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|It was a first positive week for the Financial Select Sector SPDR (XLF). During the week, the XLF gained 0.44 points, or 1.60%, and closed at 28.02 on Friday, October 05, 2018. Weekly volume was 17% above average. |
Long-term trend: [See XLF long-term trend chart]
A long-term uptrend had started on March 6, 2009 at 5.88 and reached 30.33 on January 29, 2018. XLF gained -24.45 points, or -415.82%, in 464 weeks. The chart has formed a Rising Channel chart pattern. The trend support level is at 24.39 and resistance is at 31.98. A Rising 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 Rising Channel chart pattern help, or use a Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with Rising Channel pattern in a long-term trend.
Medium-term trend: [See XLF medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term uptrend had started on August 24, 2015 at 18.52 and reached 30.33 on January 29, 2018. XLF gained -11.81 points, or -63.77%, in 127 weeks. The chart has formed a Broadening Ascending Wedge chart pattern. The trend support level is at 19.72 and resistance is at 32.00. A Broadening Ascending 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 Ascending Wedge chart pattern help, or use a Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with Broadening Ascending Wedge pattern in a medium-term trend.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See XLF weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly technical indicators are neutral.
The weekly MACD line is above its signal line since August 3, 2018. This is an indication that the medium-term trend is up. The distance between MACD and the signal line is low and getting smaller. It indicates that the current medium-term uptrend is getting weak. Use the following link to access a MACD help.
Short-term trend: [See XLF short-term trend chart]
A short-term downtrend had started on September 20, 2018 at 29.07 and reached 27.47 on October 2, 2018. XLF lost 1.60 points, or 5.50%, in 12 days. The price is now at the 34.38% retracement level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See XLF daily technical indicators chart]
Daily technical indicators are neutral. During the last week, daily Lane's Stochastic main line (%K) has rallied above the oversold signal line (%D). Such crossover is considered a bullish 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 below its signal line since September 25, 2018. This is an indication that the short-term trend is down. The distance between MACD and the signal line is low and getting smaller. It indicates that the current short-term downtrend is getting weak.
During the last week, the 20 Day Moving Average 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.