SLM Corp Technical Analysis (NASDAQ:SLM)

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$11.21 $0.02 (0.18%) SLM stock closing price Aug 15, 2018 (Closing)

Technical analysis is based on the study of past price and volume movements of a security with the help of technical stock charts or trading charts. Just by looking at the SLM Corp stock price one can't take a trading decision. A trader needs to find a chart pattern, which is a clear cut pattern formation on the SLM stock chart which creates a trading signal.

See SLM Corp bollinger bands, SMA - 200 day moving average, 50 day moving average and exponential moving averages. Technical analysis essentially tries to study the supply and demand for a particular security and determine the stock trends for that security. Chartists use stock price movements for this form of SLM Corp stock analysis.

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SLM Corp Moving Average

Moving averages help predict the price direction of SLM stock based on certain triggers, but with a lag, and form building blocks for other technical indicators like the MACD and bollinger bands. The longer the duration of the moving average, the higher the lag. For example, 200 day moving averages for SLM Corp are mostly signals of long term trends and will help long term traders.

SLM Corp Bollinger Bands

Bollinger bands comprise of a center line usually SLM SMA, and two SLM stock price bands above and below it. The stock is considered overbought when the price starts moving closer towards the upper band, and is considered oversold as stock price moves closer towards the lower band. The stock price is trading between the average and the lower band in the context of SLM Corp bollinger bands.

SLM Corp Moving Average Convergence Divergence or MACD

The moving average convergence divergence or MACD is a technical indicator which helps gauge the stock price trend, as the indicator is useful in understanding the strength, direction and momentum of the stock price. The SLM Corp MACD indicator can be used to identify bullish and bearish trends for the stock.

SLM Corp Relative Strength Index

The RSI technical indicator is a momentum oscillator. It compares the speed and change in price movements. The relative strength index of SLM stock is 48.2.