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|It was the negative week for the iShares MSCI EAFE Index (EFA). During the week, the EFA gave back -0.40 points, or -0.61%, and closed at 65.16 on Friday, June 14, 2019. Weekly volume was -23% below average. |
Long-term trend: [See EFA long-term trend chart]
A long-term downtrend had started on January 26, 2018 at 75.27 and reached 56.77 on December 26, 2018. EFA lost 18.50 points, or 24.58%, in 47 weeks. The price is now at the 45.35% retracement level.
Medium-term trend: [See EFA medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term uptrend had started on December 26, 2018 at 56.77 and reached 66.99 on May 3, 2019. EFA gained -10.22 points, or -18.00%, in 18 weeks. The price is now at the 17.91% retracement level.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See EFA weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly technical indicators are neutral.
The weekly MACD line is above its signal line since January 25, 2019. This is an indication that the medium-term trend is up. The distance between MACD and the signal line is low, but getting bigger. It indicates that the current medium-term uptrend is getting stronger. Use the following link to access a MACD help.
Short-term trend: [See EFA short-term trend chart]
A short-term uptrend had started on May 31, 2019 at 63.07 and reached 66.36 on June 11, 2019. EFA gained -3.29 points, or -5.22%, in 11 days. Price is near the Fibonacci 38.2% retracement level. The Fibonacci retracement level is considered a support/resistance level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See EFA daily technical indicators chart]
Daily technical indicators are neutral.
The daily MACD line is above its signal line since June 4, 2019. This is an indication that the short-term trend is up.
A Parabolic SAR (stop and reversal) indicator (64.65) comes close to the price (65.16). 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 is close to 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 price 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.