'Fraud' is a common word when it comes to public sector banks (PSBs). This is because scams became a motif in their functioning.
The examples of Harshad Mehta, Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi, and many more brought the Indian banking system to its knees.
Even after all these scams, the PSU Bank Index was a leading sectorial index between 2004 and 2010, gaining over 500%.
From the high of 2010, the index corrected around 80% in the pandemic low.
But what do the charts say now?
The Multi-Year Trendline Breakout
Since the low of 1,078 in 2020, the index has rallied over 250% in the last 30 months.
On the weekly chart of the PSU Bank index above, the break of the 12 years falling trend and the bearish structure as per Dow Theory in the form of a lower high - lower low structure, ended in November 2022.
The index has broken out of the falling trendline indicating an end to the 12-year-long bearish trend.
The higher high-higher low pattern since the low of 2020 is the sign of a bullish trend as per Dow theory. The icing on the cake is the breakout from the horizontal trendline on the chart.
In the last few months, the PSU banks have been on the mind of traders and investors due to their outperformance against the private banks.
Since June 2022, the PSU Bank index has rallied 70% and outperformed the Private Bank index which rallied 30%.
Over the last few weeks, this exceptional outperformance has attracted investors and traders. Every dip in these stocks is aggressively accumulated.
In July 2022, when no one was interested in buying PSU Bank stocks, I recorded a video on PSU banks.
Since the video, the index has rallied over 40%.
With the kind of outperformance shown by PSU Bank stocks, I reiterated my view on the index in another video - Diwali Picks for Samvat 2079.
Considering the constituents of stocks in the index, outperformance of the stocks with negligible weights in the index can be seen.
I believe, this is the beginning of a new journey for the PSU Banks and it may last for the next 5-8 years. PSU bank stocks may even become best stocks for the next 10 years. We will get to know in the future.
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(Disclaimer: This article is for information purposes only. It is not a stock recommendation and should not be treated as such.)
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