Active Runners in Focus: Mortgage Backed Bond ETF SPDR (MBG) and Nuveen Muni Value Fund (NUW)

Mortgage Backed Bond ETF SPDR (MBG) shares are moving today on volatility -0.08% or $-0.02 from the open. The NYSE listed company saw a recent bid of $25.94 and 26079 shares have traded hands in the session.

Investors might be taking a closer look into the crystal ball to try and decipher what is in store for the second half of the year in the stock market. While cautious optimism may be the prevailing sentiment, many investors will be looking to take the portfolio to the next level. With markets still riding high, the big question is whether the momentum will push stocks higher or if the bears start to take over. There may still be a few undervalued stocks with much more upside potential ready to make big moves. Finding these stocks may involve doing a little more homework. Investors may be looking to take advantage of any little sell-off that might provide some bargain buying opportunities.

Mortgage Backed Bond ETF SPDR’s Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R currently sits at -69.57. The Williams %R oscillates in a range from 0 to -100. A reading between 0 and -20 would point to an overbought situation. A reading from -80 to -100 would signal an oversold situation. The Williams %R was developed by Larry Williams. This is a momentum indicator that is the inverse of the Fast Stochastic Oscillator.

Currently, the 14-day ADX for Mortgage Backed Bond ETF SPDR (MBG) is sitting at 20.09. 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.

The RSI, or Relative Strength Index, is a widely used technical momentum indicator that compares price movement over time. The RSI was created by J. Welles Wilder who was striving to measure whether or not a stock was overbought or oversold. The RSI may be useful for spotting abnormal price activity and volatility. The RSI oscillates on a scale from 0 to 100. The normal reading of a stock will fall in the range of 30 to 70. A reading over 70 would indicate that the stock is overbought, and possibly overvalued. A reading under 30 may indicate that the stock is oversold, and possibly undervalued. After a recent check, the 14-day RSIfor Mortgage Backed Bond ETF SPDR (MBG) is currently at 38.72, the 7-day stands at 35.33, and the 3-day is sitting at 23.32.

Needle moving action has been spotted in Nuveen Muni Value Fund (NUW) as shares are moving today on volatility -0.87% or -0.15 from the open. The NYSE listed company saw a recent bid of 17.17 and 26054 shares have traded hands in the session.

Scanning the equity markets, it is quite obvious that there are plenty of stocks to choose from. This may make things a bit overwhelming for the beginner investor, but it should also be seen as a great opportunity. Of course, studying up on every single stock may be nearly impossible. Just focusing in on a few different stocks at a time that pique the interest may be the way to start. Investors are often bombarded with stock picking strategies and sure bet winners. Some of the information might end up being correct, but a lot of it may turn out to be nonsense. If investors decide to manage their own money, they may want to make sure that no stone is left unturned. Doing the proper amount of research can work wonders for the health of a portfolio over the course of time. Following a proven market guru may work for some, but it may leave others with many questions that have gone unanswered. What works for one investor may not work for another.

Currently, the 14-day ADX for Nuveen Muni Value Fund (NUW) is sitting at 13.31. 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. 

Nuveen Muni Value Fund (NUW) currently has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of -123.23. 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. 

After a recent check, Nuveen Muni Value Fund’s  14-day RSI is currently at 42.08, the 7-day stands at 32.21, and the 3-day is sitting at 11.94.

Taking a deeper look into the technical levels of Nuveen Muni Value Fund (NUW), we can see that the Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R currently sits at -83.87. The Williams %R oscillates in a range from 0 to -100. A reading between 0 and -20 would point to an overbought situation. A reading from -80 to -100 would signal an oversold situation. The Williams %R was developed by Larry Williams. This is a momentum indicator that is the inverse of the Fast Stochastic Oscillator.

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