Republic First Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRBK$):: Monthly Run at -8.876812

Investors are constantly on the lookout for that next great stock pick. Finding that particular stock that had been overlooked by the rest of the investing community can bring great satisfaction to the individual investor. Spotting these stocks may take a lot of time and effort, but the rewards may be well worth it. Knowledge is power, and this principle also translates over to the equity market. Investors who are able to dig a little bit deeper may be setting themselves up for much greater success in the long run. These days, investors have access to a wide range of information. Trying to filter out the important information can be a key factor in portfolio strength. Knowing what data to look for and how to trade that information is extremely important. Successful investors are typically able to focus their energy on the right information and then apply it to a trading strategy. 

Scanning the levels on shares of Republic First Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRBK), investors might be seeing how close the current price is in relation to some historical high and low prices. Looking out over the previous 3 months, we note that the high/low is 6.73/4.95. Over the past 1 month, the high/low is 5.915/4.95. Looking back over the last full-year, the high price is 9.3, and the low price sits at 4.95. For the last six months, the high was seen at 7.85, and the low was noted at 4.95.

Investors are often searching through all the numbers to help decide which stocks to purchase. Taking a closer look at shares of Republic First Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRBK), we see that the stock’s latest close price was 5.02. Tracking historical price information can help investors see the bigger picture when looking at a stock. Since the beginning of the year, shares have seen a change of -15.745394. Over the last full year, shares have moved -40.82353. Bringing the focus in, the stock has changed -17.540983 over the past three months, -8.876812 over the last month, and 0.3992016 over the last week. Traders will be closely watching to see what happens to the stock price over the next couple of sessions.

Traders have the ability to use many different indicators when studying stocks. The Ichimoku Cloud is a highly popular indicator that helps display support and resistance. Looking at some Ichimoku levels, we note that the Ichimoku Cloud Base Line level is 5.27. The Ichimoku Could Conversion Line reading is 5.175. From another angle, the Ichimoku Lead 1 is presently 5.455, and the Lead 2 level is 5.62.

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Traders often use pivot point analysis to calculate proper support and resistance levels. Pivot points can be used as markers for traders to identify entry and exit positions. We can now take a look at some one month pivot points:

Fibonacci: 5.1466665
Fibonacci support 1: 4.9594865
Fibonacci support 2: 4.843847
Woodie: 5.1525
Woodie support 1: 4.845
Woodie resistance 1: 5.335
Camarilla: 5.1466665
Classic: 5.1466665
Classic resistance 1: 5.3233333
Classic support 1: 4.8333335

Looking at the stock’s volatility, we note that the current reading is 2.1956089. High volatility may show how the stock’s value can possibly be spread out over a larger range of values. Lower volatility points to the fact that a stock tends to be steadier. Weekly stock volatility clocks in at 4.282291 while volatility for the month comes in at 4.1184564. The current Bull Bear Power reading for the stock is -0.13653132.

The Donchian Channels indicator can be used to figure out if a market is overbought or oversold. A price breakthrough of either the upper or lower band may signal these conditions. The current reading for the 20 day lower band is 4.97. The current reading for the 20 day upper band is 5.46.

Technical analysts will note that the Awesome Oscillator reading is presently -0.2532647 on shares of Republic First Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRBK). This oscillator may fluctuate above and below a zero line and can be used to create a wide variety of trading signals.

As most investors know, the stock market can be a highly volatile place. Investors often have to figure out a way that they can personally stay on track so they don’t veer of course. Sticking to a well-researched trading strategy may work for some people. Others may jump into the market head first without too much planning and hope to gain profits by learning as they go. The stock market learning curve may be vastly different for individuals depending on their circumstances and backgrounds. What’s good for one person may not be good for another. When the markets are rising steadily and running along smoothly, investors may feel like they can do no wrong when it comes to picking stocks. People who become overconfident in their abilities may be faced with a harsh reality when the market shifts and momentum builds to the downside. Investors who are prepared for any economic situation might be able to much better ride out the storm when the time comes.