Stock Update: Checking the Levels for B2Gold Corp. (BTO.TO) – Aiken Advocate

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Watching the opinion indicators for B2Gold Corp. (BTO.TO), we have noted that the signal is displaying a 64% Sell for the prior week. This is the combined signal for the last week using a variety of studies incorporating price movement. The opinion strength signal is presently reading Weak. This is a longer-term measure verse the historical strength. We are also noting that the opinion direction is currently Weakening. This is a measurement over the last three trading periods that provides an indication of whether the latest recent price movement is following the signal. A Buy or Sell signal with a “Strongest” direction indicates that the signal is gaining strength.

It may be difficult for many investors to decide the right time to buy or sell a stock. Veteran investors may seem like they have it all figured out, and amateurs may feel like they are swimming upstream. Seasoned traders may have spent many years monitoring market ebbs and flows. Knowing when to take profits or cut losses can be a tough skill to achieve. It might be hard letting go of a well researched stock that hasn’t been performing well. Being able to exit a trade that has gone south can be a portfolio saver in the long run.

Checking on some other information, the stock currently has a standard deviation of +1.32. Standard deviation is defined as a measure of the dispersion from the mean in regards to a data set. When dealing with financial instruments, the standard deviation is applied to the annual rate of return to help measure the volatility of a particular investment. Watching the standard deviation may assist investors with trying to figure out if a stock is primed for a major move. The company’s current pivot is 3.44. The pivot point is commonly used as a trend indicator. The pivot is the average of the close, low, and high of the prior trading period.

Focusing in on some other data, we can see that B2Gold Corp. (BTO.TO) has a weighted alpha of -9.70. The weighted alpha measures how much the stock has increased or decreased over the period of one full year. The weighting puts higher emphasis on more recent activity providing a more relevant measure for short-term technical analysts to use. A positive weighted alpha reading indicates that the stock has risen over the past year. A negative reading would indicate that the stock is down over that same time period. Technical traders often use the weighted alpha to help locate stocks that are gathering momentum.

In terms of stock price action over the last month, we note that B2Gold Corp. (BTO.TO) hit a high of 3.93 on 06/23/17 and dropped to a low of 3.32 on 07/13/17. Over the past 5 trading periods, the stock hit a high of 3.56 and a low of 3.32. Investors will be watching to see how the stock will perform heading into the next quarter. Shareholders will also be looking to see if the stock can build momentum heading into the second half of the year. Analysts and investors will both be watching to see how the stock performs leading up to and after the next earnings release.