SPDR Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
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|It was a fourth consecutive positive week for the SPDR Oil & Gas Equipment & Services (XES). During the week, the XES gained 0.31 points, or 1.85%, and closed at 17.03 on Friday, October 05, 2018. Weekly volume was 83% above average. |
Long-term trend: [See XES long-term trend chart]
A long-term downtrend had started on July 1, 2014 at 49.63 and reached 12.62 on January 20, 2016. XES lost 37.01 points, or 74.57%, in 81 weeks. The chart has formed a Ascending Triangle chart pattern. The downtrend resistance line (13.10) is broken. Usually a broken resistance is considered to be a long-term bullish signal, but since daily indicators are overbought a short-term pull back is possible. XES may retest the broken resistance line. It is considered to be a support line now. 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 resistance line in a long-term trend.
Medium-term trend: [See XES medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term uptrend had started on August 21, 2017 at 12.90 and reached 19.29 on January 16, 2018. XES gained -6.39 points, or -49.53%, in 21 weeks. The chart has formed a Rectangle chart pattern. The trend support level is at 13.65 and resistance is at 20.15. A rectangle chart pattern is characterized as a short-term horizontal channel and represents a trading range and indecision area that is usually resolves in the direction of the main trend. Chart analysis usually considers a rectangle pattern a continuation formation, but it can also mark significant top and bottom. A rectangle pattern within younger parent trend has more chances to mark a continuation. Use the following link to access a Rectangle chart pattern help, or use a Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with Rectangle pattern in a medium-term trend.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See XES weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly technical indicators are neutral.
The weekly MACD line is below its signal line since June 29, 2018. The distance between MACD and the signal line is low and getting smaller. Use the following link to access a MACD help.
Short-term trend: [See XES short-term trend chart]
A short-term uptrend had started on September 7, 2018 at 14.87 and reached 17.37 on October 4, 2018. XES gained -2.50 points, or -16.81%, in 27 days. The price is now at the 13.6% retracement level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See XES daily technical indicators chart]
Daily Williams' Percentage Range is overbought. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with overbought daily Williams' Percentage Range. Daily Lane's Stochastic and MACD have bearish divergence. Use the following links to access the Lane's Stochastic and MACD help, or use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with daily Lane's Stochastic 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 and Williams' Percentage Range help.
The daily MACD line is above its signal line since September 13, 2018. This is an indication that the short-term trend is up. The distance between MACD and the signal line is low and getting smaller. It indicates that the current short-term uptrend is getting weak.
During the last week, the price has fallen below the Parabolic SAR (stop and reversal). A Parabolic SAR above the price is a bearish signal, and it indicates that momentum is likely to remain in the downward 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.
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.