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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 S&P SmallCap Low Volatility ETF (:XSLV), we can see that the 10 day is 47.968, the 20 day is 48.08775, and the 30 day is 48.11581 for Invesco S&P SmallCap Low Volatility ETF (:XSLV). Tracking some other time periods, we note that the 50 day SMA is 47.943056 , the 100 day is 47.642299 , and the 200 day SMA is currently 47.6100695.

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 S&P SmallCap Low Volatility ETF (:XSLV):

30 day Exponential Moving Average: 47.98198921
50 day Exponential Moving Average: 47.91207393
100 day Exponential Moving Average: 47.77285304
10 day Exponential Moving Average: 47.92474478
20 day Exponential Moving Average: 47.99345213
200 day Exponential Moving Average: 47.55288989

The HMA or Hull Moving Average for the stock is presently 47.74593667. 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 S&P SmallCap Low Volatility ETF (:XSLV) can see that the stock most recently closed at 47.68
Past 3 months: 0.86717428
One year change: -3.85080645
Year-to-date: 11.84333959
Past week: -0.7078909
Past month: -1.40583006

Scanning through some ratings, we note that the current Oscillator Rating on the stock is a “Sell”. The Moving Average Rating is sitting at a “Strong 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 47.74593667 for Invesco S&P SmallCap Low Volatility ETF (:XSLV). 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 47.52. The 20 period upper band reading is 48.77. 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 S&P SmallCap Low Volatility ETF (:XSLV), we see that since the opening price of 47.7676, the stock has moved -0.0876. Tracking shares, we note that the consensus stock rating is Sell. Volume today clocks in around 88437. Over the course of the current session, the stock has topped out at  47.7676 and seen a low price of 47.6001. 

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