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Charts Suggest Timber and Forestry Stocks Set to Drop

Casey Murphy

Over the past several years, the global timber and forestry market has been trading within one of the strongest uptrends anywhere in the public markets. Specifically, breakdowns below key support levels such as key trendlines and long-term moving averages are being looked at by technical traders as a leading indicator of future selling pressure and could be a useful warning for the bulls who are contemplating their asset allocation strategies for the last half of 2018. Investors and traders who seek exposure to companies that produce forest products, agricultural products, and paper and packaging products often turn to the iShares Global Timber & Forestry ETF ( WOOD).