iShares MSCI EMU Index
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|It was a first positive week for the iShares MSCI EMU Index (EZU). During the week, the EZU gained 1.72 points, or 4.01%, and closed at 44.56 on Friday, February 16, 2018. Weekly volume was 13% above average. |
Long-term trend: [See EZU long-term trend chart]
A long-term uptrend had started on June 27, 2016 at 29.71 and reached 47.13 on January 25, 2018. EZU gained -17.42 points, or -58.63%, in 82 weeks. The chart has formed a Rising Channel chart pattern. The trend support level is at 43.36 and resistance is at 48.21. 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 EZU medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term downtrend had started on January 25, 2018 at 47.13 and reached 41.70 on February 9, 2018. EZU lost 5.43 points, or 11.52%, in 2 weeks. The price is now at the 52.67% retracement level.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See EZU 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. 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 EZU short-term trend chart]
A short-term uptrend had started on February 9, 2018 at 41.70 and reached 44.80 on February 16, 2018. EZU gained -3.10 points, or -7.43%, in 7 days. The price is now at the 7.74% retracement level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See EZU daily technical indicators chart]
Daily technical indicators are neutral. During the last week, daily Lane's Stochastic signal line (%D) has moved above oversold area. 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 January 30, 2018. The distance between MACD and the signal line is low and getting smaller.
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.