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iShares Lehman Aggregate Bond
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|It was a first positive week for the iShares Lehman Aggregate Bond (AGG). During the week, the AGG climbed 0.19 points, or 0.17%, and closed at 109.87 on Friday, August 11, 2017. Weekly volume was -15% below average. |
Long-term trend: [See AGG long-term trend chart]
A long-term downtrend had started on July 8, 2016 at 113.27 and reached 107.06 on December 16, 2016. AGG lost 6.21 points, or 5.48%, in 23 weeks. The price is now at the 45.25% retracement level.
Medium-term trend: [See AGG medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term uptrend had started on December 16, 2016 at 107.06 and reached 110.24 on June 26, 2017. AGG gained -3.18 points, or -2.97%, in 27 weeks. The price is now at the 11.64% retracement level.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See AGG weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly technical indicators are neutral.
The weekly MACD line is above its signal line since February 17, 2017. 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 AGG short-term trend chart]
A short-term uptrend had started on July 26, 2017 at 109.35 and reached 109.94 on August 3, 2017. AGG gained -0.59 points, or -0.54%, in 8 days. The price is now at the 11.86% retracement level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See AGG daily technical indicators chart]
Daily technical indicators are neutral.
The daily MACD line is above its signal line since August 10, 2017. 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.
A Parabolic SAR (stop and reversal) indicator (109.38) comes close to the price (109.87). 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 distance between the Bollinger Bands (0.47%) is close to one year low (0.50%). It is 67.09% lower than one year average. It indicates the period of low volatility of the stock price, and it is considered a buy 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 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.