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|It was the second negative week after 3 consecutive positive weeks for the S&P 500 (^GSPC). During the week, the ^GSPC dropped -24.85 points, or -1.19%, and closed at 2071.22 on Friday, June 17, 2016. It was the worst weekly loss since April 29, 2016. ^GSPC was trading at average weekly trading volume. |
Long-term trend: [See ^GSPC long-term trend chart]
A long-term uptrend had started on March 6, 2009 at 666.79 and reached 2134.72 on May 20, 2015. ^GSPC gained -1467.93 points, or -220.15%, in 323 weeks. The chart has formed a Rising Channel chart pattern. The trend support level is at 1927.43 and resistance is at 2264.26. 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 ^GSPC medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term downtrend had started on May 20, 2015 at 2134.72 and reached 1810.10 on February 11, 2016. ^GSPC lost 324.62 points, or 15.21%, in 38 weeks. The chart has formed a Broadening Descending Wedge chart pattern. The price is near the trend resistance line (2091.95). 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 medium-term trend.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See ^GSPC 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 March 4, 2016. Use the following link to access a MACD help.
Short-term trend: [See ^GSPC short-term trend chart]
A short-term uptrend had started on May 19, 2016 at 2025.91 and reached 2120.55 on June 8, 2016. ^GSPC gained -94.64 points, or -4.67%, in 20 days. The chart has formed a Rising Wedge chart pattern. The uptrend support line (2144.81) 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 short-term trend.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See ^GSPC daily technical indicators chart]
Daily technical indicators are neutral.
During the last week, daily MACD line has moved below its signal line. Such crossover is considered a bearish signal.
During the last week, the price has declined below 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.
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.