iShares MSCI Canada Index
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|It was a sixth positive week after 3 consecutive negative weeks for the iShares MSCI Canada Index (EWC). During the week, the EWC gained 0.51 points, or 1.92%, and closed at 27.13 on Friday, February 1, 2019. Weekly volume was -17% below average. |
Long-term trend: [See EWC long-term trend chart]
A long-term uptrend had started on January 20, 2016 at 18.07 and reached 30.60 on January 5, 2018. EWC gained -12.53 points, or -69.34%, in 102 weeks. The chart has formed a Rising Pennant chart pattern. The uptrend support line (30.24) 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 long-term trend.
Medium-term trend: [See EWC medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term downtrend had started on May 22, 2018 at 29.61 and reached 22.89 on December 26, 2018. EWC lost 6.72 points, or 22.70%, in 31 weeks. The chart has formed a Broadening Right-Angled, Descending Wedge chart pattern. The trend support level is at 21.87 and resistance is at 29.43. 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 Right-Angled, Descending Wedge chart pattern help, or use a Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with Broadening Right-Angled, Descending Wedge pattern in a medium-term trend.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See EWC weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly technical indicators are neutral.
During the last week, weekly MACD line has moved above its signal line. Such crossover is considered a bullish signal. Use the following link to access a MACD help.
Short-term trend: [See EWC short-term trend chart]
A short-term uptrend had started on December 26, 2018 at 22.89 and reached 27.19 on February 1, 2019. EWC gained -4.30 points, or -18.79%, in 37 days. Price is near the trend high.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See EWC daily technical indicators chart]
Daily Relative Strength Index is overbought while Williams' Percentage Range and Lane's Stochastic are strongly overbought. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with overbought daily Relative Strength Index or strongly overbought daily Williams' Percentage Range and Lane's Stochastic. Daily Relative Strength Index and MACD have bearish divergence. Use the following links to access the Relative Strength Index and MACD help, or use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with daily Relative Strength Index and MACD bearish divergence. The divergence between price and indicator is considering one of the most important buy/sell stocks trading 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 links to access Lane's Stochastic, Relative Strength Index and Williams' Percentage Range help.
The daily MACD line is above its signal line since January 2, 2019. This is an indication that the short-term trend is up.
During the last week, the 20 Day Moving Average has advanced above the 50 Day Moving Average. Such crossover is considered a bullish signal. 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.