Putting the Technicals Into Perspective For Quantum Corp (QTM)

Quantum Corp (QTM) 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.Technical analysts might also consider some other factors when weighing their options on shares of Quantum Corp (QTM). The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is one of multiple popular technical indicators created by J. Welles Wilder. Wilder introduced RSI in his book “New Concepts in Technical Trading Systems” which was published in 1978. RSI measures the magnitude and velocity of directional price movements. The data is represented graphically by fluctuating between a value of 0 and 100. The indicator is computed by using the average losses and gains of a stock over a certain time period. RSI can be used to help spot overbought or oversold conditions. An RSI reading over 70 would be considered overbought, and a reading under 30 would indicate oversold conditions. A level of 50 would indicate neutral market momentum. Presently, the 14-day RSI is standing at 51.94, the 7-day is 51.24, and the 3-day is resting at 35.39.

Currently, the 14-day ADX for Quantum Corp (QTM) is sitting at 19.17. 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.

Investors have the ability to use technical indicators when completing stock research. At the time of writing, Quantum Corp (QTM) has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of 29.81. Developed by Donald Lambert, the CCI is a versatile tool that may be used to help spot an emerging trend or provide warning of extreme conditions. In terms of Moving Averages, the 7-day is resting at 6.24. Moving averages have the ability to be used as a powerful indicator for technical stock analysis. Interested traders may be keeping an eye on the Williams Percent Range or Williams %R. Williams %R is a popular technical indicator created by Larry Williams to help identify overbought and oversold situations. Quantum Corp (QTM)’s Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R currently sits at -48.19. In general, if the indicator goes above -20, the stock may be considered overbought. Alternately, if the indicator goes below -80, this may point to the stock being oversold.