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As traders scan the equity market, they may be using Simple Moving Averages to help figure out where a stock is headed. Following some SMA levels for Invesco BulletShares 2021 Corporate Bond ETF (:BSCL), we can see that the 10 day is 21.19272, the 20 day is 21.185025, and the 30 day is 21.18377 for Invesco BulletShares 2021 Corporate Bond ETF (:BSCL). Tracking some other time periods, we note that the 50 day SMA is 21.18649 , the 100 day is 21.130027 , and the 200 day SMA is currently 21.064342.

Dedicated traders will often pay close attention to Exponential Moving Average levels. EMA study can help guide traders when gauging market strength. We can see the following EMA levels on Invesco BulletShares 2021 Corporate Bond ETF (:BSCL):

30 day Exponential Moving Average: 21.18400869
50 day Exponential Moving Average: 21.17319931
100 day Exponential Moving Average: 21.13619245
10 day Exponential Moving Average: 21.18651079
20 day Exponential Moving Average: 21.18670501
200 day Exponential Moving Average: 21.06461966

The HMA or Hull Moving Average for the stock is presently 21.17477111. The HMA may help with technical analysis by reducing lag and heightening responsiveness. Traders often find that following this indicator helps with reduction of noise.

Investors following Invesco BulletShares 2021 Corporate Bond ETF (:BSCL) can see that the stock most recently closed at 21.16
Past 3 months: 0.85795996
One year change: 2.02507232
Year-to-date: 1.97590361
Past week: -0.18867925
Past month: -0.37664783

Scanning through some ratings, we note that the current Oscillator Rating on the stock is a “Buy”. The Moving Average Rating is sitting at a “Sell”. Traders may use these signals in conjunction with other indicators in order to set up the chart for future trading success.

Traders following the Hull Moving Average will note that the current level is 21.17477111 for Invesco BulletShares 2021 Corporate Bond ETF (:BSCL). The calculation uses the weighted moving average and it puts the emphasis on recent prices over older prices.

Technical traders focusing on Donchian Channels will note that the 20 period lower band reading is currently 21.13. The 20 period upper band reading is 21.23. Donchian Channels can be used to gauge the volatility of a market. This is a banded indicator akin to Bollinger Bands.

Putting a closer focus on shares of Invesco BulletShares 2021 Corporate Bond ETF (:BSCL), we see that since the opening price of 21.165, the stock has moved -0.005. Tracking shares, we note that the consensus stock rating is Sell. Volume today clocks in around 102596. Over the course of the current session, the stock has topped out at  21.17 and seen a low price of 21.16. 

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