Financial Select Sector SPDR
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|It was the negative week for the Financial Select Sector SPDR (XLF). During the week, the XLF dropped -1.67 points, or -5.69%, and closed at 27.68 on Friday, February 09, 2018. Weekly volume was 127% above average. |
Long-term trend: [See XLF long-term trend chart]
A long-term uptrend had started on March 6, 2009 at 5.88 and reached 30.33 on January 29, 2018. XLF gained -24.45 points, or -415.82%, in 464 weeks. The chart has formed a Rising Channel chart pattern. The trend support level is at 23.13 and resistance is at 30.71. 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 XLF medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term uptrend had started on August 24, 2015 at 18.52 and reached 30.33 on January 29, 2018. XLF gained -11.81 points, or -63.77%, in 127 weeks. The chart has formed a Rectangle chart pattern. The uptrend resistance line (19.45) is broken. Usually a broken resistance is considered to be a long-term bullish 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 resistance line in a medium-term trend.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See XLF weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly Lane's Stochastic is overbought. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with overbought weekly Lane's Stochastic. 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.
The weekly MACD line is above its signal line since September 22, 2017. This is an indication that the medium-term trend is up. Use the following link to access a MACD help.
Short-term trend: [See XLF short-term trend chart]
A short-term uptrend had started on March 17, 2017 at 22.00 and reached 30.33 on January 29, 2018. XLF gained -8.33 points, or -37.86%, in 318 days. The chart has formed a Rising Channel chart pattern. The price is near the trend resistance line (27.54). The resistance is usually stronger when technical indicators are overbought. 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 resistance line in a short-term trend.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See XLF daily technical indicators chart]
Daily technical indicators are neutral.
The daily MACD line is below its signal line since January 30, 2018. The distance between MACD and the signal line is near its high and getting bigger.
The distance between the Bollinger Bands (12.28%) is close to one year high (10.85%). It is 117.92% higher then one year average. It indicates the period of high volatility of the stock price, and it is considered a sell signal for the option traders. 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.
During the last week, the price has crossed below the 50 Day Moving Average. Such crossover is considered a bearish 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.
Candlestick pattern: [See XLF candlestick chart pattern]
On Friday the chart has formed a Bullish Harami Candlestick pattern. A Bullish Harami indicates that the bearish trend may be reversing, it signals that it's a good time to enter into a long position. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks that had a Bullish Harami Candlestick pattern during the last week.