Financial Stocks Death Spiral: JPM, BAC, WFC, GS

The financial stocks have been weak throughout 2011 as the Federal Reserve QE2 comes to a close. New rules and regulations have hampered them as well. As the markets have recently hit new 52 week highs, many financial stocks have made or are near new 52 week lows. Today, as the markets uptick again, financial stocks are finally catching a little bit of a bid and moving higher.  Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) is trading at 150.24, +1.12 (+0.75%) while JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) is trading at $45.25, +0.29 (+0.65%). Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) and Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) are also up approximately one-percent on the day.

While the financial stocks are seeing a rare move higher, it is likely they will see more downside in the near term. None of these stocks mentioned above have solid support. Goldman Sachs has major support at $143.00, JPMorgan at $43.00 then $42.00, Bank of America at $11.50 and Wells Fargo at $26.50.

These levels are key supports and should they hit, then these stocks will have a reward to risk that is worthy of a long. Until then, today appears to be a minor dead cat bounce in an otherwise ugly sector.

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Gareth Soloway has been an avid swing and day trader since his days at Binghamton University where he studied Economics. After college, Gareth quickly excelled as a financial advisor, helping clients get their financial houses in order. While helping others gain financial independence, he continued to study the day trading and swing trading world, developing a unique market philosophy and proprietary methods. Following his work in the financial sector, Gareth went on to trade alongside professional traders. Unable to tolerate the hype of Wall Street any longer and having an amazing ability to profit using his developed techniques, Gareth Soloway decided to partner with his friend and colleague, Nicholas Santiago to form Chief Market Strategist Gareth Soloway serves as the president and CFO of InTheMoneyStocks.Com.

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