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|It was a first positive week after 5 consecutive negative weeks for the iShares MSCI EAFE Index (EFA). During the week, the EFA gained 1.93 points, or 3.14%, and closed at 63.36 on Friday, November 02, 2018. Weekly volume was 92% 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 60.63 on October 26, 2018. EFA lost 14.64 points, or 19.45%, in 39 weeks. The chart has formed a Falling Channel chart pattern. The price is near the trend support (63.76) line. The support is usually stronger when technical indicators are oversold. 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 support line in a long-term trend.
Medium-term trend: [See EFA medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term downtrend had started on September 26, 2018 at 69.13 and reached 60.63 on October 26, 2018. EFA lost 8.50 points, or 12.30%, in 4 weeks. The chart has formed a Falling Channel chart pattern. The downtrend resistance line (58.74) 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 medium-term trend.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See EFA weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly technical indicators are neutral.
The weekly MACD line is below its signal line since October 5, 2018. This is an indication that the medium-term trend is down. The distance between MACD and the signal line is near its high and getting bigger. It indicates that the current medium-term downtrend is strong. 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 October 26, 2018 at 60.63 and reached 63.92 on November 2, 2018. EFA gained -3.29 points, or -5.43%, in 7 days. The price is now at the 17.02% retracement level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See EFA 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. 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 Lane's Stochastic help.
During the last week, daily MACD line has moved above its signal line. Such crossover is considered a bullish signal.
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.