Investors may be wondering what’s in store for the next couple of months in terms of the stock market. Bull markets are times when investors may be willing to take some liberties with stock picks. Risk management is typically on the minds of many investors. Investors trying to gain an advantage may be searching for the perfect balance and diversification to help ease the risk and give the portfolio a needed boost. With so many different stocks to study, it may take a while to hone in on the proper ones. Investors will also be closely following the next round of economic data. Investors may be on the lookout for the next major data announcement that either keeps the bulls in charge or ushers in the bears.   

Following the Chaikin Money Flow indicator, we note that the current 20 day value is -0.08593037 on shares of Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE:SWM). Traders will watch to see if the indicator can help confirm an ongoing trend. In the midst of a bullish trend, the CMF value staying above zero may point to continuous buying pressure and the possibility of a sustained rise in price. In the midst of a bearish trend, the CMF value staying below zero may show continuous selling pressure and the possibility of continued price decline.

Trading on volume of 96586, Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE:SWM) has seen a change from the open of -0.095 since the stock opened at 31.475. Monitoring today’s activity, the stock has hit a high point of 31.625 and slipped to a low of 31.18. 

Checking in on the Awesome Oscillator, we see that the reading is -0.25229324. Traders may follow this oscillator to measure market momentum. Created by Bill Williams, the Awesome Oscillator calculates the difference of the 5 period and 34 period SMA.

The 20 day Keltner Channels upper envelope is 31.92413227. The 20 day Keltner Channels lower envelope is 30.87335751. The Keltner Channels indicator was introduced by Chester Keltner in his book How to Make Money in Commodities. Keltner’s ideas have since been expanded upon and are widely used by technical traders.

Donchian Channels may be useful for technical traders. The primary function of the indicator is to measure volatility. The bands will widen when volatility is high, and they will become narrow with low volatility. The 20 day upper band level is 33.07. For the same period, the lower band level is 30.35.

Shares of Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE:SWM) ended last session at 31.38. Following today’s trade, we note that the stock has moved -0.22257552% since the opening bell. The company has a current market cap of 966620067. The stock’s high price over the last month is presently 33.07.

Watching volatility readings, we can see the current value for the stock is 1.42817282. Volatility for the week stands at 2.27533664, and the monthly reading is 2.82603243. Volatility involves the amount of risk in relation to the amount of change in a stock’s value. 

Scanning the equity market, we note that the stock’s current Oscillator Rating is showing “Buy”. Traders will take note of many different factors when examining a stock’s health. Flipping over to the Moving Average Rating, we see that the current sentiment is pointing to a “Strong Sell”.

Some investors will scour the markets looking for cheap, quality stocks. These stocks can be attractive for investors looking to find a bargain that could turn into a big winner. Investors may be cautious when searching for these types of stocks. Often times, a stock will see a huge jump and then everyone will hop on the bandwagon to buy without checking into the fundamentals. Sometimes this strategy may work out, but in many cases, the stock has already made the run and become too expensive to add to the portfolio. Conducting diligent research and constantly adding to the individual’s overall market education level may help the investor sift through the sea of stocks and find those names that are really worth getting into.