Out of 13 BUY signals, there were 6 that were regional banks:
- City Bank (CTB)
- The Elmira Savings Bank, FSB (ESBK)
- First United Corporation (FUNC)
- MERCANTILE BANCORP, INC. (MBR)
- Old Second Bancorp, Inc. (OSBC)
- United Western Bancorp, Inc. (UWBK)
After three down days, financials certainly spiked upward today. Interestingly, the Financial Select Sector SPDR jumped 2.27% while the KBW Regional Bank ETF (KRE) only moved up 1.33%. Some of the banks on our list did much better than KRE and some only matched it.
In looking at the charts of these stocks, I have to say that some of them look pretty dismal. For the most part, I believe we are seeing short term signals here as the longer-term trends are not yet looking like they are quite ready to break to the upside. Still, most of these stocks could be candidates for a modest move that continues to the vicinity of the upper Bollinger Band. As such, there could be a few dollars to be made.
Disclosure: no positions