Tracking shares of Abraxas Petro Corp (AXAS), we have noted that the SuperTrend is currently higher than recent stock price levels. Active traders might be following the signal in order to determine if the stock has entered into a buying territory.
When looking at technical analysis, one of the leading concepts is that of the trend. Chartists are constantly looking to identify trends to help determine which way a stock price is moving. Trends may not always be easy to spot, but they can be highly useful when identified. When looking at the stock market, an example of an upward trend is generally classified as a stock price that over time keeps reaching higher highs and higher lows. On the flip side, a downward trend is usually identified by spotting a stock that has been hitting lower lows and lower highs. Defining trends may take the novice trader some time to figure out, but learning how to properly study charts may help bring in steady profits in the future.
The 14-day ADX for Abraxas Petro Corp (AXAS) is currently 37.41. Many chart analysts believe that an ADX reading over 25 would suggest a strong trend. A reading under 20 would suggest no trend, and a reading from 20-25 would suggest that there is no clear trend signal. The ADX was created by J. Welles Wilder to help determine how strong a trend is. In general, a rising ADX line means that an existing trend is gaining strength. The opposite would be the case for a falling ADX line.
Investors may use various technical indicators to help spot trends and buy/sell signals. Presently, Abraxas Petro Corp (AXAS) has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of 2.43. The CCI was developed by Donald Lambert. The assumption behind the indicator is that investment instruments move in cycles with highs and lows coming at certain periodic intervals. The original guidelines focused on creating buy/sell signals when the reading moved above +100 or below -100. Traders may also use the reading to identify overbought/oversold conditions.
Investors may be looking to compare the current stock price of Abraxas Petro Corp (AXAS) to some of its moving averages. After a recent check, the 200-day MA is resting at 1.13, and the 50-day is 0.73. Moving averages are considered to be lagging indicators that simply take the average price of a stock over a specific period of time. Moving averages can be very useful for identifying peaks and troughs. They may also be used to help the trader figure out proper support and resistance levels for the stock.
Checking in on the numbers for Abraxas Petro Corp (AXAS), we can see that the company has a Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R of -49.00. In general, if the reading goes above -20, the stock may be considered to be overbought. On the other end of the spectrum, if the indicator goes under -80, this may show the stock as being oversold. The Williams Percent Range or Williams %R is a technical indicator that was developed to measure overbought and oversold market conditions.
The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a highly popular momentum indicator used for technical analysis. The RSI can help display whether the bulls or the bears are currently strongest in the market. The RSI may be used to help spot points of reversals more accurately. The RSI was developed by J. Welles Wilder. As a general rule, an RSI reading over 70 would signal overbought conditions. A reading under 30 would indicate oversold conditions. As always, the values may need to be adjusted based on the specific stock and market. RSI can also be a valuable tool for trying to spot larger market turns. Abraxas Petro Corp (AXAS) has a 14-day RSI of 40.73, the 7-day is at 47.48, and the 3-day is resting at 45.62.
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