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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 -0.54 points, or -0.51%, and closed at 105.83 on Friday, November 10, 2017. Weekly volume was -45% below average. |
Long-term trend: [See IEF long-term trend chart]
A long-term downtrend had started on July 5, 2016 at 113.91 and reached 103.43 on December 15, 2016. IEF lost 10.48 points, or 9.20%, in 23 weeks. Price is near the Fibonacci 23.6% retracement level. The Fibonacci retracement level is considered a support/resistance level.
Medium-term trend: [See IEF medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term downtrend had started on September 7, 2017 at 108.81 and reached 105.47 on October 25, 2017. IEF lost 3.34 points, or 3.07%, in 6 weeks. The chart has formed a Falling Wedge chart pattern. The downtrend resistance line (105.12) 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 IEF weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly Williams' Percentage Range and Lane's Stochastic are oversold. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with weekly oversold Williams' Percentage Range and Lane's Stochastic. 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 links to access Lane's Stochastic and Williams' Percentage Range help.
The weekly MACD line is below its signal line since September 29, 2017. 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 October 25, 2017 at 105.47 and reached 106.63 on November 8, 2017. IEF gained -1.16 points, or -1.10%, in 14 days. The price is now at the 68.97% retracement level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See IEF daily technical indicators chart]
Daily technical indicators are neutral.
The daily MACD line is above its signal line since October 30, 2017. This is an indication that the short-term trend is up. The distance between MACD and the signal line is low and getting smaller. It indicates that the current short-term uptrend is getting weak.
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.
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.