CSR Ltd (CSR.AX) Ticks to 3.97; Below Elder Force

CSR Ltd (CSR.AX) shares are on watch as the Elder Force line has moved below zero.  The indicator was created by Alexander Elder in a book titled “Trading for a Living”.  The scale fluctuates above and below zero, providing insight on the power of a stock movement based on direction and magnitude of volume.  The indicator helps confirm price trends. The indicator visually shows when a strong shift in buying or selling momentum occurs. When the Force Index clings to the zero line, there is little momentum and traders may want to stay on the sidelines instead of initiating trades. A forceful rise above zero on the indicator shows strong buying pressure; when the indicator stays above zero it signifies an uptrend.  Similarly a forceful drop below the zero line indicates strong selling pressure and a downtrend.

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Checking on current RSI levels on shares of CSR Ltd (CSR.AX), the 14-day RSI is currently standing at 42.65, the 7-day is at 37.55, and the 3-day is resting at 50.82. Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a frequently used technical analysis tool. RSI helps measure changes in price movement of a specific equity. RSI is a momentum oscillator that moves in a range from 0 to 100. RSI is generally used to interpret whether a stock is overbought or oversold. As a general rule, an RSI over 70 may indicate an overbought situation. On the other end of the spectrum, a reading under 30 may indicate an oversold situation.

CSR Ltd (CSR.AX) currently has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of -56.33. Active investors may choose to use this technical indicator as a stock evaluation tool. Used as a coincident indicator, the CCI reading above +100 would reflect strong price action which may signal an uptrend. On the flip side, a reading below -100 may signal a downtrend reflecting weak price action. Using the CCI as a leading indicator, technical analysts may use a +100 reading as an overbought signal and a -100 reading as an oversold indicator, suggesting a trend reversal.

Shares of CSR Ltd (CSR.AX) have a 200-day moving average of 3.36. The 50-day is 4.08, and the 7-day is sitting at 3.95. Using a bigger time frame to assess the moving average such as the 200-day, may help block out the noise and chaos that is often caused by daily price fluctuations. In some cases, MA’s may be used as strong reference points for spotting support and resistance levels.

The Average Directional Index or ADX is technical analysis indicator used to describe if a market is trending or not trending. The ADX alone measures trend strength but not direction. Using the ADX with the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI) may help determine the direction of the trend as well as the overall momentum. Many traders will use the ADX alongside other indicators in order to help spot proper trading entry/exit points. Currently, the 14-day ADX for CSR Ltd (CSR.AX) is 28.79. Generally speaking, an ADX value from 0-25 would indicate an absent or weak trend. A value of 25-50 would indicate a strong trend. A value of 50-75 would signal a very strong trend, and a value of 75-100 would indicate an extremely strong trend. The Williams Percent Range or Williams %R is another technical indicator that may be useful for traders and investors.

Many investors enter the stock market without a plan in place. Investment goals may be a highly important part of coming out on top. Investors may need to set realistic and measureable goals in order to build a baseline for success. Defining investment goals clearly can help keep individual investors from making common mistakes and losing their shirts. Creating a plan for entering the equity market may start by setting up goals and outlining the objectives of the individual. These goals can differ depending on the person and situation. Many investors will opt to follow strategies put in place by others. This may work fine for some, but not as well for others. Keeping a close eye on particular stocks in the portfolio may help the investor when the time comes to adjust the holdings. Being able to adapt to rapidly changing market environments may turn out to be immensely important when the winds of uncertainty blow in.

The Williams %R is designed to provide a general sense of when the equity might have reached an extreme and be primed for a reversal. As a general observance, the more overbought or oversold the reading displays, the more likely a reversal may take place. The 14 day Williams %R for CSR Ltd (CSR.AX) is noted at -61.97. Many consider the equity oversold if the reading is below -80 and overbought if the indicator is between 0 and -20.

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