Stock Market Bulls NEED Banks To Wake Up

Bank stocks went to sleep in February and when they woke up they were down over 30 percent (using the $BKX KBW Bank Index).

This bank index is made up of several regional banks as well, so it really has a pulse on the financial situation in America.

And right now, it’s not good.

BUT, that could change is bulls step up to the plate. The bank index is attempting to form a bottoming pattern and what happens next will be important!

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$BKX KBW Bank Index Chart

As you can see, the bank index is trying to bottom. A breakout over $86 with a buying thrust (heavy volume) could see a move back to the falling 200-day moving average at $195.

BUT… if weakness continues, then a retest of the lows may occur and likely broad market weakness. Best to stay tuned!

bkx bank index inverse head shoulders pattern chart

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