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The Banking Index Starts To Underperform

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The Banking Index (KBE) has been on a pretty good run, but recently a few things have happened. While the SCTR ranking remains high, the KBE has started to underperform in Relative Strength shown in purple. Looking at price, we have broken the up trend this week. While the MACD has pulled back to the zero line, we can see the loss of momentum in the price action as well. 

The Banking Index had been rising with an expectation of the Fed starting to raise rates. Lately, there have been some questions as to whether or not they can move in September. This Index appears to reflect this caution. We'll see if it stalls trying to back test the trend line from the bottom side. Conversely, If it can pop back into an up trend we should start to see the Relative Strength break out above this down trend and the price needs to take out the $37 level.

Good trading,
Greg Schnell, CMT

Greg Schnell
About the author: , CMT, is a Senior Technical Analyst at StockCharts.com specializing in intermarket and commodities analysis. He is also the co-author of Stock Charts For Dummies (Wiley, 2018). Based in Calgary, Greg 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 CMT Association and the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA). Learn More
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