Transportation ETF (IYT): As Price Narrows, Volatility Nears

The transportation sector is an integral part of the economy. It accounts for shipping food, goods, and cargo around the world, as well as people to their favorite vacation destinations (to name a couple).

That sector seems to be stuck in the mud, with the Transportation ETF (IYT) trading sideways in a wide range for much of the past year.

Lately, $IYT has seen its price narrowing. This action often leads to volatility which may spur a breakout or breakdown.

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$IYT Transportation Sector ETF “weekly” Chart

iyt transportation sector etf narrowing price pattern chart april this year

Not much to add here… a picture often tells the story. If IYT breaks out to the upside, then I’d expect a move to around $265. If it breaks down, then we watch the recent lows around $212-$213. That’s an important level. If that gives way, then we could see a retest of last fall’s low.

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