June 17, 2024
Regional bank ETF hits record ‘relative’ low after First Republic’s failure, but momentum is shifting to the bulls

Regional bank ETF hits record ‘relative’ low after First Republic’s failure, but momentum is shifting to the bulls

Regional bank stocks took a broad beating Monday in the wake of First Republic Bank’s failure, and continue to underperform the broader stock market by their widest margin in history, much worse than they did during the 2008-2009 financial crisis.

While investors continue to reject the sector, on its own and on a relative basis, there is perhaps a technical silver lining, in the form or “bullish technical divergence,” as shown in the chart below.

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