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|It was the negative week for the AvalonBay Communities (AVB). During the week, the AVB dropped -3.84 points, or -2.12%, and closed at 177.31 on Friday, October 05, 2018. Weekly volume was -32% below average. |
Long-term trend: [See AVB long-term trend chart]
A long-term uptrend had started on March 6, 2009 at 38.34 and reached 199.52 on June 5, 2017. AVB gained -161.18 points, or -420.40%, in 430 weeks. The chart has formed a Rising Wedge chart pattern. The uptrend support line (187.11) is broken. Usually a broken support is considered to be a long-term bearish signal, but since daily indicators are oversold a short-term pull back is possible. AVB may retest the broken support line. It is considered to be a resistance 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 support in a long-term trend.
Medium-term trend: [See AVB medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term uptrend had started on March 5, 2018 at 152.65 and reached 185.99 on September 21, 2018. AVB gained -33.34 points, or -21.84%, in 28 weeks. Price is near the Fibonacci 23.6% retracement level. The Fibonacci retracement level is considered a support/resistance level.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See AVB 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 above its signal line since April 6, 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 AVB short-term trend chart]
A short-term downtrend had started on September 21, 2018 at 185.99 and reached 175.58 on October 4, 2018. AVB lost 10.41 points, or 5.60%, in 13 days. The price is now at the 16.62% retracement level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See AVB 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. During the last week, daily Lane's Stochastic signal line (%D) has moved above oversold area. Such crossover is considered a bullish signal. Daily MACD has bullish divergence. Use the following links to access the MACD help, or use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with daily MACD bullish divergence. The divergence between price and indicator is considering one of the most important buy/sell stocks trading signal. Use the following link to access Williams' Percentage Range help.
The daily MACD line is below its signal line since August 29, 2018. This is an indication that the short-term trend is down. The distance between MACD and the signal line is relatively high, but getting smaller. It indicates that the current short-term downtrend is still strong, and momentum is beginning to wane.
During the last week, the price has crossed below the 50 Day Moving Average. While the medium-term trend is up and daily technical indicators are oversold, the 50 Day Moving Average is considered a support 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.