Fins in the Shark Tank
- Posted by Greg Harmon
- on April 29th, 2013
The Financial sector showed many charts that were set up in a bearish Shark pattern this weekend. Using the SPDR KBW Regional Banking Index ETF, $KRE, below you can see how the Shark sets up.
SPDR KBW Regional Banking Index ETF, $KRE
Most Harmonic patterns are ‘W’ like and the Shark is no exception. From the initial point at 31.94 down to 30.19 it retraced to 31.60 but then fell back to 29.72. This is the critical leg to the Shark and needs to be between a 113% and 161.8% extension of the first leg down. This then calls for a final push higher of 88.6% or 113% of the initial leg. It is at that point that the word, Bearish kicks in. For $KRE it reaches a 88.6% retracement at 31.34 and 113% at 32.14, both leaving some room higher. At that point you would look for a reversal candle lower to short for a 38.2% or 61.8% retracement of the entire pattern. Another
Regions Financial, $RF.
example can be found in Regions Financial, $RF. This one is already through the 88.6% retracement leaving the 113% to 8.53. There are many others in this sector in Shark Patterns including JP Morgan, $JPM and Bank of America, $BAC. Take a closer look yourself. If you are in in the sector, you may have “fins to the left, fins to the right and your the only bait in town.”
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Gregory W. Harmon CMT, CFA, has traded since 1986 and held senior positions including Head of Global Trading, Head of Product Development, Head of Strategy and Director of Equity. (More)
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