Creating a diversified stock portfolio is one way that investors may combat the unknown. Appropriate levels of risk that include different market scenarios might vary from one individual investor to the next. Investors may need to careful that they do not become too reliant on one big position. When that position is producing returns, it can be easy to assume that the holding will continue to produce positive results. If the portfolio is weighted too heavily on one or two big positions, an overall market downturn may send the investor reeling. Finding that proper portfolio balance is typically what dedicated investors strive for.

Investors tracking shares of iShares Edge MSCI Intl Momentum Factor ETF (:IMTM) will note that the stock has seen a change of -0.34542313% since the open. Shares recently finished the previous session at 28.85. The one month high for the stock is currently standing at 28.99. 

Investors may be interested in the current Bull Bear Power reading on the stock which is currently at 0.41187003. Investors may also be looking at some historical volatility numbers. Volatility for the month is presently 0.48928717. Looking back for the previous week, volatility is 0.3811126.

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 for iShares Edge MSCI Intl Momentum Factor ETF (:IMTM), we note that the Ichimoku Could Conversion Line level is 28.63, and the Ichimoku Cloud Base Line level is 28.31. Tracking some variations, the Ichimoku Lead 1 is presently 27.135, and the Lead 2 level is 26.175.

Switching the focus to the Awesome Oscillator, we see that the present reading is 0.72601473. 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: 28.8
Classic: 28.8
Classic resistance 1: 28.86
Classic support 1: 28.77
Fibonacci: 28.8
Fibonacci support 1: 28.76562
Fibonacci support 2: 28.74438
Woodie: 28.8675
Woodie support 1: 28.905
Woodie resistance 1: 28.995

Traders may be keeping a close eye on shares of iShares Edge MSCI Intl Momentum Factor ETF (:IMTM). 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 28.85, we note that the stock has seen a move of -0.1387925 over the previous week. Looking back out over the last month, the stock has moved 1.3023583. Over the past three months, the stock has seen a change of 8.36537. 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 12.421875. Going back a full 52 weeks, the stock has seen a change of -6.5280933 over that period of time.

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:

50 day EMA: 27.897318
100 day EMA: 27.761713
200 day EMA: 28.041431
10 day EMA: 28.711483
20 day EMA: 28.474995
30 day EMA: 28.237247

At some point, individual investors may find themselves routinely falling prey to the lure of performance chasing. It can be highly tempting to want to be a part of a near-term stock run to the upside. Short-term investors may only be interested in these types of moves, but longer-term investors may want to be a bit more cautious. Chasing performance may end up leading the investor away from previously defined goals and the overall strategy. Investors who are committed to achieving long-term success may occasionally need to reshuffle the deck when the short-term clatter becomes too noisy.