My July 12 XLF analysis stated that: “There is no real resistance until the 50% Fibonacci retracement of the points lost from May 2007 to March 2009 at 22.”
On Monday the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEArca: XLF) traded as high as 22.06 and reached our upside target.
The weekly XLF chart shows the 50% Fibonacci resistance along with other Fibonacci retracement support/resistance levels.
Additional resistance is provided by the March 2008 low at 22.29.
The XLF up trend is strong. In fact, thus far in 2014, XLF has already notably outperformed the S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY).
Nevertheless, sentiment towards stocks in general and the banking/financial sector in particular is excessively bullish.
Bullish sentiment combined with strong resistance for XLF suggests that risk is rising for the financial sector.
Here is a more detailed look at overall sentiment:
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