Excessive Altitude

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The airlines have been going absolutely ape lately. American Airlines doubled in price in the span of three weeks (incredible, yes?) Take a look at these three examples of larger passenger airlines. You can see the similarities.

slopechart AAL
American Airlines
slopechart ALK
Alaska Airlines
slopechart UAL
United Airlines

In the above graphs, there is still room between present price levels and the horizontal marking the major price gap. However, I’d like to note that the Transportation sector in general (below, the $TRAN) is awfully close to a mountain range of overhead supply. Those who gambled on the airlines in recent weeks have made out like bandits, but I think the easy money has been made.

slopechart TRAN
Dow Transports