Traders are often looking for any little advantage that they can get when attempting to grab profits in the stock market. Traders might be closely watching insider buying and selling as well as what the successful fund managers are doing. Following the smart money can help investors get a grasp on the bigger picture of what is going on with certain equities. There is no shortage of information that the individual trader can get their hands on. Figuring out how to best put that information to work is an important part of any trading plan. With so much data to track, traders may need to decide which information they will use when making the big investing decisions. Pinpointing the next great trade could be just around the corner, but it may take some hard work and enhanced focus.

Traders use pivot point analysis to help determine key levels where a stock price may react. Tracking these turn around levels may help the trader while attempting stock analysis. Looking at some current one month pivots for Western Asset Managed Municipals Fund Inc. (NYSE:MMU), we note that the Fibonacci pivot is 13.283334 while the Fibonacci support 1 pivot is 13.241313, and the Fibonacci support 2 is 13.215353. Checking on the one month Woodie pivot, we note the level at 13.3125. The Woodie support 1 pivot is 13.305, and the Woodie resistance 1 pivot is 13.415.

Following recent trading activity, we note that Western Asset Managed Municipals Fund Inc. (NYSE:MMU) has seen a move of -0.14836796% since the open. The prior close was 13.46 and the one month high price is currently 13.5814. 

Shifting the technical focus to Keltner Channels, we see that the 20 day upper envelope is 13.420991. The 20 day lower envelope is currently 13.323983. Traders may be watching for a breakthrough of the higher or lower Keltner bands.

After a recent check, we see that the Bull Bear Power reading is 0.120218344. Moving to some volatility readings, we see that the current value is 1.1185682. Looking out for the week, volatility is 0.91870457. For the previous month, volatility is at 0.6210831. Investors often track volatility across sectors to compare with the overall volatility in the market.

A good way for investors to understand stock price movements is to look at how it has performed at various intervals in the past. Tracking shares of Western Asset Managed Municipals Fund Inc. (NYSE:MMU), we see that the most recent close price was 13.46
Year-to-date: 6.141732
Prior week: 1.4212518
Prior month: 2.665651
Last 6 months:15.2136755
Last 3 months: 1.8126888

Investors might be looking around every corner when analyzing shares of Western Asset Managed Municipals Fund Inc. (NYSE:MMU). Many investors will closely track a stock when it nears a major historical high or low point. Let’s take a quick peek at some major historical highs and lows for the stock:

All time high: 16.42
All time low: 6.75
52 week high: 13.7875
52 week low: 11.5
6 month high: 13.7875
6 month low: 11.5
3 month high: 13.7875
3 month low: 12.8
One month high: 13.5814
One month low: 13.07

Traders using technical analysis may be employing moving average indicators to assist with gauging a certain market move or to indicate its strength. Many traders will rely on the EMA or Exponential Moving Average to accomplish this. Checking on some recent levels we can see that the 10 day EMA is 13.4301, the 20 day is 13.372487, and the 30 day is 13.3362055. Pulling back a bit, we note that the 100 day EMA is 13.139638, the 50 day is 13.282013, and the 200 day EMA is 12.965903.

Investors will be closely watching which way market momentum will shift as we cruise into the back half of the year. Earnest investors will most likely be pouring over the latest earnings reports trying to spot buying opportunities. Many investors will pay especially close attention to companies that have posted large surprise factors over the past quarter. As the dust settles, investors might be monitoring stock price activity following the earning release in order to set up a plan for trading around the next earnings season.   

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