Tale of the Ticker: Health Insurance Inn (HIIQ), Western Asset Emerging Market Debt Fund Inc (EMD) Moving on Volume

Needle moving action has been spotted in Health Insurance Inn (HIIQ) as shares are moving today on volatility -0.62% or -0.15 from the open. The NASDAQ listed company saw a recent bid of 23.95 and 114844 shares have traded hands in the session.

Investors might be trying to figure out the best way to approach the stock market. After creating a plan that includes a list of stocks to purchase, investors may be looking to gauge the best time to enter the trade. With markets still cruising along at high altitudes, investors may be worried about buying at the top. Most individuals would probably agree that getting out before the market drops would be the best play. Obviously this is much easier said than done. If the warning signs were blatant, everyone would know exactly when to sell and when to re-buy. When the stock market has a big decline, the natural instinct is generally to sell in order to protect gains or eliminate further losses. Trying to time the market can have negative implications for investors who are not prepared to handle extremely volatile market conditions. Being prepared for any sudden change in the overall economy or stock market conditions may help the investor stay afloat for the long haul.

Currently, the 14-day ADX for Health Insurance Inn (HIIQ) is sitting at 8.35. Generally speaking, an ADX value from 0-25 would indicate an absent or weak trend. A value of 25-50 would support 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. 

Health Insurance Inn (HIIQ) currently has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of 56.29. Active investors may choose to use this technical indicator as a stock evaluation tool. Used as a coincident indicator, the CCI reading above +100 would reflect strong price action which may signal an uptrend. 

After a recent check, Health Insurance Inn’s  14-day RSI is currently at 57.57, the 7-day stands at 56.18, and the 3-day is sitting at 35.81.

Taking a deeper look into the technical levels of Health Insurance Inn (HIIQ), we can see that the Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R currently sits at -34.63. The Williams %R oscillates in a range from 0 to -100. A reading between 0 and -20 would point to an overbought situation. A reading from -80 to -100 would signal an oversold situation. The Williams %R was developed by Larry Williams. This is a momentum indicator that is the inverse of the Fast Stochastic Oscillator.

Shares of Western Asset Emerging Market Debt Fund Inc (EMD) are moving on volatility today 0.19% or $0.03 from the open. The NYSE listed company saw a recent bid of $15.43 and 114749 shares have traded hands in the session.

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Deep diving into the technical levels for Western Asset Emerging Market Debt Fund Inc (EMD), we note that the equity currently has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of 117.73. Active investors may choose to use this technical indicator as a stock evaluation tool. Used as a coincident indicator, the CCI reading above +100 would reflect strong price action which may signal an uptrend. On the flip side, a reading below -100 may signal a downtrend reflecting weak price action. Using the CCI as a leading indicator, technical analysts may use a +100 reading as an overbought signal and a -100 reading as an oversold indicator, suggesting a trend reversal.

The RSI, or Relative Strength Index, is a widely used technical momentum indicator that compares price movement over time. The RSI was created by J. Welles Wilder who was striving to measure whether or not a stock was overbought or oversold. The RSI may be useful for spotting abnormal price activity and volatility. The RSI oscillates on a scale from 0 to 100. The normal reading of a stock will fall in the range of 30 to 70. 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. After a recent check, the 14-day RSIfor Western Asset Emerging Market Debt Fund Inc (EMD) is currently at 50.18, the 7-day stands at 57.80, and the 3-day is sitting at 75.27.

Western Asset Emerging Market Debt Fund Inc’s Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R currently sits at -3.33. The Williams %R oscillates in a range from 0 to -100. A reading between 0 and -20 would point to an overbought situation. A reading from -80 to -100 would signal an oversold situation. The Williams %R was developed by Larry Williams. This is a momentum indicator that is the inverse of the Fast Stochastic Oscillator.

Currently, the 14-day ADX for Western Asset Emerging Market Debt Fund Inc (EMD) is sitting at 29.49. Generally speaking, an ADX value from 0-25 would indicate an absent or weak trend. A value of 25-50 would support 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. ADX is used to gauge trend strength but not trend direction. Traders often add the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI) to identify the direction of a trend.

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