Indicator Focus: Stochastic RSI Showing Bearish Divergence on Shares of Potash America Inc (PTAM)

Following the numbers for Potash America Inc (PTAM), we have seen that the 14 day Stochastic RSI reading is showing a possible bearish divergence. Traders will be monitoring session action closely to see if there is indeed bearish momentum building, or the shares reach oversold status and see a reversal.

Taking a peek at some Moving Averages, the 200-day is at 0.00, the 50-day is 0.00, and the 7-day is sitting at 0.00. The moving average is a popular tool among technical stock analysts. Moving averages are considered to be lagging indicators that simply take the average price of a stock over a specific period of time. Moving averages can be very useful for identifying peaks and troughs. They may also be used to help the trader figure out proper support and resistance levels for the stock.

Potash America Inc (PTAM)’s Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R presently is at -100.00. In general, if the reading goes above -20, the stock may be considered to be overbought. Alternately, if the indicator goes under -80, this may show the stock as being oversold.

Currently, Potash America Inc (PTAM) has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of -59.64. The CCI technical indicator can be employed to help figure out if a stock is overbought or oversold. CCI may also be used to aid in the discovery of divergences that could possibly signal reversal moves. A CCI closer to +100 may provide an overbought signal, and a CCI near -100 may offer an oversold signal.

Let’s take a further look at the Average Directional Index or ADX. The ADX measures the strength or weakness of a particular trend. Investors and traders may be looking to figure out if a stock is trending before employing a specific trading strategy. The ADX is typically used along with the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI) which point to the direction of the trend. The 14-day ADX for Potash America Inc (PTAM) is currently at 13.78. In general, and ADX value from 0-25 would represent an absent or weak trend. A value of 25-50 would support a strong trend. A value of 50-75 would signify a very strong trend, and a value of 75-100 would point to an extremely strong trend.

The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is one of multiple popular technical indicators created by J. Welles Wilder. Wilder introduced RSI in his book “New Concepts in Technical Trading Systems” which was published in 1978. RSI measures the magnitude and velocity of directional price movements. The data is represented graphically by fluctuating between a value of 0 and 100. The indicator is computed by using the average losses and gains of a stock over a certain time period. RSI can be used to help spot overbought or oversold conditions. An RSI reading over 70 would be considered overbought, and a reading under 30 would indicate oversold conditions. A level of 50 would indicate neutral market momentum. The 14-day RSI is currently sitting at 45.85, the 7-day is at 40.35, and the 3-day is spotted at 20.48 for Potash America Inc (PTAM).

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