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|It was a first positive week after 5 consecutive negative weeks for the iShares Lehman 1-3 Year Treasury Bond (SHY). During the week, the SHY climbed 0.11 points, or 0.13%, and closed at 83.61 on Friday, February 09, 2018. Weekly volume was 119% above average. |
Long-term trend: [See SHY long-term trend chart]
A long-term downtrend had started on October 13, 2014 at 85.37 and reached 83.44 on February 2, 2018. SHY lost 1.93 points, or 2.26%, in 172 weeks. The price is now at the 8.81% retracement level.
Medium-term trend: [See SHY medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term downtrend had started on September 7, 2017 at 84.72 and reached 83.44 on February 2, 2018. SHY lost 1.28 points, or 1.51%, in 21 weeks. The chart has formed a Falling Channel chart pattern. The price is near the trend resistance line (83.61). The resistance is usually stronger when technical indicators are overbought. 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 resistance line in a medium-term trend.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See SHY weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly Williams' Percentage Range and Lane's Stochastic are strongly oversold. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with weekly strongly 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 15, 2017. This is an indication that the medium-term trend is down. Use the following link to access a MACD help.
Short-term trend: [See SHY short-term trend chart]
A short-term uptrend had started on February 8, 2018 at 83.48 and reached 83.70 on February 9, 2018. SHY gained -0.22 points, or -0.26%, in 1 days. The price is now at the 40.91% retracement level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See SHY 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.
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.
The price touches the upper 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.