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|It was the negative week for the iShares MSCI EAFE Index (EFA). During the week, the EFA dropped -1.91 points, or -2.84%, and closed at 65.43 on Friday, September 07, 2018. It was the worst weekly loss since June 22, 2018. Weekly volume was 13% above 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 65.15 on August 15, 2018. EFA lost 10.12 points, or 13.44%, in 28 weeks. Price is near the trend low.
Medium-term trend: [See EFA medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term downtrend had started on May 14, 2018 at 72.10 and reached 65.15 on August 15, 2018. EFA lost 6.95 points, or 9.64%, in 13 weeks. The chart has formed a Falling Wedge chart pattern. The trend support level is at 64.71 and resistance is at 67.44. A Falling Wedge is a triangle formation with a noticeable slant to the downside. It represents the loss of a downside momentum on each successive low and has a bullish bias. The Falling wedge usually marks a reversal in a downtrend. In an uptrend a falling wedge is considered to be a continuation pattern. Use the following link to access a Falling Wedge chart pattern help, or use a Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with Falling Wedge pattern in a medium-term trend.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See EFA weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly Williams' Percentage Range is strongly oversold. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with weekly strongly 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.
The weekly MACD line is below its signal line since February 2, 2018. This is an indication that the medium-term trend is down. Use the following link to access a MACD help.
Short-term trend: [See EFA short-term trend chart]
A short-term downtrend had started on August 29, 2018 at 68.54 and reached 65.24 on September 7, 2018. EFA lost 3.30 points, or 4.81%, in 9 days. The price is now at the 5.76% retracement level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See EFA daily technical indicators chart]
Daily Lane's Stochastic is oversold while Williams' Percentage Range is strongly oversold. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with oversold daily Lane's Stochastic or strongly oversold daily Williams' Percentage Range. Use the following link to access Lane's Stochastic help.
During the last week, daily MACD line has moved below its signal line. Such crossover is considered a bearish signal.
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.
The price touches the lower 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.