Regional Banks On the Move!

AMEX:KRE   SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF
Regional banks have been an absolute dog as of late. They lag almost everything, other than energy. This sector has shown some strength since the “Tech Wreck”. So why do we focus on this group? Well it is part of a larger story…. interest rates. Let’s hop on the chart.

So here we have the charts of KRE . We have seen a downward sloping trendline that was intact for months break. Now we are going to test an area of overhead supply. If we break through at that area, that is bullish for stocks. If we break down at that level, we would be looking for a higher low to confirm the trend reversal. We are also seeing the RSI break through some overhead resistance which is bullish . We want to see participation from financials, even the small ones! Now this is also part of a larger story of interest rates. If KRE is rising, we can assume rates will rise as well. At least in the short term during reversals, these two trend together. We are seeing utilities break out too, which is another leading indicator of rates increasing.

Happy Trading!