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Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC)
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|It was the negative week for the Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC). During the week, the VDC dropped -3.22 points, or -1.86%, and closed at 169.99 on Friday, January 15, 2021. It was the worst weekly loss since October 30, 2020. Weekly volume was 62% above average. |
Long-term trend: [See VDC long-term trend chart]
A long-term uptrend had started on October 30, 2020 at 157.69 and reached 175.00 on November 16, 2020. VDC gained -17.31 points, or -10.98%, in 2 weeks. The price is now at the 28.94% retracement level.
Medium-term trend: [See VDC medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term downtrend had started on November 16, 2020 at 175.00 and reached 169.44 on January 15, 2021. VDC lost 5.56 points, or 3.18%, in 8 weeks. The price is now at the 9.89% retracement level.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See VDC weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly technical indicators are neutral. During the last week, weekly Lane's Stochastic signal line (%D) has moved below overbought area. 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 weekly MACD line is below its signal line since June 26, 2020. 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 VDC short-term trend chart]
A short-term downtrend had started on January 6, 2021 at 173.77 and reached 169.44 on January 15, 2021. VDC lost 4.33 points, or 2.49%, in 9 days. The price is now at the 12.70% retracement level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See VDC daily technical indicators chart]
Daily Williams' Percentage Range is oversold. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with daily oversold Williams' Percentage Range. Use the following link to access Williams' Percentage Range help.
The daily MACD line is below its signal line since December 1, 2020. This is an indication that the short-term trend is down.
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 distance between the Bollinger Bands is falling, and it was 2.38% on Friday. It is 68.02% lower than one year average. It indicates the period of low volatility of the stock price. 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.