I wanted to offer up a short idea in the form of Bank of Nova Scotia (symbol BNS). It is range-bound at the moment, and I’ve got my stop at 62.65:
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I think it’s worth noting the broad cycles that Morgan Stanley has had over many years. Below I’ve shown (with a bit of help from Mr. Roper) what the moving averages have illustrated about Morgan’s moves over the decades. To my eyes, it seems to have peaked, as it has twice before.
Wells Fargo is struggling to re-enter its long-term upward-trending Andrew’s Pitchfork channel, as shown on the following monthly chart of WFC.
The momentum indicator has fallen below the zero level on this timeframe and has formed a lower swing low…hinting of further weakness ahead. And, as I mentioned in this February post, major support is at 50.00, so a break and hold below would likely see price retest the October 2016 lows, or drop lower.
* UPDATE @ close…WFC continued its intraday drop and closed near its low of the day at 52.26. (more…)
Note from Tim on “Focus” Posts: this weekend I decided to do things a little differently, and share some charts that were in a related industry. I am short all of these positions shown.