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|It was the negative week for the S&P 500 (^GSPC). During the week, the ^GSPC dropped -64.24 points, or -2.18%, and closed at 2881.40 on Friday, May 10, 2019. It was the worst weekly loss since December 21, 2018. ^GSPC was trading at average weekly trading volume. |
Long-term trend: [See ^GSPC long-term trend chart]
A long-term uptrend had started on March 6, 2009 at 666.79 and reached 2954.13 on May 1, 2019. ^GSPC gained -2287.34 points, or -343.04%, in 529 weeks. The chart has formed a Rising Channel chart pattern. The uptrend resistance line (2448.84) is broken. Usually a broken resistance is considered to be a long-term bullish signal, although a short-term pull back is possible. Use the following links to access Trend Support/Resistance Help, or use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with broken trend resistance line in a long-term trend.
Medium-term trend: [See ^GSPC medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term uptrend had started on December 26, 2018 at 2346.58 and reached 2954.13 on May 1, 2019. ^GSPC gained -607.55 points, or -25.89%, in 18 weeks. The chart has formed a Rising Wedge chart pattern. The uptrend support line (3038.24) is broken. A broken support is considered to be a long-term bearish signal. Use the following links to access Trend Support/Resistance Help, or use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with broken trend support in a medium-term trend.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See ^GSPC weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly Williams' Percentage Range is overbought while Lane's Stochastic is strongly overbought. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with overbought weekly Williams' Percentage Range or strongly overbought weekly Lane's Stochastic. During the last week, weekly Lane's Stochastic main line (%K) has declined below the overbought signal line (%D). Such crossover is considered a bearish signal. Oscillators are designed to signal a possible trend reversal. They can act as alerts and should be taken in conjunction with other technical analysis tools. Oscillators can be used to confirm other technical signals. Use the following links to access Lane's Stochastic and Williams' Percentage Range help.
The weekly MACD line is above its signal line since February 1, 2019. This is an indication that the medium-term trend is up. Use the following link to access a MACD help.
Short-term trend: [See ^GSPC short-term trend chart]
A short-term downtrend had started on May 1, 2019 at 2954.13 and reached 2825.39 on May 10, 2019. ^GSPC lost 128.74 points, or 4.36%, in 9 days. The price is now at the 43.51% retracement level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See ^GSPC daily technical indicators chart]
Daily technical indicators are neutral.
The daily MACD line is below its signal line since April 30, 2019. This is an indication that the short-term trend is down.
During the last week, the price has declined below the moving average in the center of the Bollinger Bands. The Bollinger Bands are often used with a non-oscillator indicator like chart patterns or a trendline. The signals are considered more reliable if these indicators confirm the recommendation of the Bollinger Bands. Use the following links to access the Bollinger Bands Help, or use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with the price above the Upper Bollinger Band or below the Lower Bollinger Band.
Price is close to the 50 Day Moving Average. The moving average crossover signals work better when the stock develops a strong trend, but they are ineffective when the stock is in a trading range. Moving average crossover systems can be effective, but should be used in conjunction with trend patterns, momentum indicators, candlesticks and other aspects of technical analysis. Use the following links to access Moving Average Crossover trading technique, or use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with the Moving Average close to the price level.