Industrial Select Sector SPDR
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|It was a third positive week after 3 consecutive negative weeks for the Industrial Select Sector SPDR (XLI). During the week, the XLI gained 2.71 points, or 4.16%, and closed at 67.87 on Friday, January 11, 2019. It was the best weekly gain since November 30, 2018. XLI was trading at average weekly trading volume. |
Long-term trend: [See XLI long-term trend chart]
A long-term uptrend had started on March 6, 2009 at 15.14 and reached 80.96 on January 29, 2018. XLI gained -65.82 points, or -434.74%, in 464 weeks. The chart has formed a Rising Channel chart pattern. The trend support level is at 62.89 and resistance is at 75.59. 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 XLI medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term uptrend had started on January 20, 2016 at 46.82 and reached 80.96 on January 29, 2018. XLI gained -34.14 points, or -72.92%, in 105 weeks. The chart has formed a Descending Triangle chart pattern. The uptrend support line (77.04) 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 medium-term trend.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See XLI weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly technical indicators are neutral. During the last week, weekly 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.
The weekly MACD line is below its signal line since October 12, 2018. The distance between MACD and the signal line is relatively high, but getting smaller. Use the following link to access a MACD help.
Short-term trend: [See XLI short-term trend chart]
A short-term downtrend had started on September 20, 2018 at 80.41 and reached 59.92 on December 26, 2018. XLI lost 20.49 points, or 25.48%, in 97 days. The chart has formed a Broadening Descending Wedge chart pattern. The trend support level is at 57.93 and resistance is at 71.43. 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 Descending Wedge chart pattern help, or use a Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with Broadening Descending Wedge pattern in a short-term trend.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See XLI daily technical indicators chart]
Daily Williams' Percentage Range is overbought while Lane's Stochastic is strongly overbought. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with overbought daily Williams' Percentage Range or strongly overbought daily Lane's Stochastic. Use the following link to access Williams' Percentage Range help.
The daily MACD line is above its signal line since December 31, 2018. The distance between MACD and the signal line is near its high and getting bigger.
During the last week, the price has moved above the moving average in the center of the Bollinger Bands. 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. While daily technical indicators are overbought, the 50 Day Moving Average is considered a resistance level. 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.