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iShares Lehman 1-3 Year Treasury Bond
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|It was a first positive week for the iShares Lehman 1-3 Year Treasury Bond (SHY). During the week, the SHY climbed 0.13 points, or 0.16%, and closed at 83.71 on Friday, February 8, 2019. It was the best weekly gain since December 28, 2018. Weekly volume was 55% above average. |
Long-term trend: [See SHY long-term trend chart]
A long-term uptrend had started on November 8, 2018 at 82.83 and reached 83.85 on January 31, 2019. SHY gained -1.02 points, or -1.23%, in 12 weeks. The price is now at the 13.73% retracement level.
Medium-term trend: [See SHY medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term downtrend had started on January 31, 2019 at 83.85 and reached 83.56 on February 4, 2019. SHY lost 0.29 points, or 0.35%, in 0 weeks. The price is now at the 51.72% retracement level.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See SHY weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly Williams' Percentage Range is overbought while Relative Strength Index is strongly overbought. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with overbought weekly Williams' Percentage Range or strongly overbought weekly Relative Strength Index. 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 Relative Strength Index and Williams' Percentage Range help.
The weekly MACD line is above its signal line since October 19, 2018. The distance between MACD and the signal line is relatively high and getting bigger. 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 4, 2019 at 83.56 and reached 83.75 on February 8, 2019. SHY gained -0.19 points, or -0.23%, in 4 days. The price is now at the 21.05% retracement level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See SHY daily technical indicators chart]
Daily technical indicators are neutral.
The daily MACD line is below its signal line since January 31, 2019. The distance between MACD and the signal line is low and getting smaller.
A Parabolic SAR (stop and reversal) indicator (83.57) comes close to the price (83.71). 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 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.