Volatility Watch for BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCBP): Week Levels at 1.57172138

Investors will be trying to gauge which way stock market momentum will shift as we head into the close of the calendar year. Some may be of the mindset that the bears will be taking over shortly. Others may be super bullish and ready for the market to make a further run higher. Trying to predict which way the tide will shift is no easy task. Being prepared for any situation that arises is a god way to combat the uncertainty that always follows the market. Being prepared can help the investor make quick, tough decisions when the time comes. Many investors may have already figured out that holding onto losers for too long can be damaging for the portfolio. They may have also realized that holding onto winners too long can also have negative effects. Finding that perfect buy/sell balance can end up being the difference between a good portfolio and a great one.

Technical stock analysts are always using every possible piece of information to help make the best possible trades. A popular flexible indicator is the Ichimoku Cloud. This indicator can help portray the momentum and trend direction of a stock. Ichimoku signals can help the trader find possible entry and exit points. Checking on some recent indicator levels for BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCBP), we note that the Ichimoku Could Conversion Line level is 12.695, and the Ichimoku Cloud Base Line level is 12.71. Tracking some variations, the Ichimoku Lead 1 is presently 13.285, and the Lead 2 level is 13.56.

Switching the focus to the Awesome Oscillator, we see that the present reading is -0.20266971. Traders may be watching this oscillator to help identify a change in momentum. The AO can be a useful tool when trying to understand certain price movements.

Investors may be interested in the current Bull Bear Power reading on the stock which is currently at -0.71346848. Investors may also be looking at some historical volatility numbers. Volatility for the month is presently 1.72186959. Looking back for the previous week, volatility is 1.57172138.

Traders often use pivot point indicators when conducting technical stock analysis. Pivot points are commonly used to help identify trends of various time periods. Let’s check on some different one month pivot points on shares of BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCBP):

Camarilla: 12.90616667
Classic: 12.90616667
Classic resistance 1: 13.12383333
Classic support 1: 12.75233333
Fibonacci: 12.90616667
Fibonacci support 1: 12.76425367
Fibonacci support 2: 12.67657967
Woodie: 12.877125
Woodie support 1: 12.69425
Woodie resistance 1: 13.06575

Investors tracking shares of BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCBP) will note that the stock has seen a change of -0.40160643% since the open. Shares recently finished the previous session at 12.4. The one month high for the stock is currently standing at 13.2. The firm currently has a market capitalization of 207573210.

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Traders may be looking at some EMA levels on company shares. The exponential moving average can be very useful when applied correctly. They tend to work well when markets are trending. Here’s a look at some popular EMA levels:

50 day EMA: 12.82699575
100 day EMA: 12.80057596
200 day EMA: 12.75595052
10 day EMA: 12.7170819
20 day EMA: 12.80582148
30 day EMA: 12.82971482

Individual investors often strive to create a solid strategy before trying to take on the market. Setting up realistic, attainable goals, may be a good place for the amateur to start. There are many different approaches that the investor can take when getting into the stock market. Some investors will try to follow strategies that have worked for others in the past. Sometimes this will work, and sometimes it will not. Markets and economic landscapes are constantly changing. A strategy that worked yesterday may not work again tomorrow. Investors who put in the time to do the necessary homework may find themselves much better off when the market decides to rear its ugly head at some point down the road. 

As soon as an individual decides what they want out of their investments, they can start formulating the best way to accomplish those goals. The time horizon for each investor may be different. Fluctuations in the financial markets can have a big effect on shorter-term investments. Investors that need a certain amount of money in a shorter amount of time may be looking to develop a stock market strategy with a bit less risk involved. On the other end of the spectrum, a younger investor with a longer time horizon might be able to search for stocks with a higher potential for growth that may involve much more risk. The volatility of today’s markets can test the nerves of any investor. Understanding volatility and market fluctuations can help the investor gauge their risk tolerance in the markets.

Traders may be keeping a close eye on shares of BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCBP). Looking at past price performance may help them gauge how the stock will react in the future. Keeping in mind the most recent close price of 12.4, we note that the stock has seen a move of -4.32098765 over the previous week. Looking back out over the last month, the stock has moved -3.04925723. Over the past three months, the stock has seen a change of -6.90690691. Investors may want to go back even further to see what has transpired over a longer period of time. Since the start of the calendar year, shares have changed 18.43361987. Going back a full 52 weeks, the stock has seen a change of -17.8807947 over that period of time.

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