iShares Lehman 7-10 Year Treasury
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|It was the negative week for the iShares Lehman 7-10 Year Treasury (IEF). During the week, the IEF gave back -0.22 points, or -0.22%, and closed at 101.71 on Friday, June 08, 2018. Weekly volume was 88% above average. |
Long-term trend: [See IEF long-term trend chart]
A long-term downtrend had started on July 5, 2016 at 113.91 and reached 100.33 on May 17, 2018. IEF lost 13.58 points, or 11.92%, in 97 weeks. The price is now at the 10.16% retracement level.
Medium-term trend: [See IEF medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term downtrend had started on September 7, 2017 at 108.81 and reached 100.33 on May 17, 2018. IEF lost 8.48 points, or 7.79%, in 36 weeks. The price is now at the 16.27% retracement level.
Weekly Technical Indicators: [See IEF weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly technical indicators are neutral.
The weekly MACD line is above its signal line since May 25, 2018. The distance between MACD and the signal line is low, but getting bigger. Use the following link to access a MACD help.
Short-term trend: [See IEF short-term trend chart]
A short-term uptrend had started on May 17, 2018 at 100.33 and reached 103.20 on May 29, 2018. IEF gained -2.87 points, or -2.86%, in 12 days. The price is now at the 51.92% retracement level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See IEF daily technical indicators chart]
Daily technical indicators are neutral.
The daily MACD line is above its signal line since May 22, 2018. This is an indication that the short-term trend is up. The distance between MACD and the signal line is low and getting smaller. It indicates that the current short-term uptrend is getting weak.
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 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.