As with all aspects of the trading sphere, the stock market today is a highly volatile market that is constantly fluctuating. For this reason, traders need to consider numerous factors to enhance their strategy and maximize their earnings. We’ve provided our readers with a chart that portrays live stock rates so that you can have a single place to see all of the information about your stocks. Live stock prices are constantly fluctuating, so it’s essential to check in often to see where your stocks lie and see how the shifts may influence your trading plan.
The stock graphs above provide you with information about the price of stocks over a specific period of time. You can adjust the live stock charts to various time periods, such as one month or one year. Looking at different time periods allows you to understand the primary trends of the stocks over time.
Advanced stock charts show more data, such as the stock’s expected performance in addition to historical performance. The series of letters located after the company’s name is referred to as the “ticker symbol,” which helps identify the company’s overall stock exchange. Live stock prices found on the chart are an essential tool for stock trading, as it provides current and historical information, which can then be used to devise a strategy for your stock trading.
In addition to the historical and live stock rates, there are four other data points that will help as you are trading. The first piece of data is the trend line. The trend line is the line that is either going up or down. All stocks take dives and make climbs, so if you see a large dive or big jump, this alone is not enough reason to execute a trade. If you see significant rises or dips, this is an indication that you should investigate further to see what’s going on with the company or economy to determine what may have caused the shift in value.
The second piece of information to consider is the lines of support and resistance or the periods of time where the stock value remains relatively consistent. These general trend levels are typical indicators that a stock’s value will not go above or below a certain point unless there is a significant shift in the market. Think of the minor dips and climbs as bumpers in a bowling alley; the stock’s value will generally bounce between. These resistance and support lines are subjective, and everyone will have different interpretations as to where they will fall. When considering where to draw lines of resistance and support, note that there is a lot of guesswork, and there isn’t a clear-cut way to draw these lines. Use your overall judgment and think about your short and long-term goals. Those with short-term goals will probably draw more resistance and support lines in shorter periods of time compared to those with long-term holding goals.
The third piece of advice is to know when the dividends and stock split occur. The dividend occurs at a period of time when the company gives portions of the company’s earnings back to the stockholders. Basically, if you own a share of stock, you’ll get a small portion of the yearly profits. Not all companies issue dividends, so another factor in determining whether or not the company you hold shares for participates in that. If dividends are distributed, then it’s important to note that the value of the company is not shifting, but rather the stock is increasing due to the dividends. Some companies distribute dividends quarterly, while others may distribute them yearly.
The final piece of information to consider is the historical trading volumes. The bottom of the charts reveals many little vertical lines which represent the volume for which the stock was traded. When there are major spikes in trade volume, that typically indicates that there has been good or negative news about the company. Increases in trading volume can also shift the stock’s value.
We hope that you will use all of this information to make informed trading decisions. Our stock market live stream should be used as a tool to help understand trends and shifts in the stock market, and we hope that you will find it helpful. As always, happy trading, friends.