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Materials Select Sector SPDR
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|It was the negative week for the Materials Select Sector SPDR (XLB). During the week, the XLB gave back -0.43 points, or -0.76%, and closed at 56.51 on Friday, April 06, 2018. Weekly volume was 58% above average. |
Long-term trend: [See XLB long-term trend chart]
A long-term uptrend had started on March 6, 2009 at 17.83 and reached 64.17 on January 26, 2018. XLB gained -46.34 points, or -259.90%, in 464 weeks. The chart has formed a Rising Channel chart pattern. The trend support level is at 43.73 and resistance is at 60.09. A Rising 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 Rising Channel chart pattern help, or use a Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with Rising Channel pattern in a long-term trend.
Medium-term trend: [See XLB medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term uptrend had started on January 20, 2016 at 36.29 and reached 64.17 on January 26, 2018. XLB gained -27.88 points, or -76.83%, in 105 weeks. The chart has formed a Rising Channel chart pattern. The uptrend support line (61.50) is broken. A broken support is considered to be a long-term bearish 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 support in a medium-term trend.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See XLB weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly technical indicators are neutral.
The weekly MACD line is below its signal line since February 2, 2018. The distance between MACD and the signal line is near its high and getting bigger. Use the following link to access a MACD help.
Short-term trend: [See XLB short-term trend chart]
A short-term uptrend had started on April 2, 2018 at 55.21 and reached 58.12 on April 5, 2018. XLB gained -2.91 points, or -5.27%, in 3 days. The price is now at the 55.33% retracement level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See XLB 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. 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 Lane's Stochastic help.
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 distance between the Bollinger Bands is 150.21% higher then one year average. It indicates the period of high volatility of the stock price. 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.