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The Chartman

Betting on the ‘Darth Vader’ of Finance

Despite all the naysaying, the market continues to behave nicely. Of course, there’s always a “but” and in this case, it’s still the old highs from 2012 that pose a problem.  The market has moved up fairly rapidly, and in cases like that, I expect a pullback before resistance is broken. But, I think that breakout will happen sooner rather than later.

I haven’t looked at financials in awhile, so I thought it was a good time to look at two big names.  The first is Bank of America (BAC), and it’s one I’ve always played on pullbacks. If you’re in that camp, there might be a buying opportunity soon.

The other is Goldman Sachs (GS). It’s always portrayed as the Darth Vader of the financial sector, but unlike Mr. Vader, it refuses to die.

I’m taking a short vacation next week, but I’ll be back in full force to kick off February.

Gary B. Smith joined FOX News Channel in 1999 and is currently a regular commentator on "Bulls & Bears," including his own segment called, "The Chartman."