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Bollinger Bands Narrow as the Retail SPDR Consolidates

The Retail SPDR (XRT) surged from late June to mid July and then embarked on a rather narrow consolidation. Notice that the ETF traded between 80.3 and 81.6 since July 11th. The overall trend is up, and this favors an upside breakout or continuation higher. Adding a little buffer, I would mark key support at 80 and view a break as short-term bearish.

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Arthur Hill
About the author: , CMT, is the Chief Technical Strategist at Focusing predominantly on US equities and ETFs, his systematic approach of identifying trend, finding signals within the trend, and setting key price levels has made him an esteemed market technician. Arthur has written articles for numerous financial publications including Barrons and Stocks & Commodities Magazine. In addition to his Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, he holds an MBA from the Cass Business School at City University in London. Learn More
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