Digging into Energy Alphadex First Trust (FXN)’s Technicals

Energy Alphadex First Trust (FXN) touched its lower 7-day moving average bollinger band.  Investors will be paying close attention to the shares to see if they will experience a bounce off the bottom or continue the downward near-term trend.

Developed by technical analyst John Bollinger in the 1980s, Bollinger Bands identify the degree of real-time volatility for a currency pair. Traders keep a close eye on volatility because a sudden increase in volatility levels is often the prelude to a market trend reversal. Bollinger Bands are placed over a price chart and consist of a moving average together with upper and lower bands that define pricing “channels”.

The initial bottom of this formation tends to have substantial volume and a sharp price pullback that closes outside of the lower bollinger band. These types of moves typically lead to what is called an “automatic rally.” The high of the automatic rally tends to serve as the first level of resistance in the base building process that occurs before the stock moves higher.Turning to Relative Strength Index for Energy Alphadex First Trust (FXN), the 14-day RSI is currently noted at 76.38, the 7-day is 83.47, and the 3-day is sitting at 76.64. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a very popular momentum indicator used for technical analysis. The RSI can help show 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.

In terms of CCI levels, Energy Alphadex First Trust (FXN) currently has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of 73.12. 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. The 14-day ADX is presently 40.51. Many technical chart analysts believe that an ADX reading over 25 would suggest a strong trend. A level 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.

Investors may be studying other technical indicators like the Williams Percent Range or Williams %R. The Williams %R is a momentum indicator that helps measure oversold and overbought levels. This indicator compares the closing price of a stock in relation to the highs and lows over a certain time period. A common look back period is 14 days. Energy Alphadex First Trust (FXN)’s Williams %R presently stands at -14.89. The Williams %R oscillates in a range from 0 to -100. A reading between 0 and -20 would indicate an overbought situation. A reading from -80 to -100 would indicate an oversold situation. Looking at some moving average levels, the 200-day is at 14.49, the 50-day is 13.30, and the 7-day is sitting at 14.33. Moving averages can help identify trends and price reversals. They may also be used to help spot support and resistance levels. Moving averages are considered to be lagging indicators meaning that they confirm trends. A certain stock may be considered to be on an uptrend if trading above a moving average and the average is sloping upward. On the other side, a stock may be considered to be in a downtrend if trading below the moving average and sloping downward.