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|It was the negative week for the iShares MSCI EAFE Index (EFA). During the week, the EFA gave back -0.45 points, or -0.63%, and closed at 71.33 on Friday, May 18, 2018. It was the worst weekly loss since March 23, 2018. Weekly volume was -13% below average. |
Long-term trend: [See EFA long-term trend chart]
A long-term uptrend had started on February 11, 2016 at 50.94 and reached 75.27 on January 26, 2018. EFA gained -24.33 points, or -47.76%, in 102 weeks. The price is now at the 16.19% retracement level.
Medium-term trend: [See EFA medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term downtrend had started on January 26, 2018 at 75.27 and reached 66.89 on February 9, 2018. EFA lost 8.38 points, or 11.13%, in 2 weeks. The price is now at the 52.98% retracement level.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See EFA weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly technical indicators are neutral.
The weekly MACD line is below its signal line since February 2, 2018. This is an indication that the medium-term trend is down. The distance between MACD and the signal line is low and getting smaller. It indicates that the current medium-term downtrend is getting weak. Use the following link to access a MACD help.
Short-term trend: [See EFA short-term trend chart]
A short-term uptrend had started on May 3, 2018 at 70.05 and reached 72.10 on May 14, 2018. EFA gained -2.05 points, or -2.93%, in 11 days. Price is near the Fibonacci 38.2% retracement level. The Fibonacci retracement level is considered a support/resistance level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See EFA daily technical indicators chart]
Daily technical indicators are neutral. During the last week, daily Lane's Stochastic main line (%K) has declined below the overbought signal line (%D). Such crossover is considered a bearish 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 daily MACD line is above its signal line since May 9, 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 (71.14) comes close to the price (71.33). 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 is close to 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.