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iShares Lehman 7-10 Year Treasury
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|It was the negative week for the iShares Lehman 7-10 Year Treasury (IEF). During the week, the IEF gave back -0.23 points, or -0.23%, and closed at 101.41 on Friday, May 11, 2018. Weekly volume was 17% above average. |
Long-term trend: [See IEF long-term trend chart]
A long-term downtrend had started on September 7, 2017 at 108.81 and reached 101.06 on April 25, 2018. IEF lost 7.75 points, or 7.12%, in 32 weeks. The chart has formed a Falling Channel chart pattern. The downtrend resistance line (99.69) 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 long-term trend.
Medium-term trend: [See IEF medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term downtrend had started on April 2, 2018 at 103.34 and reached 101.06 on April 25, 2018. IEF lost 2.28 points, or 2.21%, in 3 weeks. The chart has formed a Falling Channel chart pattern. The trend support level is at 100.65 and resistance is at 101.49. 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 IEF 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 April 20, 2018. This is an indication that the medium-term trend is down. The distance between MACD and the signal line is low and getting smaller. It indicates that the current medium-term downtrend is getting weak. Use the following link to access a MACD help.
Short-term trend: [See IEF short-term trend chart]
A short-term uptrend had started on May 9, 2018 at 101.16 and reached 101.48 on May 10, 2018. IEF gained -0.32 points, or -0.32%, in 1 days. Price is near the Fibonacci 23.6% retracement level. The Fibonacci retracement level is considered a support/resistance level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See IEF daily technical indicators chart]
Daily technical indicators are neutral.
During the last week, daily MACD line has moved above its signal line. Such crossover is considered a bullish signal.
A Parabolic SAR (stop and reversal) indicator (101.23) comes close to the price (101.41). 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.
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.