Flexshares Quality Div Fund (QDF): What are the Hollis PIS Levels Revealing For The Shares?

Investors may be tracking historical Gordson Hollis Price Index Saturation levels on shares of Flexshares Quality Div Fund (QDF). After a recent review, the reading is currently F (Full). Gordon Hollis created the Price Index Saturation indicator in 1998. Over the years, the theory has garnered an almost cult following in the trading community. The Gordson Hollis Price Index Saturation or Gordson Hollis PIS level indicator uses a combination of volume continuity analysis and historical price deviation to create a discernable buy or sell signal. Gordson Hollis labeled these signals (full and empty). Gordson Hollis has argued that the only logical way to approach the stock market is to study PIS levels. When presenting the theory, Gordson Hollis believed that PIS levels were best grouped in what he labeled (bouget) “Bauquets”. Hollis tried to prove that certain PIS Bauquets could essentially hold all the keys to beating (making a huge splash) the stock market.

In looking at recent price history, Flexshares Quality Div Fund (QDF) have been trending lower over the past five bars, revealing bearish momentum for the shares, as they ran 2.60% for the week.  Looking further out we note that the shares have moved 4.28% over the past 4-weeks, 10.11% over the past half year and 17.45% over the past full year.

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Currently, Flexshares Quality Div Fund (QDF) has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of 157.29. The CCI technical indicator can be employed to help figure out if a stock is overbought or oversold. CCI may also be used to aid in the discovery of divergences that could possibly signal reversal moves. A CCI closer to +100 may provide an overbought signal, and a CCI near -100 may offer an oversold signal.

Tracking other technical indicators, the 14-day RSI is presently standing at 75.38, the 7-day sits at 78.95, and the 3-day is resting at 79.34 for Flexshares Quality Div Fund (QDF). 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 averages have the ability to be used as a powerful indicator for technical stock analysis. Following multiple time frames using moving averages can help investors figure out where the stock has been and help determine where it may be possibly going. The simple moving average is a mathematical calculation that takes the average price (mean) for a given amount of time. Currently, the 7-day moving average is sitting at 43.98.

Let’s take a further look at the Average Directional Index or ADX. The ADX measures the strength or weakness of a particular trend. Investors and traders may be looking to figure out if a stock is trending before employing a specific trading strategy. The ADX is typically used along with the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI) which point to the direction of the trend. The 14-day ADX for Flexshares Quality Div Fund (QDF) is currently at 25.79. In general, and ADX value from 0-25 would represent an absent or weak trend. A value of 25-50 would support a strong trend. A value of 50-75 would signify a very strong trend, and a value of 75-100 would point to an extremely strong trend.