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Mass Index Reading Placed into Perspective For Barclays Asian Selection Fund Ltd-aseans (0672.HK)

Barclays Asian Selection Fund Ltd-aseans (0672.HK) shares have seen the Mass Index reading climb above the key reading of 27.  The Mass Index, developed by Donald Dorsey in the early 1990s, suggests that a reversal of the current trend will likely take place when the range widens beyond a certain point and then contracts.  Although the Mass Index is great at signaling a potential change in the trend, it will not tell you which direction the trend is changing. After all, an uptrend can gain additional bullish momentum and that will also help make the range much wider. It’s important to remember that when the Mass Index technical indicator line is going up, the climbing line is only signaling that the volatility of the stock is going up. However, the Mass Index indicator line does not signify any directional bias of the stock.

When it comes to investing in the stock market, there are many different styles and strategies that can be used. Some investors will want to do all the work themselves to try to adopt a specific plan all their own. Others will attempt to replicate strategies that have worked for others in the past. Of course, there is no sure bet strategy that will produce instant investing success. Taking the time to study all the different investing methods may be useful for some, but not as helpful for others. What worked in the past may not work again in the future. Investors will often need to decide how much risk they are willing to take on when investing in stocks. Once the risk appetite is figured out, they may want to decide how much and how aggressive they want to invest.

At the time of writing, the 14-day ADX for Barclays Asian Selection Fund Ltd-aseans (0672.HK) is 52.98. Many technical chart analysts believe that an ADX value over 25 would suggest a strong trend. A reading under 20 would indicate no trend, and a reading from 20-25 would suggest that there is no clear trend signal. The ADX is typically plotted along with two other directional movement indicator lines, the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI). Some analysts believe that the ADX is one of the best trend strength indicators available.

Some investors may find the Williams Percent Range or Williams %R as a helpful technical indicator. Presently, Barclays Asian Selection Fund Ltd-aseans (0672.HK)’s Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R is resting at -31.53. Values can range from 0 to -100. A reading between -80 to -100 may be typically viewed as strong oversold territory. A value between 0 to -20 would represent a strong overbought condition. As a momentum indicator, the Williams R% may be used with other technicals to help define a specific trend.

When performing stock analysis, investors and traders may opt to view technical levels. Barclays Asian Selection Fund Ltd-aseans (0672.HK) presently has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of 102.49. Investors and traders may use this indicator to help spot price reversals, price extremes, and the strength of a trend. Many investors will use the CCI in conjunction with other indicators when evaluating a trade. The CCI may be used to spot if a stock is entering overbought (+100) and oversold (-100) territory.

Checking in on moving averages, the 200-day is at 0.35, the 50-day is 0.27, and the 7-day is sitting at 0.31. Moving averages may be used by investors and traders to shed some light on trading patterns for a specific stock. Moving averages can be used to help smooth information in order to provide a clearer picture of what is going on with the stock. Technical stock analysts may use a combination of different time periods in order to figure out the history of the equity and where it may be headed in the future. MA’s can be calculated for any time period, but two very popular time frames are the 50-day and 200-day moving averages.

Shifting gears to the Relative Strength Index, the 14-day RSI is currently sitting at 68.49, the 7-day is 70.74, and the 3-day is currently at 69.33 for Barclays Asian Selection Fund Ltd-aseans (0672.HK). 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.

As we move closer towards the end of the year, investors might be looking over the portfolio and trying to see what has been working and what hasn’t been. Investors may be studying the most recent earnings reports of stocks they own in order to make sure that everything is still in order. Active investors might be double checking the portfolio to make sure that it is properly diversified. There might be a few adjustments that need to be made in order to keep the holdings balanced. Of course, nobody can say for sure which way the momentum will shift over the next couple of quarters, but being prepared for any situation is generally considered to be a good idea. 

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