Moving 0.00% from the most recent open, shares of MMA Capital Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMAC) have landed on investor watchlists as the latest bid puts the equity at $28.45.  Investors interested in stocks under $5 have given this stock a second look over the past few weeks.

Investors may be searching for various types of stocks to help diversify the portfolio. Growth stocks include shares of companies that may have the possibility of generating higher than average profit growth and revenues. These companies tend to pump earnings back into the business, and they generally expand quicker than the overall economy. Although growth stocks can be a bit riskier, they can also provide a higher level of reward down the line. Cyclical stocks consist of companies that typically will ride the wave of the overall economy. These shares tend to perform well when the economy is doing well and perform poorer when the economy is faltering.

Many investors are concerned with the proper portfolio diversification. Stock portfolio diversification entails spreading the investment dollars around to help minimize risk. When investors are creating a portfolio, they may be looking to add a combination of growth, value, income, dividend, and foreign stocks. They may also be spreading out stock picks among various industries. Keeping a mix of stocks that perform differently under certain market conditions can help keep the portfolio afloat when the environment shifts. Holding a few large positions in a small number stocks may lead to trouble if the market turns sour and stock prices decline drastically.

The average investor might not have the time to monitor every single tick of a given stock, but taking a look at historical performance may help provide some valuable insight on where the stock may be trending in the future. Over the past week, MMA Capital Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMAC) has performed 2.52%. For the past month, shares are 9.63%. Over the last quarter, shares have performed 9.42%. Looking back further, MMA Capital Holdings, Inc. stock has been 5.76% over the last six months, and 12.90% since the start of the calendar year. For the past full year, shares are -0.35%.

There is rarely any substitute for diligent research, especially when it pertains to the equity markets. No matter what strategy an investor employs, keeping abreast of current market happenings is of the utmost importance. Everyone wants to see their stock picks soar, but the stark reality is that during a market wide sell-off, this may not be the case. Recently, shares of MMA Capital Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMAC) have been seen trading 6.30% away from the 200-day moving average and 7.12% off the 50-day moving average. The stock is currently trading -3.23% away from the 52-week high and separated 42.11% from the 52-week low. MMA Capital Holdings, Inc.’s RSI is presently sitting at 66.24.

When conducting stock research, some investors will choose to start from the top-down while others may choose to begin from the bottom-up. Starting from the top-down typically includes studying the overall economy, industries, and multiple markets. Stocks tend to perform differently at certain points in economic cycles. Figuring out where the economy is can help find the sectors that will outperform. Once specific sectors are identified, investors might be able to then select certain stocks within those sectors. Investors who start with from the bottom-up may start by analyzing individual stocks first. This may include looking for stocks that are undervalued in relation to the perceived value of the company. Many investors will use a combination of both styles when undertaking detailed stock research.

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