Rick Pendergraft's Avatar
Rick Pendergraft
published in Blogs
Oct 10, 2019
Bounce off of an upwardly sloped trend line sets up potential showdown at $75 for ACWI ETF

Bounce off of an upwardly sloped trend line sets up potential showdown at $75 for ACWI ETF

The iShares MSCI ACWI ETF (Nasdaq: ACWI) bounced off of an upwardly sloped trend line this past week and has since turned higher. If the ETF continues to rally, it could be setting up a showdown at the $75 area.

First, the ACWI stands for All Country World Index. The ETF follows the index with equity investments in both developed and emerging market equities and in large-cap and mid-cap companies. To give you an idea of what types of holdings are in the ETF, the following table shows the top 10 holdings in terms of percentage of assets.

While the list is dominated by big name American companies like Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon, we also see an ETF that represents India’s overall market as well as Nestle.

Now that you have an idea of what the ETF’s holdings are made up of, let’s take a look at the chart.

We see on the daily chart that the ACWI tested the $75 area on three occasions in July before pulling back. The fund rallied from late August through mid-September and challenged the $75 level once again before pulling back in the last few weeks.

If we connect the lows from May and August, we get an upwardly sloped trend line and the fund came within a hair of that trend line this past week.

The overbought/oversold indicators hit oversold territory and then bounced at the end of the week. This certainly suggests that the fund is ready to rally again, but the $75 area is still looming as potential resistance once again. And we have to keep in mind that the third quarter earnings season will start next week.

In addition to the fund being oversold, the stock dropped below its lower Bollinger Band on October 01. According to the Tickeron technical analysis overview, in 39 of 41 cases where ACWI's price broke its lower Bollinger Band, its price rose further in the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are 90%.

There is also this from Tickeron—the stochastic indicator suggests the ticker price trend may be in a reversal from a downtrend to an uptrend. In 43 of 51 cases where ACWI's stochastic indicator exited the oversold zone, it resulted in an increase in price. Tickeron's analysis proposes that the odds of a continued uptrend are 84%.

The big jump on October 5 moved the ETF back above its 50-day moving average, which indicates a change from a downtrend to an uptrend. In 36 of 45 similar backtested cases where ACWI's price crossed above its 50-day moving average, its price rose further within the subsequent month. The odds of a continued uptrend are 80%.

In order to get an idea of how the top holdings in the ACWI rank with their fundamentals, I ran the eight U.S. stocks on the list through Invest0r’s Business Daily scans—excluding Nestle and the India ETF. The average EPS rating for the other eight was 79.5 and that indicates pretty strong earnings growth for the group as a whole. All but one of the eight stocks got an A rating in the SMR category with the lone exception being Facebook which has a B rating.

Given this information, the ACWI’s top holdings certainly appear to have strong fundamentals at this time. That could bode well for the fund as we enter the next phase of earnings’ releases. Don’t be surprised if the fund breaks through the $75 level.

Related Tickers: ACWI
Sergey Savastiouk's Avatar
Sergey Savastiouk
published in Blogs
Mar 07, 2021
4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

If the stock market were Major League Baseball, hedge funds and institutional investors would be the pros on championship teams while everyday self-directed investors (SDIs) are the benchwarmers in the minors.It’s how they get ahead, and it’s why 90% of SDIs lose money trying to play (invest and trade) in the major leagues. The 4 tricks we discuss below are rooted in one common theme: they all use Artificial Intelligence and algorithms to generate data and ideas.
John Jacques's Avatar
John Jacques
published in Blogs
Mar 22, 2018
A.I. Stock Market Predictions: Head & Shoulders

A.I. Stock Market Predictions: Head & Shoulders

Statistics for the Head-and-Shoulders Bottom Pattern The days where only hedge funds used algorithms to trade stocks are officially over. Now retail investors can use Artificial Intelligence (A.I.  Here’s an example of the algorithm in action: Late last year, Tickeron’s A.I.
Sergey Savastiouk's Avatar
Sergey Savastiouk
published in Blogs
Jul 10, 2020
3 Stocks to Buy if Coronavirus Second Wave Hits

3 Stocks to Buy if Coronavirus Second Wave Hits

By analyzing market trends from the first wave, you can predict behavior for the second. Technology stocks have performed at historic levels this year, but the market is severely overbought.To compensate for that, look at performance during Q1 and Q2, the height of global Covid shutdowns.
Edward Flores's Avatar
Edward Flores
published in Blogs
Feb 06, 2021
How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

The Golden Gate Bridge is always a fixture of these walks too, one of man's most beautiful creations.  As we were walking, at one point she turned to me and said, "Man, I'll never have a million dollars."" My girlfriend is 27 years old and works as a graphic designer, making about $75,000 a year.
Alla Petriaieva's Avatar
Alla Petriaieva
published in Blogs
Feb 23, 2021
Is Ethereum’s Bomb about to Explode?

Is Ethereum’s Bomb about to Explode?

Ethereum’s software is set for an update in October.Until it is finished, participants in the Ethereum blockchain must determine how to delay the difficulty bomb – code that necessitates a steadily increasing amount of computer power to mine blocks and unlock rewards – that is already in place.
Sergey Savastiouk's Avatar
Sergey Savastiouk
published in Blogs
Aug 07, 2018
When Is the Next Recession Coming?

When Is the Next Recession Coming?

However, we also know that economists predicted 22 recessions out of 11 that took place since 1945. Are there real recession signs we should watch for?Indeed, the answer is yes, and here are a few very important ones: The first one is almost obvious and known to everyone – it is the Fed.
Abhoy Sarkar's Avatar
Abhoy Sarkar
published in Blogs
May 22, 2020
Central banks have been buying $2.4 billion in assets every hour for the past two months

Central banks have been buying $2.4 billion in assets every hour for the past two months

Some $17.8 billion has been poured into  bond markets over the past week, the biggest move in more than three months.Around $3.5 billion has been invested into gold, the second largest on record. 
Rick Pendergraft's Avatar
Rick Pendergraft
published in Blogs
Feb 07, 2021
Mid-January Short Interest Report Shows 8 Stocks with Good Fundamentals and High Short Interest
Sergey Savastiouk's Avatar
Sergey Savastiouk
published in Blogs
Mar 10, 2021
How to Start Trading Penny Stocks

How to Start Trading Penny Stocks

Penny stocks have long been marginalized within the professional investment community, oftentimes being painted with a broad brush of simply being “too risky.” Leonardo DiCaprio’s depiction of the penny stock peddling conman, Jordan Belfort, in the Wolf of Wall Street certainly didn’t help.Here are four reasons to start trading them now. Reason #1: Let’s State the Obvious -- Penny Stocks are Cheap A single share of Apple Inc. costs over $350.
Abhoy Sarkar's Avatar
Abhoy Sarkar
published in Blogs
May 08, 2020
US unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%, the highest in series history

US unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%, the highest in series history

The U.S. economy’s employment fell by -20.5 million in April. The coronavirus crisis led to unemployment rate soaring to 14.7% in the U.S, the highest rate in the Bureau of Labor Statistics-tracked series history that goes back to 1948. However, the figures were better compared to several economists'/analysts' forecasts of 22 million job losses and 16% unemployment rate.  Another unemployment measure that includes those who have stopped looking for work as well as those holding part-time jobs for economic reasons also touched an all-time high of 22.8%.