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 0.15 points, or 0.18%, and closed at 84.02 on Friday, May 10, 2019. Weekly volume was -43% below 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 84.21 on March 27, 2019. SHY gained -1.38 points, or -1.67%, in 19 weeks. The chart has formed a Rising Channel chart pattern. The price is near the trend support (83.99) line. The support is usually stronger when technical indicators are oversold. 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 support line in a long-term trend.
Medium-term trend: [See SHY medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term uptrend had started on April 16, 2019 at 83.81 and reached 84.11 on April 30, 2019. SHY gained -0.30 points, or -0.36%, in 2 weeks. The price is now at the 30.00% retracement level.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See SHY weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly Williams' Percentage Range is overbought. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with overbought weekly Williams' Percentage Range. 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 Williams' Percentage Range help.
The weekly MACD line is above its signal line since October 19, 2018. This is an indication that the medium-term trend is up. The distance between MACD and the signal line is low and getting smaller. It indicates that the current medium-term uptrend is getting weak. 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 May 2, 2019 at 83.84 and reached 84.07 on May 10, 2019. SHY gained -0.23 points, or -0.27%, in 8 days. Price is near the Fibonacci 23.6% retracement level. The Fibonacci retracement level is considered a support/resistance 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 May 7, 2019. The distance between MACD and the signal line is low and getting smaller.
A Parabolic SAR (stop and reversal) indicator (83.95) comes close to the price (84.02). 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.