JPM Carving Bottom Formation

Lately, with the debt ceiling negotiations usurping everyone's thought processes, excitement about last week's powerful upmove in the financials and banks has faded into the background. Purely from a technical perspective, however, JP Morgan (JPM) is acting very well as it continues to carve out an intermediate term bottom formation, presumably ahead of a thrust that projects to 45.00-46.00.

Since its high at 42.55 exactly one week ago today, JPM has relinquished half of its gains into the 40.60/50 support zone, where it is finding support that should provide a secondary basing area from which renewed strength should emerge in the upcoming hours -- headline and market risk notwithstanding.

All else being equal, JPM is poised to begin a new upleg that will revisit the July high at 42.55, which if hurdled, will trigger upside targets into the 45.00-46.00 target zone.

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