Shares of International Biotechnology Trust Plc (IBT.L) have seen the volume moving average (VMA) climb over the past seven sessions. The stock recently touched 620.00, or a change of 2.00 from the most recent open.
Volume Moving Average, as the name indicates, is a moving average of the volume rather than the price. VMA represents the average volume over a specified period of time and can be used to chart a stock, ETF or index for a period as short as a few minutes to as long as many years. By smoothing out individual surges in the volume activity, VMA allows you to see the general trends and volume patterns of a stock or index.
A longer period VMA (aka Slow VMA – a larger number for the period) is often used to highlight long-term surges in volume. Significant volume surges sometimes precede long-term trend reversals. A shorter-period VMA (aka Fast VMA – a smaller number for the period) is often used to highlight short-term volume surges, which may precede short-term trend reversals. Watch out when selecting your period for your VMA to avoid setting your period too high or too low, as the volume will either be smoothed out too much or be too erratic for practical use.
Turning to technicals, shares of International Biotechnology Trust Plc (IBT.L) have a 200-day moving average of 595.87. The 50-day is 577.62, and the 7-day is sitting at 610.86. Using a wider time frame to assess the moving average such as the 200-day, may help block out the noise and chaos that is often caused by daily price fluctuations. In some cases, MA’s may be used as strong reference points for spotting support and resistance levels. Employing the use of the moving average for technical equity analysis is still highly popular among traders and investors. The moving average can be used as a reference point to assist with the discovery of buying and selling opportunities.
International Biotechnology Trust Plc (IBT.L)’s Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R currently sits at -10.00. The Williams %R oscillates in a range from 0 to -100. A reading between 0 and -20 would point to an overbought situation. A reading from -80 to -100 would signal an oversold situation. The Williams %R was developed by Larry Williams. This is a momentum indicator that is the inverse of the Fast Stochastic Oscillator.
International Biotechnology Trust Plc (IBT.L) currently has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of 150.72. Active investors may choose to use this technical indicator as a stock evaluation tool. Used as a coincident indicator, the CCI reading above +100 would reflect strong price action which may signal an uptrend. On the flip side, a reading below -100 may signal a downtrend reflecting weak price action. Using the CCI as a leading indicator, technical analysts may use a +100 reading as an overbought signal and a -100 reading as an oversold indicator, suggesting a trend reversal.
Currently, the 14-day ADX for International Biotechnology Trust Plc (IBT.L) is sitting at 18.05. Generally speaking, an ADX value from 0-25 would indicate an absent or weak trend. A value of 25-50 would support a strong trend. A value of 50-75 would identify a very strong trend, and a value of 75-100 would lead to an extremely strong trend. ADX is used to gauge trend strength but not trend direction. Traders often add the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI) to identify the direction of a trend.
The RSI, or Relative Strength Index, is a widely used technical momentum indicator that compares price movement over time. The RSI was created by J. Welles Wilder who was striving to measure whether or not a stock was overbought or oversold. The RSI may be useful for spotting abnormal price activity and volatility. The RSI oscillates on a scale from 0 to 100. The normal reading of a stock will fall in the range of 30 to 70. A reading over 70 would indicate that the stock is overbought, and possibly overvalued. A reading under 30 may indicate that the stock is oversold, and possibly undervalued. After a recent check, the 14-day RSI is currently at 73.21, the 7-day stands at 85.41, and the 3-day is sitting at 97.87.