Market Monitor: Focusing on Shares of Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (AVL.TO)

Taking a look at opinion indicators for Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (AVL.TO), we have noted that the signal is currently reading 24% Sell for the previous week. This is the combined signal for the last week using a variety of studies incorporating price movement. The opinion strength signal is currently reading Weak. This is a longer-term measure verse the historical strength. We are also seeing that the opinion direction is presently Strengthening. This is a measurement over the last three trading periods that provides an indication of whether the latest recent price movement is following the signal. A Buy or Sell signal with a “Strongest” direction indicates that the signal is gaining strength. 

As we sail into the second half of the calendar year, investors may be looking to see what has gone right and what has gone wrong so far this year. Making necessary changes to some holdings may help position investors for the next couple of quarters. Being able to cut the riskier losers and take some profits from winners may help solidify the stock portfolio. As we run through the next round of company earnings reports, investors will be keeping a close eye on the data that is reported. Investors may be looking to buy companies that continue to post beats on the earnings front, and cut ties with ones that are not hitting their marks.

Checking on some other information, the stock currently has a standard deviation of +0.00. Standard deviation is defined as a measure of the dispersion from the mean in regards to a data set. When dealing with financial instruments, the standard deviation is applied to the annual rate of return to help measure the volatility of a particular investment. Watching the standard deviation may assist investors with trying to figure out if a stock is primed for a major move. The company’s current pivot is 0.15. The pivot point is commonly used as a trend indicator. The pivot is the average of the close, low, and high of the prior trading period.

In terms of stock price action over the last month, we note that Avalon Rare Metals Inc.(AVL.TO) hit a high of 0.15 on 08/04/17 and dropped to a low of 0.14 on 08/03/17. Over the past 5 trading periods, the stock hit a high of 0.15 and a low of 0.14. Investors will be watching to see how the stock will perform heading into the next quarter. Shareholders will also be looking to see if the stock can build momentum heading into the second half of the year. Analysts and investors will both be watching to see how the stock performs leading up to and after the next earnings release.  Focusing in on some other data, we can see that Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (AVL.TO) has a weighted alpha of -23.34. The weighted alpha measures how much the stock has increased or decreased over the period of one full year. The weighting puts higher emphasis on more recent activity providing a more relevant measure for short-term technical analysts to use. A positive weighted alpha reading indicates that the stock has risen over the past year. A negative reading would indicate that the stock is down over that same time period. Technical traders often use the weighted alpha to help locate stocks that are gathering momentum.

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