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iShares Lehman 7-10 Year Treasury
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|It was the negative week for the iShares Lehman 7-10 Year Treasury (IEF). During the week, the IEF gave back -0.66 points, or -0.65%, and closed at 100.75 on Friday, May 18, 2018. Weekly volume was 85% above average. |
Long-term trend: [See IEF long-term trend chart]
A long-term downtrend had started on July 5, 2016 at 113.91 and reached 100.33 on May 17, 2018. IEF lost 13.58 points, or 11.92%, in 97 weeks. Price is near the trend low.
Medium-term trend: [See IEF medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term downtrend had started on September 7, 2017 at 108.81 and reached 100.33 on May 17, 2018. IEF lost 8.48 points, or 7.79%, in 36 weeks. The chart has formed a Falling Channel chart pattern. The trend support level is at 99.47 and resistance is at 100.90. A Falling 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 Falling Channel chart pattern help, or use a Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with Falling Channel pattern in a medium-term trend.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See IEF weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly Lane's Stochastic is oversold while Williams' Percentage Range is strongly oversold. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with oversold weekly Lane's Stochastic or strongly oversold 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 links to access Lane's Stochastic and Williams' Percentage Range help.
The weekly MACD line is below its signal line since April 20, 2018. This is an indication that the medium-term trend is down. The distance between MACD and the signal line is low, but getting bigger. It indicates that the current medium-term downtrend is getting stronger. Use the following link to access a MACD help.
Short-term trend: [See IEF short-term trend chart]
A short-term downtrend had started on April 30, 2018 at 101.81 and reached 100.33 on May 17, 2018. IEF lost 1.48 points, or 1.45%, in 17 days. The price is now at the 28.38% retracement level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See IEF daily technical indicators chart]
Daily Williams' Percentage Range and Lane's Stochastic are oversold. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with daily oversold Williams' Percentage Range and Lane's Stochastic.
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 fallen below the Parabolic SAR (stop and reversal). A Parabolic SAR above the price is a bearish signal, and it indicates that momentum is likely to remain in the downward 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.
The price touches the lower 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.