Managing the stock portfolio can be a very challenging task. To manage the portfolio successfully, it can take a lot of dedicated time, effort, and perseverance. Studying the market and being in tune with the economic landscape can help investors gain the knowledge that is needed to come out on top. Controlling emotions and consistently following a plan may be the keys to keep the investor on track. As many seasoned investors know, the stock market can be a wild ride full of many ups and downs. Being able to stay calm and focused during the rocky periods can assist the investor when making those highly important portfolio decisions.  

Expanding the technical focus for Flaherty & Crumrine Preferred Income Fund Inc. (NYSE:PFD), we see that the Keltner Channels 20 day upper band is 13.636041, and the 20 day lower band is13.538261. The Keltner Channels indicator is similar to Bollinger Bands and Moving Average Envelopes.

Many traders will look to optimize stock trades by using various technical indicators. The Ichimoku Cloud indicator is highly flexible and is commonly used in conjunction with the RSI to help confirm momentum and overall trends. Let’s focus on a few different Ichimoku readings on shares of Flaherty & Crumrine Preferred Income Fund Inc. (NYSE:PFD):

Ichimoku Cloud Base Line: 13.525
Ichimoku Cloud Conversion Line: 13.75
Ichimoku Lead 1: 13.115
Ichimoku Lead 2: 12.225

Traders following shares of Flaherty & Crumrine Preferred Income Fund Inc. (NYSE:PFD) may have noted that the stock most recently closed at 13.76. Going back a full-year, the stock has seen a change of 1.2509198 over that stretch. Taking the focus in to more recent action, shares have seen a move of 0.7320644 over the last week. Over the prior month, the stock has moved 3.3420954. Over the past three months, the stock has moved 21.12676.

There are multiple moving average indicators that traders may rely on when conducting stock research. One of the most popular is the Simple Moving Average. The SMA is unweighted, meaning that each period in the set of data is weighted equally. Looking at some SMA levels, we can see that the 10 day is 13.712, the 20 day is 13.5685, and the 30 day is 13.454333. Tracking some other time periods, we note that the 50 day SMA is 13.3256 , the 100 day is 12.59245 , and the 200 day SMA is currently 12.823925.

Tracking some one month stock pivot points for Flaherty & Crumrine Preferred Income Fund Inc. (NYSE:PFD), we note that the Classic Pivot is 13.573334, the Classic resistance 1 is 13.746667, and the Classic support 1 is presently 13.486667. The Fibonacci one month pivot is 13.573334 while the Fibonacci support 1 pivot is 13.474013, and the Fibonacci support 2 is 13.412653. Looking at one month Woodie pivot, we note the level at 13.61. The Woodie support 1 pivot is 13.56, and the Woodie resistance 1 pivot is 13.82.

Traders focusing on technical analysis may be interested in following the Awesome Oscillator level. Currently, the reading is 0.3122647. Typically, when the Awesome Oscillator moves above the zero line, this would indicate that the short term momentum is rising quicker than the long term momentum. A cross below the zero line would indicate that short term momentum is dropping faster than the long term momentum.

Dedicated investors often strive hard to set themselves up for success. Finding long-lasting success in the stock market may not be an easy endeavor. The mindset of a short-term trader may differ greatly from that of a long-term investor. Investors often have to be prepared for many different situations. Obtaining the proper knowledge about stocks and the investing world is typically a main goal for active traders and investors. Once the investor is armed with knowledge, they may be able to see things that others cannot. This may involve staying up to date on various fundamentals, technicals, and macro-economic conditions. 

Tracking the Hull Moving Average, we note that the current level is 13.773889. The Hull Moving Average was introduced by Alan Hull. Swing traders often use this indicator in combination with other signals in order to help identify possible entry and exit spots.