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iShares Lehman Aggregate Bond
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|It was a fourth consecutive positive week for the iShares Lehman Aggregate Bond (AGG). During the week, the AGG climbed 0.10 points, or 0.09%, and closed at 106.42 on Friday, July 06, 2018. Weekly volume was 15% above average. |
Long-term trend: [See AGG long-term trend chart]
A long-term downtrend had started on September 7, 2017 at 110.66 and reached 105.00 on May 17, 2018. AGG lost 5.66 points, or 5.11%, in 36 weeks. The chart has formed a Falling Channel chart pattern. The downtrend resistance line (104.36) is broken. Usually a broken resistance is considered to be a long-term bullish signal, but since daily indicators are overbought a short-term pull back is possible. AGG may retest the broken resistance line. It is considered to be a support line now. 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 long-term trend.
Medium-term trend: [See AGG medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term uptrend had started on May 17, 2018 at 105.00 and reached 107.00 on May 29, 2018. AGG gained -2.00 points, or -1.90%, in 1 weeks. The price is now at the 29.00% 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 June 1, 2018. This is an indication that the medium-term trend is up. 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 June 13, 2018 at 105.38 and reached 106.45 on July 6, 2018. AGG gained -1.07 points, or -1.02%, in 23 days. Price is near the trend high.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See AGG daily technical indicators chart]
Daily Williams' Percentage Range is strongly overbought. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with strongly overbought daily overbought Williams' Percentage Range. During the last week, daily Lane's Stochastic signal line (%D) has moved below overbought area. Such crossover is considered a bearish signal. Daily Lane's Stochastic and MACD have bearish divergence. Use the following links to access the Lane's Stochastic and MACD help, or use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with daily Lane's Stochastic and MACD bearish divergence. The divergence between price and indicator is considering one of the most important buy/sell stocks trading 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 links to access Lane's Stochastic and Williams' Percentage Range help.
The daily MACD line is above its signal line since June 18, 2018. 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 (105.83) comes close to the price (106.42). 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 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.