In today’s financial world, hot stock tips are abundant. There is always someone trying to talk about the next big breakout stock. Investing in the stock market is inherently risky, but some stocks may be much riskier than others. It may be important to remember that everyone is quick to talk about their stock picks that were winners, but they may be very hesitant to disclose their losers. One way to sift through the sea of stock advice is to do the required research individually. When investing hard earned money, individuals may want to make sure that the tip makes sense to them and they are not just buying on the whisper. 

Traders may use a variety of moving average indicators when examining a particular stock. Checking on some Exponential Moving Averages for Veritiv Corporation (NYSE:VRTV), we note that the 200 day is 35.243042, the 100 day is 32.975216, and the 50 day is 30.833803. Zooming in closer, we note that the 30 day EMA is 30.096817, the 20 day is 29.784159, and the 10 day is noted at 29.379942.

Conducting technical analysis of the stock may include following the Keltner Channel indicator. A recent check shows the 20 day lower band at 28.918957 and the 20 day upper band at 30.649363 on shares of Veritiv Corporation (NYSE:VRTV). During a clearly defined trend, a break above or below these levels may point to the underlying strength of the trend. A break above the upper band may signal continuing bullish trend strength, and a break below the lower band may signal continuing bearish trend strength.

The 20 day Chaikin Money Flow indicator is currently 0.117675066. This indicator was developed by Marc Chaikin who observed that the pressures of buying and selling could be figured out by where a period finishes relative to the range of highs and lows. 

The SMA or Simple Moving Average can be calculated for different time periods. The SMA helps smooth out volatility and makes it a bit less difficult to gauge the price trend of a stock. Let’s view some popular SMA levels below:

Simple Moving Average 20 day: 29.86575
Simple Moving Average 100 day: 32.28115
Simple Moving Average 10 day29.8025
Simple Moving Average 50 day: 31.0569
Simple Moving Average 30 day: 29.8155
Simple Moving Average 200 day: 38.081047

Investors will typically be keeping track of historical highs and lows for a particular stock that they are researching. Watching levels for Veritiv Corporation (NYSE:VRTV, we can see that the all time high is currently 62.6, and the all time low is 20.35. Let’s look at some alternate high/low price data:

Six month low: 27.89
Six month high: 51
One year low: 22.284
One year high: 51
Three month low: 27.89
Three month high: 49.45
One month low: 27.89
One month high: 36.28

Investors tracking shares of Veritiv Corporation (NYSE:VRTV) will note that since the stock opened at 28.02, shares have seen a change of 0.27. During that period, the stock has touched a low of 27.91 and tipped a high of 28.33. Volume on the day is presently 23784. 

Traders might be keeping tabs on the Hull Moving Average. The current HMA reading is 28.06561. Traders may use the HMA to help identify the prevalent market trend. This may also lend to spotting useful exit and entry points on the stock.

As investors survey the stock market, they will often look to make the smartest possible decisions when purchasing company shares. Individual investors may have to do a lot more work if they choose to manage their own stock portfolios. Serious investors often review every bit of information that they can get their hands on in order to develop even the slightest edge. Markets have the ability to move substantially in either direction with little or no notice. Investors who prepare themselves to battle the unknown may be able to better ride out stormy stock market conditions when they arise.

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