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Marco Green
May 16, 2018

This year's performance is -2.09% while this quarter's performance is -1.75%. With so many different stocks available to trade, investors may need to figure out a way to make the selection process manageable.

Want to see what other hedge funds are holding IEFA? Whatever the approach the investor chooses, putting in the time and effort might greatly help the long-term performance of the stock portfolio.

Traders are keeping a keen eye on shares of Northwest Natural Gas Company (NWN).

For further review, we can take a look at another popular technical indicator. Some analysts believe that the ADX is one of the best trend strength indicators available. Presently, the 14-day ADX is resting at 31.03. The RSI value will always move between 0 and 100. A value of 50-75 would signal a very strong trend, and a value of 75-100 would indicate an extremely strong trend.

Ishares Edge S&P 500 Minimum Volatility Ucits Et (IHSRF)'s MACD Histogram reading is now above the zero line, indicating a positive chart trend for the shares.

Some investors may find the Williams Percent Range or Williams %R as a helpful technical indicator. Presently, Northwest Natural Gas Company (NWN)'s Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R is resting at -58.92. The RSI oscillates on a scale from 0 to 100. A reading between -80 to -100 may be typically viewed as strong oversold territory. A reading between 0 and -20 would point to an overbought situation. Although it was originally intended for commodity traders to help identify the start and finish of market trends, it is frequently used to analyze stocks as well.

iShares Select Dividend ETF, formerly iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index Fund (the Fund), is an exchange-traded fund. Although the CCI indicator was developed for commodities, it has become a popular tool for equity evaluation as well. A CCI reading of +100 may represent overbought conditions, while readings near -100 may indicate oversold territory. Shares of ACWI Low Carbon Target MSCI ETF SPDR (LOWC) have a 7-day moving average of 90.11. Moving averages have the ability to be used as a powerful indicator for technical stock analysis. Using a wider 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. Taking a glance at the relative strength indictor, we note that the 14-day RSI is now at 58.5, the 7-day stands at 69.13, and the 3-day is sitting at 85.78. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a highly popular momentum indicator used for technical analysis. When charted, the RSI can serve as a visual means to monitor historical and current strength or weakness in a certain market. CCI may also be used to help discover divergences that may signal reversal moves. The RSI was developed by J. Welles Wilder. The normal reading of a stock will fall in the range of 30 to 70. Conversely, readings below zero indicate that Aroon-Down is greater than Aroon-Up. MA's may be used to identify uptrends or downtrends, and they can be a prominent indicator for detecting a shift in momentum for a particular stock. The RSI may be useful for spotting abnormal price activity and volatility.

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