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 First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) will note that the stock has seen a change of 0.8508914% since the open. Shares recently finished the previous session at 24.89. The one month high for the stock is currently standing at 26.2. 

Investors may be interested in the current Bull Bear Power reading on the stock which is currently at 0.4209824. Investors may also be looking at some historical volatility numbers. Volatility for the month is presently 2.6701837. Looking back for the previous week, volatility is 2.6796744.

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 First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC), we note that the Ichimoku Could Conversion Line level is 24.3, and the Ichimoku Cloud Base Line level is 24.2. Tracking some variations, the Ichimoku Lead 1 is presently 24.1525, and the Lead 2 level is 25.685.

Switching the focus to the Awesome Oscillator, we see that the present reading is 0.2967353. 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: 24.733334
Classic: 24.733334
Classic resistance 1: 25.116667
Classic support 1: 24.506666
Fibonacci: 24.733334
Fibonacci support 1: 24.500313
Fibonacci support 2: 24.356354
Woodie: 24.7875
Woodie support 1: 24.615
Woodie resistance 1: 25.225

Traders may be keeping a close eye on shares of First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC). 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 24.89, we note that the stock has seen a move of 0.04017678 over the previous week. Looking back out over the last month, the stock has moved -3.150525. Over the past three months, the stock has seen a change of 1.9656019. 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 4.9747047. Going back a full 52 weeks, the stock has seen a change of -13.541667 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: 24.859995
100 day EMA: 25.34123
200 day EMA: 25.998877
10 day EMA: 24.60737
20 day EMA: 24.573586
30 day EMA: 24.620548

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.