Retail Stocks: Hard Hit Sector Testing Breakout Level

Most retail stocks have been something to avoid this year, as the majority of them have been hard hit. Could a trend change be about to take place? For sure a big test for them is in play right now.

SPDR S&P Retail ETF W, BATS

SPDR S&P Retail ETF W, BATS

The decline in XRT (NYSE:) that started the first of the year, took it down to test 3-year horizontal support at line (1), inside of falling channel (2), where a reversal pattern took place. Over the past month, XRT has experienced a small counter trend rally.

This counter trend rally now has it testing the top of its falling channel at (3). If XRT can break out at (3), this hard hit sector has a chance of attracting buyers.

Below looks at retail stock Macy’s and how hard its been hit over the past couple of years (lost nearly two-thirds of its value).

Macys Inc W, BATS

Macys Inc W, BATS

Macy’s Inc (NYSE:) could be forming a large bullish falling wedge over the past couple of years. “M” is testing the top of the falling wedge this week at (1). If it can breakout at (1) buyers could become interested in this hard hit sector.

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