Investors may be combing through all the latest earnings reports and trying to make sense of all the numbers. With lots of information readily available, investors may be searching for that next batch of stocks to add to the portfolio. Finding high quality stocks may be at the top of the investor’s checklist. Once high quality stocks are spotted, the investor may be then looking for bargains among those stocks. Many investors will look for stocks that have displayed consistent earnings growth over an extended period of time. When a company drastically over performs for a quarter, investors may be quick to investigate. The same things may be done if a company severely underperforms compared to projections. 

Looking at the volatility for Western Asset Managed Municipals Fund Inc. (NYSE:MMU), we note that the current reading is 1.7624521. High volatility may show how the stock’s value can possibly be spread out over a larger range of values. Lower volatility points to the fact that a stock tends to be steadier. Weekly stock volatility clocks in at 0.87352026 while volatility for the month comes in at 1.0372947. The current Bull Bear Power reading for the stock is 0.2405102.

The Donchian Channels indicator can be used to figure out if a market is overbought or oversold. A price breakthrough of either the upper or lower band may signal these conditions. The current reading for the 20 day lower band is 12.83. The current reading for the 20 day upper band is 13.27.

Technical analysts will note that the Awesome Oscillator reading is presently 0.08179412. This oscillator may fluctuate above and below a zero line and can be used to create a wide variety of trading signals.

Traders have the ability to use many different indicators when studying stocks. The Ichimoku Cloud is a highly popular indicator that helps display support and resistance. Looking at some Ichimoku levels, we note that the Ichimoku Cloud Base Line level is 13.05. The Ichimoku Could Conversion Line reading is 13.15. From another angle, the Ichimoku Lead 1 is presently 13.115, and the Lead 2 level is 12.945.

Investors are often searching through all the numbers to help decide which stocks to purchase. Taking a closer look at shares of Western Asset Managed Municipals Fund Inc. (NYSE:MMU), we see that the stock’s latest close price was 13.27. Tracking historical price information can help investors see the bigger picture when looking at a stock. Since the beginning of the year, shares have seen a change of 4.4881887. Over the last full year, shares have moved 0.11316484. Bringing the focus in, the stock has changed 10.814197 over the past three months, -0.30052593 over the last month, and 1.0662605 over the last week. Traders will be closely watching to see what happens to the stock price over the next couple of sessions.

Traders often use pivot point analysis to calculate proper support and resistance levels. Pivot points can be used as markers for traders to identify entry and exit positions. We can now take a look at some one month pivot points:

Fibonacci: 13.083333
Fibonacci support 1: 13.033673
Fibonacci support 2: 13.002994
Woodie: 13.0775
Woodie support 1: 13.005
Woodie resistance 1: 13.135
Camarilla: 13.083333
Classic: 13.083333
Classic resistance 1: 13.146667
Classic support 1: 13.016666

Scanning the levels on shares of Western Asset Managed Municipals Fund Inc. (NYSE:MMU), investors might be seeing how close the current price is in relation to some historical high and low prices. Looking out over the previous 3 months, we note that the high/low is 13.5158/11.92. Over the past 1 month, the high/low is 13.3399/12.8. Looking back over the last full-year, the high price is 13.5158, and the low price sits at 11.5. For the last six months, the high was seen at 13.5158, and the low was noted at 11.5.

Investors may be analyzing the portfolio as we continue to move closer to the end of the year. Studying first half results may assist to identify trades that panned out, and those that didn’t. Keeping tabs on pervious trade outcomes may be a good way to accurately see what actually happened. It may be necessary to dig a little deeper to try and figure out why certain trades worked, and why others did not. Many investors may feel like they have missed the boat, and they may be wondering if stocks will see increased momentum closing out the year. Attaining comprehensive knowledge of the markets may take years to truly figure out. Combining technical analysis and tracking fundamentals may help the investor see the complete picture and develop confidence for trading into the future. Being able to sift through the endless sea of information may take some perseverance and extreme focus. 

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