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iShares Lehman Aggregate Bond
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|It was a second consecutive positive week for the iShares Lehman Aggregate Bond (AGG). During the week, the AGG climbed 0.29 points, or 0.27%, and closed at 106.97 on Friday, February 1, 2019. Weekly volume was 92% above average. |
Long-term trend: [See AGG long-term trend chart]
A long-term downtrend had started on September 7, 2017 at 110.66 and reached 103.94 on November 2, 2018. AGG lost 6.72 points, or 6.07%, in 60 weeks. The chart has formed a Falling Wedge chart pattern. The downtrend resistance line (103.40) is broken. A broken support is considered to be a long-term bullish 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 resistance line in a long-term trend.
Medium-term trend: [See AGG medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term uptrend had started on November 2, 2018 at 103.94 and reached 108.51 on January 22, 2019. AGG gained -4.57 points, or -4.40%, in 11 weeks. The price is now at the 33.70% retracement level.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See AGG weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly technical indicators are neutral. Weekly Relative Strength Index has bearish divergence. Use the following links to access the Relative Strength Index help, or use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with weekly Relative Strength Index bearish divergence. The divergence between price and indicator is considering one of the most important buy/sell stocks trading 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 link to access Relative Strength Index help.
The weekly MACD line is above its signal line since November 30, 2018. This is an indication that the medium-term trend is up. The distance between MACD and the signal line is near its high and getting bigger. It indicates that the current medium-term uptrend is strong. Use the following link to access a MACD help.
Short-term trend: [See AGG short-term trend chart]
A short-term uptrend had started on January 18, 2019 at 106.28 and reached 108.51 on January 22, 2019. AGG gained -2.23 points, or -2.10%, in 4 days. The price is now at the 69.06% retracement level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See AGG daily technical indicators chart]
Daily technical indicators are neutral. During the last week, daily Lane's Stochastic signal line (%D) has moved above oversold area. Such crossover is considered a bullish signal. Use the following link to access Lane's Stochastic help.
During the last week, daily MACD line has moved above its signal line. Such crossover is considered a bullish signal.
A Parabolic SAR (stop and reversal) indicator (106.72) comes close to the price (106.97). It indicates that the trend is getting weaker. A Parabolic SAR is used as a trailing stop loss for long or short positions. It works best during strong trending periods. Use the following links to access Parabolic SAR Help, or use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with the Parabolic SAR close to the price level.
The price touches the upper Bollinger Band. 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.