Investors may be searching high and low for the secret to attaining success in the markets. Knowing when to sell can be just as important as deciding which stocks to buy. Holding on to a loser for too long may leave a sour taste in the mouth. Investors may have unrealistic expectations about a particular name. Knowing when to cut and run can be a gigantic savior for overall portfolio health. Of course if investors end up selling winners too early, they will most likely be leaving too much profit on the table. Finding a good balance and knowing overall market conditions can help with the decision if the time has come. Closely tracking fundamentals and technicals can help give some insight into stock price behavior. Making sure company earnings are in line may also be a wise choice when investing in a recently researched stock.

The Awesome Oscillator reading is currently 1.7014558 for IDACORP, Inc. (NYSE:IDA). 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.

Traders will take note of the 20 day Chaikin Money Flow indicator that is now at 0.341204 on shares of IDACORP, Inc. (NYSE:IDA). 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.

Taking a look at the Donchian Channels indicator, we note that the 20 day lower band is 97.19. The 20 day upper band is 101.62. This indicator was created by Richard Donchian, and traders follow these channels to help identify potential trading signals.

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:

10 day Exponential Moving Average: 100.28966
20 day Exponential Moving Average: 99.67809
30 day Exponential Moving Average: 99.32249
50 day Exponential Moving Average: 99.0039
100 day Exponential Moving Average: 98.63426
200 day Exponential Moving Average: 98.00917

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Following trading action on shares of IDACORP, Inc. (NYSE:IDA), we see that the stock has moved 0.89 since the opening price of 100.73. So far, the stock has reached a high of 101.62 and dipped to a low of 100.6. The consensus rating on the stock is currently Strong Buy, and today’s volume has been measured around 3200.

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 99.6275. The Woodie support 1 pivot is 98.835, and the Woodie resistance 1 pivot is 102.065. The Camarilla one month pivot is presently 99.34. The one month Classic pivot is 99.34 and the Classic resistance 1 is 101.49 while the Classic support 1 pivot is measured at 98.26.

Tracking some stock ratings, we can see that the stock’s Moving Average Rating is currently pointing to a “Strong Buy”. 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 “Buy”.

As we move into the second half of the year, investors will be keeping a close watch on their portfolios. There are plenty of financial gurus who are predicting the end of the bull market run, and there are plenty on the other side who believe that stocks are bound for greater heights. Whichever way the markets go, investors will need to watch which companies are hitting their marks on the earnings front. Investors may closely follow sell-side analyst estimates. It is important to remember that analyst projections are just that, projections. Following analyst expectations can provide a good glimpse into company actions, but strictly following what the analysts are saying may lead to difficulty in the future. Doing careful and extensive individual stock research may provide the investor with a more robust scope with which to successfully trade the market.

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