|Bid||27.6600 x 800|
|Ask||27.7800 x 1000|
|Day's Range||27.2600 - 27.7272|
|52 Week Range||27.2600 - 34.7000|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.25|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.55%|
The break below key levels of support earlier this year on the charts from across key segments of commodities such as forestry products and basic materials has dominated the attention of active traders, but as of late, it appears as though the story is now changing. Looking back on the chart of the iShares Global Timber & Forestry ETF, it may seem as though it was obvious that the break below the long-term trendline was pointing to a move lower.
Strong uptrends across the timber and forestry industries over the past couple of years have made these segments quite popular among active traders. More specifically, followers of technical analysis have turned to companies within these segments because the predictable nature of the price action near influential levels of support and resistance has made for some of the most profitable trades within the broader commodities market. In the paragraphs below, we'll take a look at several charts suggesting that the story has changed and that the uptrend has reversed.
Lumber, paper, packaging and other forestry-related products have been trading within one of the strongest uptrends found anywhere in the public markets over the past several years. In this article, we'll take a look at the charts of several forestry-related assets and try to determine how active traders will look to position themselves over the weeks or months ahead. The iShares Global Timber & Forestry ETF is one of the most popular exchange-traded products used by active traders for gaining exposure to companies that produce forest products, agricultural products, and paper and packaging products.
In this article, we take a look at the charts and try to determine how active traders will position themselves to profit from the resumption of the powerful uptrend. One of the most widely followed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) by retail investors seeking exposure to the global timber and forestry market is the iShares Global Timber & Forestry ETF. Taking a look at the chart, you can see that the price is trading a along a well-defined trendline and that it has behaved consistently on each attempted pullback.
The U.S. manufacturing sector slowed in March 2018 from the preceding month. Per trading economics, Supply Management’s Manufacturing PMI in the United States dropped to 59.3 in March from February’s 14-year high of 60.8, falling shy of market expectations of 60.1.Source: Shutterstock
The U.S. manufacturing sector slowed in March. However, the report indicates expected gains in these ETFs over the medium term.
With a strong uptrend in timber stocks, a pullback toward key support could be what's needed for traders to lock in an ideal risk/reward.