RY April 17

On January 22 I made a first attempt at “calling” RY. Here is the chart and that comment.

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RY comment Jan 22

Ok, so we bottomed in the high $25  (we recommended buying at $26) range and now we are at $43 or so, not that far from “at least $38 “, so where are we going???

RY april 17

Should we retrace 50% of the entire drop it would bring us to just under $44, basically where we are today. Notice that the RSI, for the first time in years is above 70% and the MACD is pretty well at the ceiling.(all this after a $850 mln write-off, just goodwill so it does not count?). A little higher is possible to about $48 where 61,8% retracement resides or even $52. As I think today is a top of sorts ( see yesterday’s comments) in markets in general, I would get out immediately as the stock should trade back to about $35 even in a bull market. RY is unduly benefitting from a “home-bias” effect combined with a Canadian tradition to buy the banks when in doubt. Sell.