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|It was a first positive week after 3 consecutive negative weeks for the iShares MSCI EAFE Index (EFA). During the week, the EFA climbed 0.62 points, or 0.93%, and closed at 67.61 on Friday, July 06, 2018. It was the best weekly gain since May 11, 2018. EFA was trading at average weekly trading volume. |
Long-term trend: [See EFA long-term trend chart]
A long-term downtrend had started on January 26, 2018 at 75.27 and reached 66.00 on July 2, 2018. EFA lost 9.27 points, or 12.32%, in 22 weeks. The chart has formed a Descending Triangle chart pattern. The downtrend support line (72.28) 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 long-term trend.
Medium-term trend: [See EFA medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term downtrend had started on May 14, 2018 at 72.10 and reached 66.00 on July 2, 2018. EFA lost 6.10 points, or 8.46%, in 7 weeks. The chart has formed a Broadening Descending Wedge chart pattern. The trend support level is at 65.68 and resistance is at 70.02. A Broadening Descending Wedge pattern is considered to be a reversal formation. It usually appears in a mature trend, characterized by overbought/oversold long-term and short-term indicators, and often generates divergence on long-term indicators. Use the following link to access a Broadening Descending Wedge chart pattern help, or use a Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with Broadening Descending Wedge pattern in a medium-term trend.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See EFA weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly technical indicators are neutral.
The weekly MACD line is below its signal line since February 2, 2018. This is an indication that the medium-term trend is down. The distance between MACD and the signal line is near its high and getting bigger. It indicates that the current medium-term downtrend is strong. Use the following link to access a MACD help.
Short-term trend: [See EFA short-term trend chart]
A short-term uptrend had started on July 2, 2018 at 66.00 and reached 67.71 on July 6, 2018. EFA gained -1.71 points, or -2.59%, in 4 days. The price is now at the 5.85% retracement level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See EFA 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 121.95% 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.