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|It was the negative week for the SPDR Homebuilders (XHB). During the week, the XHB gave back -0.10 points, or -0.25%, and closed at 39.63 on Friday, May 18, 2018. Weekly volume was 31% above average. |
Long-term trend: [See XHB long-term trend chart]
A long-term uptrend had started on March 9, 2009 at 8.00 and reached 47.20 on January 24, 2018. XHB gained -39.20 points, or -490%, in 463 weeks. The chart has formed a Rising Channel chart pattern. The trend support level is at 36.24 and resistance is at 49.42. 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 XHB medium-term trend chart]
A medium-term uptrend had started on February 11, 2016 at 27.72 and reached 47.20 on January 24, 2018. XHB gained -19.48 points, or -70.27%, in 101 weeks. The chart has formed a Broadening Ascending Wedge chart pattern. The trend support level is at 37.60 and resistance is at 49.56. 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 XHB weekly technical indicators chart]
Weekly Williams' Percentage Range is strongly oversold. Use the Technical Stock Screener to see the list of stocks with weekly strongly oversold Williams' Percentage Range. 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 Williams' Percentage Range help.
The weekly MACD line is below its signal line since February 2, 2018. The distance between MACD and the signal line is relatively high, but getting smaller. Use the following link to access a MACD help.
Short-term trend: [See XHB short-term trend chart]
A short-term uptrend had started on May 16, 2018 at 38.57 and reached 39.78 on May 18, 2018. XHB gained -1.21 points, or -3.14%, in 2 days. The price is now at the 12.40% retracement level.
Daily Technical Indicators: [See XHB daily technical indicators chart]
Daily technical indicators are neutral.
The daily MACD line is above its signal line since May 4, 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 distance between the Bollinger Bands is falling, and it was 2.93% on Friday. It is 50.90% lower than one year average. It indicates the period of low volatility of the stock price. 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.