Regional Banks: From March 6 to March 9

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We could call this “3 Days to All Hell broke loose.”

We could call this “We told you so.”

We could call this, “Welcome to the incredible forecasting of the Economic Modern Family.”

We could call this, “Hello delusional semiconductors.”

Whatever you wish to call it, the March 6 post called “Retail and Regional Banks Will Call the Shots” was heard.

From the March 6 Daily:

“The higher rates on T-Bills, CDs, and other bank deposits have been attractive for consumers and businesses. However, that is costly for the US banking industry, already experiencing a slowdown in lending. With banks having to raise the rates for deposits, bank profits could fall. And, as we know, the Regional Banks character is called Prodigal Son for this very reason. First, they (banks) hoard your capital and pay you very little interest, and then they come back asking for forgiveness.”

 

Here is what Regional Banks looked like 3 days ago.

Closing at $59.55 on March 6, our warning that the Regional Banks were underperforming the stronger sectors like Semiconductors, and thus could haunt the recent rally, shows the power of the Economic Modern Family.

So why did KRE crash hard? The nail today was the news on SVB Financial (SIVB) and Silvergate (SI). SIVB fell 60%, while SI fell 42%. SIVB sold off a $21 billion bond portfolio for a huge loss to shore up liquidity. SI announced liquidation and a winddown, showing the impact of the SBF debacle. And this is without the strong possibility of more fallout.

One key takeaway: We like to see all the Economic Modern Family firing in the same direction. Since their creation in 2014, we have often warned that a family in disarray is one that gives us the ultimate risk-off signal.


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ETF Summary

  • S&P 500 (SPY): Unconfirmed Distribution Phase — 390 pivotal.
  • Russell 2000 (IWM): Unconfirmed Distribution Phase — 182 pivotal.
  • Dow (DIA): Unconfirmed Distribution Phase — 324 pivotal.
  • Nasdaq (QQQ): 284 big support 300 pivotal.
  • Regional Banks (KRE): Broke the 80-month MA–1st time since COVID.
  • Semiconductors (SMH): 240 pivotal, 248 key resistance.
  • Transportation (IYT): Unconfirmed Warning Phase; 230 pivotal.
  • Biotechnology (IBB): 125-135 trading range.
  • Retail (XRT): 64.00 the 200-DMA — make or break.

Mish Schneider

MarketGauge.com

Director of Trading Research and Education

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