The bank stocks have had a tough week. But, traders should view that weakness as a chance to buy.

Many of the big banks reported earnings this week. For the most part, those reports beat expectations for both earnings and revenue.

Normally, that’s a good thing. But, the bank stocks had been rallying ahead of the earnings reports. And, that action created a classic “sell on the news” event.

Traders who bought the bank stocks in anticipation of solid earnings reports sold the stocks once the news was released.

The KBW Bank Index (BKX) lost 5% in the past four trading sessions. But, it’s still up about 7% from its September low. And, it looks to me like it’s poised to move higher.

Take a look at this chart…

The rally heading into this week helped to propel BKX above all of its various moving average lines (the squiggly colored lines on the chart). That’s bullish because those lines now serve as support levels on any pullback (click here to check out our new free resources page, including our glossary and training
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The rally was also strong enough to cause the short-term 9-day (red line) and 20-day (green line) exponential moving averages to cross above the intermediate-term 50-day moving average line (blue line). This sort of “bullish crossover” often occurs at the start of an intermediate-term rally phase.

So, while it looks like bank stocks have had a tough week, all that’s really happened is the sector has given back a small portion of its recent gains. It’s worked off the overbought conditions caused by the rally going into the earnings reports. And, it’s now testing its various moving averages as support.

This is normal action during the early stages of a new, bullish trend. Traders should use this week’s decline as a chance to buy the banks.

Best regards and good trading,

Jeff Clark

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