Will Regional Bank Stocks Take Down Russell 2000?

The news about the Silicon Valley Bank failure has rocked the financial markets and sent significant worries through system.

Is this it? How many more banks?

Rising interest rates have hurt long-term treasury bond investments and this may be the headwind that smaller banks are facing.

Today we take a look at a long-term chart of the Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) and what we are seeing.

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$IWM Russell 2000 ETF “weekly” Chart

Pretty simple here. The banking crisis has sent the small cap index into a sharp decline. The move lower has taken out the 10 and 40 week moving averages.

Now we are focused on the 2022 lows and critical support around $160. A closing below this level may signal a bigger crisis.

iwm russell 2000 etf trading price support chart march 10 2023

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