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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 -0.42 points, or -0.40%, and closed at 105.15 on Friday, January 05, 2018. Weekly volume was 42% above 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. The price is now at the 16.41% retracement 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 104.87 on December 21, 2017. IEF lost 3.94 points, or 3.62%, in 15 weeks. The chart has formed a Falling Wedge chart pattern. The downtrend support line (105.40) is broken. Usually a broken support is considered to be a long-term bearish signal, although a short-term pull back is possible. 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 support in a medium-term trend.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See IEF weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly Williams' Percentage Range is oversold. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with weekly 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 September 29, 2017. This is an indication that the medium-term trend is down. The distance between MACD and the signal line is low, but getting bigger. It indicates that the current medium-term downtrend is getting stronger. 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 December 21, 2017 at 104.87 and reached 105.64 on December 29, 2017. IEF gained -0.77 points, or -0.73%, in 8 days. Price is near the Fibonacci 61.8% 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 (105.51) comes close to the price (105.15). 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.
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.