When it comes to investing, overconfidence can be detrimental to securing profits in the stock market. When investors have some early short-term wins, this may lead them to believe that it is their skill and superior knowledge that produced the winners. All though this may occasionally be the case, investors may quickly realize that it is very hard to consistently produce winning results. Sometimes a few wins can lead the investor to believe that they can make any trade work. This may create a situation where the individual gets in much deeper than they should have. Conducting the proper stock research before any trade can help the investor make sure that they are getting into a position for the right reasons.

There are a number of different pivot points that traders can use when conducting stock analysis. Pivot points can be useful for traders looking to establish trading entry and exit points. Focusing on some popular one month pivots on shares of Hostess Brands, Inc. (:TWNK), we see that the Woodie pivot is currently at 14.1225. The Woodie support 1 pivot is 13.755, and the Woodie resistance 1 pivot is 14.345. The Camarilla one month pivot is presently 14.15666667. The one month Classic pivot is 14.15666667 and the Classic resistance 1 is 14.41333333 while the Classic support 1 pivot is measured at 13.82333333.

Tracking some stock ratings, we can see that the stock’s Moving Average Rating is currently pointing to a “Strong Buy”. Traders may be monitoring many different indicators in order to get a grasp of where the stock may be moving in the near future. Taking a look at the Oscillators rating, we note that the reading is pointing to a “Neutral”.

Following trading action on shares of Hostess Brands, Inc. (:TWNK), we see that the stock has moved 0.035 since the opening price of 14.22. So far, the stock has reached a high of 14.265 and dipped to a low of 14.11. The consensus rating on the stock is currently Buy, and today’s volume has been measured around 248241.

Technical traders have many tools at their disposal when conducting stock research. One of those tools is the Exponential Moving Average or EMA. The EMA is similar to the simple moving average, but more weight is put on the newest data. Let’s look at some different EMA levels:

10 day Exponential Moving Average: 14.04482541
20 day Exponential Moving Average: 14.02843658
30 day Exponential Moving Average: 14.0262188
50 day Exponential Moving Average: 14.03985139
100 day Exponential Moving Average: 14.01853536
200 day Exponential Moving Average: 13.73963265

Taking a look at the Donchian Channels indicator, we note that the 20 day lower band is 13.48. The 20 day upper band is 14.49. This indicator was created by Richard Donchian, and traders follow these channels to help identify potential trading signals.

Traders will take note of the 20 day Chaikin Money Flow indicator that is now at -0.00481079. The value of this indicator will fluctuate between 1 and -1. Traders may be watching when the CMF crosses zero. This cross might point to a bullish or bearish price reversal depending on which way it is moving crossing the zero line.

The Awesome Oscillator reading is currently -0.01407353 for Hostess Brands, Inc. (:TWNK). Technical traders will watch the AO especially when it crosses above or below the zero line. A move above the line may signal a bullish scenario. A move below the zero line may indicate a bearish selling opportunity. The AO may prove to be a valuable tool for many momentum traders.

When it comes to investing, overconfidence can be detrimental to securing profits in the stock market. When investors have some early short-term wins, this may lead them to believe that it is their skill and superior knowledge that produced the winners. All though this may occasionally be the case, investors may quickly realize that it is very hard to consistently produce winning results. Sometimes a few wins can lead the investor to believe that they can make any trade work. This may create a situation where the individual gets in much deeper than they should have. Conducting the proper stock research before any trade can help the investor make sure that they are getting into a position for the right reasons.

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