Atlas Energy Llc (ATLS) Touches Lower Technical Indicator

Chartists are paying particular close attention to shares of Atlas Energy Llc (ATLS) as the equity has touched the near-term bottom Bollinger Band, touching 0.1010 on a recent trade.  Using this along with several other technical indicators can help investors understand if the shares will continue the downward momentum or bounce back up from the band. 

Bollinger Bands are a technical analysis tool, specifically they are a type of trading band or envelope. Trading bands and envelopes serve the same purpose, they provide relative definitions of high and low that can be used to create rigorous trading approaches, in pattern recognition, and for much more. Bands are usually thought of as employing a measure of central tendency as a base such as a moving average, whereas envelopes encompass the price structure without a clearly defined central focus, perhaps by reference to highs and lows, or via cyclic analysis. We’ll use the term trading bands to refer to any set of curves that market technicians use to define high or low on a relative basis.

As a market becomes volatile, its Bollinger bands will expand (referred to as expansion); as it flattens out they will contract (contraction). In this way, they enable traders to see beyond short-term volatility and gain insight into longer price movements.

The use of Bollinger bands can also indicate whether a market is heading into overbought or oversold territory. When a market’s price continually moves outside the upper parameters of a Bollinger band, it can be considered to be overbought, and when it moves below the lower band it could be considered oversold.

Digging deeper into other technical data, {Atlas Energy Llc (ATLS) has a current 14 day Williams %R reading of -95.00. Levels can range from 0 to -100. A Williams %R that falls between -80 to -100 is typically viewed as being in strong oversold territory. A value between 0 to -20 would represent a strong overbought condition. As a momentum indicator, the Williams R% has the ability to be used with other technicals to help define a specific trend.

Atlas Energy Llc (ATLS) presently has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of -125.78. Typically, the CCI oscillates above and below a zero line. Normal oscillations tend to stay in the range of -100 to +100. A CCI reading of +100 may represent overbought conditions, while readings near -100 may indicate oversold territory. Although the CCI indicator was developed for commodities, it has become a popular tool for equity evaluation as well. Checking on another technical indicator, the 14-day RSI is currently sitting at 45.47 and the 7-day rests at 39.93.

The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a highly popular technical indicator. The RSI is computed base on the speed and direction of a stock’s price movement. The RSI is considered to be an internal strength indicator, not to be confused with relative strength which is compared to other stocks and indices. The RSI value will always move between 0 and 100. One of the most popular time frames using RSI is the 14-day.

Moving average indicators are commonly tracked by technical stock analysts. Many traders will use a combination of moving averages with multiple time periods to help spot stock trend direction. One of the more popular combinations is to use the 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Investors may use the 200-day MA to help smooth out the data a get a clearer long-term picture. They may look to the 50-day or 20-day to get a better grasp of what is going on with the stock in the near-term. Presently, the 200-day moving average is at 0.26, and the 50-day is 0.11. The 14-day ADX for Atlas Energy Llc (ATLS) is standing at 18.03. Many chart analysts believe that an ADX reading over 25 would suggest a strong trend. A reading under 20 would suggest no trend, and a reading from 20-25 would suggest that there is no clear trend signal.