List of Highly Stable 10 Year Monthly EMA and MACD Cross Counts for ETFs

by Fat Premiums ()

The following list showcases ETFs with high stability attributes. Based on historical data going back ten years with a monthly time-frame, we have counted the number of times a certain ticker has had its EMA (Exponential Moving Average) and MACD (Moving Average Convergence-Divergence) crossed. The small amount of research we have done can help long-term investors buy & hold (& trade) a set of valuable assets that have low volatility. In other words, the list of ETFs below barely move in the wrong direction and are considered highly stable for long-term growth.

Our research is very simple and to the point, using everyday technical indicators with a bit of internal calculations. For those who are curious, the technical analysis/indicator parameters used are detailed below. The values are based on the findings of a very popular professional trader who wrote several books, guides and articles for many years.

  • Chart Length (Time Frame): 10 years
  • Chart Frequency: Monthly
  • EMA (2-line): 7, 27
  • MACD: 7, 27, 7

Now, on to the list! In regards to the number of MACD and EMA crosses, the lower the value the better. In the last column, the low volatility indicator (using our trusty boolean values, aka “Yes” and “No”) will solidify your trust in the chosen assets. The latter column shows you how close the price was to the mean in the span of ten years.

SymbolNameEMA Crosses (#)MACD Crosses (#)Low Volatility
NameSymbolEMA Crosses (#)MACD Crosses (#)Low Volatility
UNGUnited States Natural Gas Fund00
TBTProShares Ultrashort Barclays 20+ Year Treasury02
SSOPro Shares Trust Ultra S&P 50011
USOUnited States Oil Fund11
SDSProShares Ultra Short S&P 50012
GLDSPDR Gold Trust14Yes
XOPP Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF23
QQQPower Shares QQQ Trust2
DIASPDR Dow Jones Ind Av ETF Trust3
GDXMarket Vectors Gold Miner ETF32
SLViShares Silver Trust32
XMESPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF33
IWMiShares Russell 2000 Index Fund3
XLEEnergy Sector SPDR36
XLFFinancial Select Sector SPDR35Yes
FXIiShares FTSE/Xinhua China Index Fund34
EWZiShares Brazil Index ETF44
FXECurrency Shares Euro Trust55
SPYS&P 500 Depository Receipts54
XLBMaterials Select Sector SPDR57
TLTiShares Trust Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund89

For those who fancy stocks (with or over exchange-traded funds) then consider our list of highly stable stocks for the last decade.