The Full Line Insurance Group Is one of the top 5 industry groups over the last month.
With the market pulling back hard on Friday, this group turned up higher. The Full Line group continues to anticipate better times ahead if the interest rate changes. Another group moving up fast is the Life Insurance group.
They also rallied on Friday with expectations of a change in rates as a driving cause. This interest rate change could be a major catalyst for the financials that are interest rate sensitive. We'll be watching these areas very closely over the next few quarters.
Greg Schnell, CMT
About the author:Greg Schnell, CMT, is a Senior Technical Analyst at StockCharts.com specializing in intermarket and commodities analysis. Based in Calgary, he is a board member of the Canadian Society of Technical Analysts (CSTA) and the chairman of the CSTA Calgary chapter. He is an active member of both the Market Technicians Association (MTA) and the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA).
Greg is also the co-author of Stock Charts for Dummies (Wiley, 2018).
Greg joined StockCharts.com in 2012 and has be instrumental in helping launch a variety of new blogs and other commentary platforms. Presently, Greg contributes market analysis commentary to The Canadian Technician, Commodities Countdown and Don't Ignore This Chart blogs.