iShares MSCI EAFE Index
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|It was a first positive week after 3 consecutive negative weeks for the iShares MSCI EAFE Index (EFA). During the week, the EFA climbed 0.42 points, or 0.60%, and closed at 70.40 on Friday, June 08, 2018. EFA was trading at average weekly trading volume. |
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 20.02% 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 41.89% 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. Use the following link to access a MACD help.
Short-term trend: [See EFA short-term trend chart]
A short-term downtrend had started on May 14, 2018 at 72.10 and reached 68.53 on May 29, 2018. EFA lost 3.57 points, or 4.95%, in 15 days. The chart has formed a Broadening Descending Wedge chart pattern. The trend support level is at 66.25 and resistance is at 71.62. A Broadening Descending 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 Descending Wedge chart pattern help, or use a Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with Broadening Descending Wedge pattern in a short-term trend.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See EFA daily technical indicators chart]
Daily technical indicators are neutral.
The daily MACD line is below its signal line since May 22, 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 price has risen above the Parabolic SAR (stop and reversal). A Parabolic SAR below the price is a bullish signal, and it indicates that momentum is likely to remain in the upward 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 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.
Price is close to the 50 Day Moving Average. 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.