The investing world can be an exciting yet scary place. It is an ever-changing environment filled with profits, losses, and everything in-between. There are always new challenges waiting right around the corner for the individual investor. Just when things seem stable and steady, some unexpected event can send markets into a tizzy. Most investors try hard to create a stock portfolio that can stand on its own during the stormy periods. Unsettling market conditions come with the territory, but knowing how to deal with these conditions can separate the winners from the losers over the long run.

Taking a look at the Donchian Channels indicator on shares of Calamos Global Total Return Fund (NASDAQ:CGO), we note that the 20 day lower band is 12.62. The 20 day upper band is 13.39. This indicator was created by Richard Donchian, and traders follow these channels to help identify potential trading signals.

There are a number of different pivot points that traders can use when conducting stock analysis. Pivot points can be useful for traders looking to establish trading entry and exit points. Focusing on some popular one month pivots, we see that the Woodie pivot is currently at 13.27. The Woodie support 1 pivot is 13.15, and the Woodie resistance 1 pivot is 13.39. The Camarilla one month pivot is presently 13.303333. The one month Classic pivot is 13.303333 and the Classic resistance 1 is 13.456667 while the Classic support 1 pivot is measured at 13.216666.

Traders will take note of the 20 day Chaikin Money Flow indicator that is now at -0.10455665 for Calamos Global Total Return Fund (NASDAQ:CGO). The value of this indicator will fluctuate between 1 and -1. Traders may be watching when the CMF crosses zero. This cross might point to a bullish or bearish price reversal depending on which way it is moving crossing the zero line.

Technical traders have many tools at their disposal when conducting stock research. One of those tools is the Exponential Moving Average or EMA. The EMA is similar to the simple moving average, but more weight is put on the newest data. Let’s look at some different EMA levels:

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10 day Exponential Moving Average: 12.97966
20 day Exponential Moving Average: 12.983021
30 day Exponential Moving Average: 12.895927
50 day Exponential Moving Average: 12.682881
100 day Exponential Moving Average: 12.318322
200 day Exponential Moving Average: 12.27071

Tracking some stock ratings, we can see that the stock’s Moving Average Rating is currently pointing to a “Sell”. Traders may be monitoring many different indicators in order to get a grasp of where the stock may be moving in the near future. Taking a look at the Oscillators rating, we note that the reading is pointing to a “Sell”.

Following trading action on shares of Calamos Global Total Return Fund (NASDAQ:CGO), we see that the stock has moved -0.03 since the opening price of 12.69. So far, the stock has reached a high of 12.69 and dipped to a low of 12.62. The consensus rating on the stock is currently Sell, and today’s volume has been measured around 3000.

The Awesome Oscillator reading is currently -0.05120588. Technical traders will watch the AO especially when it crosses above or below the zero line. A move above the line may signal a bullish scenario. A move below the zero line may indicate a bearish selling opportunity. The AO may prove to be a valuable tool for many momentum traders.

Investing in the stock market offers the potential for big returns. On the flip side, investors can also experience major losses when trading equities. Investors are typically trying their best to maximize returns while limiting losses. Figuring out the best way to do this is no easy proposition. There may be periods where everything seems to be working out, and the returns are rolling in. There may be other times when nothing seems to be going right, and the losses start to pile up. Nobody can predict with pinpoint certainty which way the market will shift in the future. Preparing the portfolio for multiple scenarios can help the investor stick it out when the waters get choppy. Having a properly diversified stock portfolio may help investors ride out the turbulence when it inevitably takes control of the market.  

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