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|It was a first positive week after 5 consecutive negative weeks for the Alliance Data Systems (ADS). During the week, the ADS gained 12.01 points, or 5.41%, and closed at 234.03 on Friday, December 01, 2017. It was the best weekly gain since June 16, 2017. ADS was trading at average weekly trading volume. |
Long-term trend: [See ADS long-term trend chart]
A long-term uptrend had started on February 9, 2016 at 176.63 and reached 266.25 on April 21, 2017. ADS gained -89.62 points, or -50.74%, in 62 weeks. The chart has formed a Rising Channel chart pattern. The price is near the trend support (237.90) line. The support is usually stronger when technical indicators are oversold. 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 support line in a long-term trend.
Medium-term trend: [See ADS medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term downtrend had started on April 21, 2017 at 266.25 and reached 209.00 on September 20, 2017. ADS lost 57.25 points, or 21.50%, in 21 weeks. The chart has formed a Broadening Right-Angled, Descending Wedge chart pattern. The trend support level is at 194.88 and resistance is at 264.74. 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 Right-Angled, Descending Wedge chart pattern help, or use a Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with Broadening Right-Angled, Descending Wedge pattern in a medium-term trend.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See ADS weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly technical indicators are neutral.
During the last week, weekly MACD line has moved above its signal line. Such crossover is considered a bullish signal. Use the following link to access a MACD help.
Short-term trend: [See ADS short-term trend chart]
A short-term uptrend had started on November 21, 2017 at 217.08 and reached 241.97 on November 30, 2017. ADS gained -24.89 points, or -11.47%, in 9 days. The price is now at the 31.90% retracement level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See ADS 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. 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.
During the last week, daily MACD line has moved above its signal line. Such crossover is considered a bullish signal.
During the last week, the price has risen above the Parabolic SAR (stop and reversal). A Parabolic SAR below the price is a bullish signal, and it indicates that momentum is likely to remain in the upward 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 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.
During the last week, the price has advanced above the 50 Day Moving Average. While the medium-term trend is down and 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.