ASX 200 hurt by banks, miners and politics

After a false break above 8100 the ASX 300 Banks index completed a bull trap with reversal below 7900. Expect a test of primary support at 7300.

ASX 300 Banks Index

Resources stocks continued their correction, with the ASX 300 Metals & Mining index finding short-term support at 3600. Follow-through is likely and would test primary support at 3400, with fears of a US-China trade war undermining commodity prices.

ASX 300 Metals & Mining

The ASX 200 retreated below its new support level at 6300. Political upheaval may have contributed but penetration of the rising trendline would warn of a correction (already signaled by bearish Divergence on the Trend Index).

ASX 200

I remain wary of banks because of higher funding costs, falling credit growth and rising default risk and cautious on Australian stocks, holding over 30% cash in the Australian Growth portfolio.