Currently, the Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) is trading at $10.02—on par with its 200-day moving average level. AMLP is marginally above its 50-day moving average level of $9.9, which might act as support in the short term. AMLP broke below its 200-day level in October, which has acted as a strong resistance from the last several trading sessions. Once AMLP breaks above this level, there might be a bullish tone. AMLP’s relative strength index is at 43, which indicates that it isn’t in the overbought or the oversold zone.
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The short interest in AMLP increased ~30% on March 29. On March 15, the total shorted units in AMLP were ~24.2 million. The total shorted shares rose to 31.5 million on March 29.
A rise in a stock’s short interest might indicate that more investors expect it to fall from its current price levels. A company or fund’s short interest level indicates the number of its shares that have been sold short and not yet squared off. The short interest measures investors’ anxiety.
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