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|It was a first positive week after 4 consecutive negative weeks for the Boston Scientific (BSX). During the week, the BSX gained 0.98 points, or 2.74%, and closed at 36.81 on Friday, November 02, 2018. It was the best weekly gain since September 14, 2018. Weekly volume was 8% above average. |
BSX is a member of Healthcare Sector. Healthcare is the most overbought sector. Sector/industry rotation is considered a proven strategy to beat the market. Use the following links to find overbought/oversold technical indicators by Sector or by Industry.
Long-term trend: [See BSX long-term trend chart]
A long-term uptrend had started on July 26, 2012 at 4.79 and reached 39.44 on October 2, 2018. BSX gained -34.65 points, or -723.38%, in 322 weeks. The chart has formed a Rising Channel chart pattern. The uptrend resistance line (30.12) 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 BSX medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term downtrend had started on October 2, 2018 at 39.44 and reached 34.74 on October 29, 2018. BSX lost 4.70 points, or 11.92%, in 3 weeks. The chart has formed a Falling Channel chart pattern. The trend support level is at 34.57 and resistance is at 37.53. A Falling Channel represents price movement contained between parallel lower (support) and upper (resistance) trend lines. Trading Channeling stocks is one of the most reliable and accurate trading techniques that provide traders with precise entry and exit points as well as stop-losses and take-profit recommendations. Use the following link to access a Falling Channel chart pattern help, or use a Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with Falling Channel pattern in a medium-term trend.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See BSX weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly technical indicators are neutral.
The weekly MACD line is below its signal line since October 19, 2018. This is an indication that the medium-term trend is down. The distance between MACD and the signal line is low, but getting bigger. It indicates that the current medium-term downtrend is getting stronger. Use the following link to access a MACD help.
Short-term trend: [See BSX short-term trend chart]
A short-term uptrend had started on October 29, 2018 at 34.74 and reached 37.59 on November 2, 2018. BSX gained -2.85 points, or -8.20%, in 4 days. The price is now at the 27.37% retracement level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See BSX daily technical indicators chart]
Daily technical indicators are neutral.
The daily MACD line is below its signal line since October 3, 2018. The distance between MACD and the signal line is low and getting smaller.
During the last week, the price has risen above the Parabolic SAR (stop and reversal). A Parabolic SAR below the price is a bullish signal, and it indicates that momentum is likely to remain in the upward 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 moved above 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.
During the last week, the 20 Day Moving Average has crossed below the 50 Day Moving Average. Such crossover is considered a bearish signal. 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.