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iShares Lehman Aggregate Bond
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|It was the negative week for the iShares Lehman Aggregate Bond (AGG). During the week, the AGG gave back -0.33 points, or -0.31%, and closed at 105.75 on Friday, June 08, 2018. Weekly volume was -6% below average. |
Long-term trend: [See AGG long-term trend chart]
A long-term downtrend had started on July 8, 2016 at 113.27 and reached 105.00 on May 17, 2018. AGG lost 8.27 points, or 7.30%, in 96 weeks. The price is now at the 9.07% retracement level.
Medium-term trend: [See AGG medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term downtrend had started on September 7, 2017 at 110.66 and reached 105.00 on May 17, 2018. AGG lost 5.66 points, or 5.11%, in 36 weeks. The chart has formed a Falling Channel chart pattern. The price is near the trend resistance line (105.80). The resistance is usually stronger when technical indicators are overbought. Use the following links to access Trend Support/Resistance Help, or use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with price testing the trend resistance line in a medium-term trend.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See AGG weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly Williams' Percentage Range is oversold. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with weekly oversold Williams' Percentage Range. 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 Williams' Percentage Range help.
During the last week, weekly MACD line has moved above its signal line. Such crossover is considered a bullish signal. 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 May 17, 2018 at 105.00 and reached 107.00 on May 29, 2018. AGG gained -2.00 points, or -1.90%, in 12 days. The chart has formed a Falling Pennant chart pattern. The trend support level is at 105.67 and resistance is at 105.99. A Falling Pennant chart pattern represents a brief pause after a sharp move in a dynamic market. It is considered one of the most reliable continuation patterns.Use the following link to access a Falling Pennant chart pattern help, or use a Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with Falling Pennant pattern in a short-term trend.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See AGG daily technical indicators chart]
Daily technical indicators are neutral.
The daily MACD line is above its signal line since May 22, 2018. This is an indication that the short-term trend is up. The distance between MACD and the signal line is low and getting smaller. It indicates that the current short-term uptrend is getting weak.
During the last week, the price has fallen below the Parabolic SAR (stop and reversal). A Parabolic SAR above the price is a bearish signal, and it indicates that momentum is likely to remain in the downward direction. 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.
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.