Banks About to ''Help'' the Broad Market?

March 5th, 2013

by Chris Kimble

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One of the Beatles many hits was "I Need A Little Help From My Friends" (see video here).

Banks/Financials have been a good friend to the broad market since the 2009 lows, helping to pull the S&P 500 higher.

Now the Bank Index (BKX, left chart below) and the Financials ETF (XLF, right chart below) are both testing their 38% Fibonacci retracement level of the 2007/2009 financial crisis. This morning the Dow is setting an all-time high levels and the 500 index isn't far behind.

From a portfolio construction perspective, the best news and a real positive for the broad market is to "get some help from the Banks/financials" by breaking above this important Fib level!

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