Bounding Shares, What’s Next for Southwest Georgia Financial Corporation (:SGB)?

Investors interested in stocks under $12 should take a look at Southwest Georgia Financial Corporation (:SGB).  The stock has gained quite a bit of attention of late and here we’ll take a look at the technicals at a glance.  In recent trading activity, company stock has moved 0.00% touching the price of $20.07. Moving forward, the investment community will be watching to see if shares can gain some positive momentum.

There are various types of investment philosophies that investors may choose to follow when approaching the stock market. Value investing involves searching for undervalued or bargain stocks that may eventually offer solid returns. Growth investors often buy companies that have highly promising growth potential. Some investors will choose to invest with a contrarian approach. This entails making investment decisions that are opposite of what the majority are doing, such as buying when everyone else is selling and vice-versa. Socially responsible investors may be searching for companies that subscribe to a high level of ethical or moral standards.   

After a recent check, shares of Southwest Georgia Financial Corporation (:SGB) have been seen trading -10.47% off of the 50-day high and 3.45% away from the 50-day low. In terms of the stock price in relation to its moving averages, company shares are -2.84% away from the 20-day moving average and -2.81% off of the 50-day average. If we take a wider approach, shares have been trading -9.11% away from the 200-day moving average.

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.

Over the last year, Southwest Georgia Financial Corporation (:SGB)’s stock has performed
-2.68%. For the last six months, the stock has performed -13.85%. From the start of the calendar year, shares have been -1.04%. Zooming in closer, company stock has been -3.09% for the quarter, -4.90% over the past month, and -3.42% over the past week.

Investors have a few distinct options when approaching the stock market. One option is to follow the crowd and trade with the consensus. Another way is to go against the herd and adopt a contrarian strategy. When it comes down to it, the investor will typically have to make this decision with their best interests in mind. In general, no investor wants to miss out on a winning stock. Far too often, investors will be overcome with the fear of missing out and get into a stock way too late. Just because a stock has been over performing and seeing large gains does not mean that those gains are going to continue into the future. Investors may be too quick to get into a hot stock without putting in the proper time and energy to research whether or not it is still a good stock at current trading levels. Investors who take the time to do their homework for every trade may find themselves a step ahead of the crowd in the long run.

Disclaimer: The views, opinions, and information expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any company stakeholders, financial professionals, or analysts. Examples of analysis performed within this article are only examples. They should not be utilized to make stock portfolio or financial decisions as they are based only on limited and open source information. Assumptions made within the analysis are not reflective of the position of any analysts or financial professionals.

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