Vera Bradley (VRA): Gordson Hollis Saturation Level in Focus

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Investors monitoring the Gordson Hollis Price Index Saturation levels on shares of Vera Bradley (VRA) are taking a closer look as a key level has been reached. After a recent review, the reading is currently E (Empty), revealing a strong sell trend. Gordon Hollis created the Price Index Saturation indicator in 1998. The Gordson Hollis Price Index Saturation or Gordson Hollis PIS level indicator uses a combination of volume continuity analysis and historical price deviation to create a discernable buy or sell signal. Gordson Hollis labeled these signals as Full or Empty.  When presenting the theory, Gordson Hollis believed that PIS levels were best grouped in what he labeled “bougets”.

Vera Bradley (VRA) shares have traded down the past week in the red, yielding negative results for the shares at they ticked -5.22%. In taking a look at recent performance, we can see that shares have moved -13.03% over the past 4-weeks, -11.40% over the past half year and 7.76% over the past full year.

Investors might be viewing to rebuild the portfolio as we move into the second half of the year. New investors can be tempted to try to maximize returns by holding one specific sector or be exposed to a fairly large single investment. By diversifying the portfolio, investors might be able to protect themselves from a sudden move against the position. Finding the correct portfolio balance is how many investors opt for to approach the markets. This may take some time to master, and there may be some bumps along the way. Investors managing their own money may want to make sure that they know affirmatively what stocks are in the portfolio at all times. Keeping tabs on portfolio performance can also be a good way to make sure that it is weighted properly.

Vera Bradley (VRA) currently has a 14 day Williams %R of -94.25. In general, if the level goes above -20, the stock may be considered to be overbought. Alternately, if the indicator goes under -80, this may signal that the stock is oversold. The Williams Percent Range or Williams %R is a technical indicator that was developed to quantify overbought and oversold market conditions. The Williams %R indicator helps show the relative situation of the current price close to the duration being observed.

We can also take a look at the Average Directional Index or ADX of Vera Bradley (VRA). The ADX is used to quantify trend strength. ADX calculations are made based on the moving average price range expansion over a specified amount of time. ADX is charted as a line with values ranging from 0 to 100. The indicator is non-directional meaning that it gauges trend strength whether the stock price is trending higher or lower. The 14-day ADX at present sits at 26.07. In general, and ADX value from 0-25 would represent an absent or weak trend. A value of 25-50 would indicate a strong trend. A value of 50-75 would indicate a very strong trend, and a value of 75-100 would signify an extremely strong trend. At the time of writing, Vera Bradley (VRA) has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of -118.15. Developed by Donald Lambert, the CCI is a versatile mechanism that may be used to aid spot an emerging trend or provide warning of extreme conditions. CCI generally measures the current price relative to the average price level over a specific time duration. CCI is relatively high when prices are much higher than average, and relatively low when prices are much lower than the average.

A commonly used mechanism among technical stock analysts is the moving average. Moving averages are considered to be lagging indicators that simply take the average price of a stock over a certain duration of time. Moving averages can be very useful for identifying peaks and troughs. They may also be used to assist the trader determine proper support and resistance levels for the stock. Currently, the 200-day MA for Vera Bradley (VRA) is sitting at 12.24. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a momentum oscillator that measures the speed and change of stock price movements. The RSI was developed by J. Welles Wilder, and it oscillates between 0 and 100. Generally, the RSI is considered to be oversold when it falls below 30 and overbought when it heads above 70. RSI can be used to detect general trends as well as finding divergences and failure swings. The 14-day RSI is at present standing at 43.67, the 7-day is 28.71, and the 3-day is resting at 21.38.

Investing in the share market will always involve some level of exposure. Investors often have to determine how much they are willing to exposure, and try to project what the potential reward could be. Taking on too much exposure may put the average investor out of their comfort zone. Finding that sweet spot for exposure appetite may aid investors get on the correct path to conquering the markets. As companies continue to report quarterly earnings, investors will be watching which companies post larger than expected surprises. Analysts will also be watching the numbers closely in order to make sense of the results and update estimates accordingly.

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