind the indicator is that investment instruments move in cycles with highs and lows coming at certain periodic intervals. The original guidelines focused on creating buy/sell signals when the reading moved above +100 or below -100. Traders may also use the reading to identify overbought/oversold conditions.
The Average Directional Index or ADX is a popular technical indicator designed to help measure trend strength. Many traders will use the ADX in combination with other indicators in order to help formulate trading strategies. Presently, the 14-day ADX for Hawkstone Mining Limited (HWK.AX) is 24.78. In general, an ADX value from 0-25 would indicate an absent or weak trend. A value of 25-50 would indicate a strong trend. A value of 50-75 would signal a very strong trend, and a value of 75-100 would indicate an extremely strong trend. The ADX alone was designed to measure trend strength. When combined with the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI), it can help decipher the trend direction as well.
Taking a peek at some Moving Averages, the 200-day is at 0.03, the 50-day is 0.03, and the 7-day is sitting at 0.03. The moving average is a popular tool among technical stock analysts. Moving averages are considered to be lagging indicators that simply take the average price of a stock over a specific period of time. Moving averages can be very useful for identifying peaks and troughs. They may also be used to help the trader figure out proper support and resistance levels for the stock.
Investors often have to decide whether to follow the crowd or go against the herd. This can be difficult considering all the different market factors in play. Investors who strictly follow the technical charts may be missing the other half of the picture involving company fundamentals. On the other hand, investors who only look at fundamentals may be missing key information presented by studying the numbers. Combining both techniques may prove to be a solid option for researching the equity market. Many investors will opt to pick certain stocks based on fundamental analysis, and then use technical charts to figure out the proper time to make a move.