Successful investors have typically created a diversified portfolio that has included proper risk analysis and is designed to withstand various market environments. Once the portfolio is set up, investors can work on managing the portfolio for the long-term. Every investor may have a different set of personal goals and expectations for what they intend to get from the market in terms of returns. Expecting too much from the market can often times leave the investor disappointed. Although many people will try to predict returns with pinpoint accuracy, nobody can say for sure what the market will provide. Keeping expectations realistic can help the individual investor better set themselves up for achieving those goals in the future.

Traders may be looking at some EMA levels on company shares. The exponential moving average can be very useful when applied correctly. They tend to work well when markets are trending. Here’s a look at some popular EMA levels for Franklin Covey Co. (NYSE:FC) :

50 day EMA: 26.640327
100 day EMA: 25.861647
200 day EMA: 25.147133
10 day EMA: 28.219568
20 day EMA: 27.568657
30 day EMA: 27.147457

Investors may be interested in the current Bull Bear Power reading on the stock which is currently at 1.6106615. Investors may also be looking at some historical volatility numbers. Volatility for the month is presently 3.0300348. Looking back for the previous week, volatility is 2.9990737.

Investors tracking shares of Franklin Covey Co. (NYSE:FC) will note that the stock has seen a change of -1.8524871% since the open. Shares recently finished the previous session at 28.61. The one month high for the stock is currently standing at 29.5.

Technical stock analysts are always using every possible piece of information to help make the best possible trades. A popular flexible indicator is the Ichimoku Cloud. This indicator can help portray the momentum and trend direction of a stock. Ichimoku signals can help the trader find possible entry and exit points. Checking on some recent indicator levels, we note that the Ichimoku Could Conversion Line level is 28.51, and the Ichimoku Cloud Base Line level is 27.11. Tracking some variations, the Ichimoku Lead 1 is presently 25.3125, and the Lead 2 level is 25.595.

Switching the focus to the Awesome Oscillator, we see that the present reading is 2.0593824. Traders may be watching this oscillator to help identify a change in momentum. The AO can be a useful tool when trying to understand certain price movements.

Traders often use pivot point indicators when conducting technical stock analysis. Pivot points are commonly used to help identify trends of various time periods. Let’s check on some different one month pivot points:

Camarilla: 27.656666
Classic: 27.656666
Classic resistance 1: 30.023333
Classic support 1: 26.073334
Fibonacci: 27.656666
Fibonacci support 1: 26.147766
Fibonacci support 2: 25.215567
Woodie: 27.7125
Woodie support 1: 26.185
Woodie resistance 1: 30.135

Traders may be keeping a close eye on shares of Franklin Covey Co. (NYSE:FC). Looking at past price performance may help them gauge how the stock will react in the future. Keeping in mind the most recent close price of 28.61, we note that the stock has seen a move of 0.7716591 over the previous week. Looking back out over the last month, the stock has moved 11.098221. Over the past three months, the stock has seen a change of 19.958246. Investors may want to go back even further to see what has transpired over a longer period of time. Since the start of the calendar year, shares have changed 28.660994. Going back a full 52 weeks, the stock has seen a change of 11.356589 over that period of time.

For investors just starting out, having clear investment goals can be a big asset when approaching the stock market. If individuals can’t see clearly where they want to go, they may end up somewhere that they don’t necessarily want to be. Taking the time to actually develop a plan and goals can help get the ball rolling. Keeping these goals in mind as the investment process progresses may help the investor stay on track when the ride gets rough. The stock market can be an intimidating place for those who are new to the investing world. Accumulating knowledge and staying focused can help the investor slowly peel away the layers of uncertainty.