You’re happy to be in cash if you’re an Investor411 reader and waiting to deploy that cash when the opportunity arises. We’re starting to get close, but how bad will the bears bite?

Fat Cat Shadow Banks Kick Ass

You’d think congress would be all for a tax on the biggest shadow banks, but Republican’s (perhaps led by my Senator Scott Brown) objected. The $19 billion dollar tax on shadows and hedge funds got taken out of Fin/Reg bill. Now who pays if one of these giants goes down? YOU

KISS & Stocks (Keep It Simple Stupid)

If you don’t understand a term look in up at dictionary


Index Percentage Volume
Dow -0.98% up
NASDQ -0.21% up
S&P 500 -1.01% up
Russell 2000 -1.05% -

Investors411 record – 5 years of beating benchmark S&P 500 and almost all major US indexes

Technicals, Fundamentals & Analysis

Mantra for week - ” Any analysis of stocks has become an analysis of what the ”Black Boxes” of  huge institutions with their high frequency trades & computer algorithms are doing.” They make up 80% of trading and right now the huge currency markets are dictating their moves.

The last major support level gave way on the benchmark S&P 500 around 3:00 PM EST Only the Russell 2000 (small cap stocks) remains above this years low. = Bearish

Analysis – Double Dip Recession Fear Grows

  • EU & GB (Obama was NOT on board with this) want to raise taxes and cut spending – This is exactly what Herbert Hover did to cut the deficit and led to the Great Depression. Combined EU alone has bigger GDP than USA so this is significant.
  • BDI falling off a cliff. Now a -42% decline in world trade prices also indicates the worlds engine of growth emerging markets (China & India lead the pack) in decline. This translates into falling GDP’s for emerging markets. Jim Cramer dismissed this index on his TV show last nigh – He’s wrong.
  • USA fixation on cutting deficits (tea party patriots) and not fixing transparency and over leveraging problems. We are not out of the recession woods our focus should still be jobs, jobs, jobs.

Paul R in comments section has a list of  some support levels of the benchmark S&P 500.

Significant Indexes

  • McClellan Oscillator (MO) fell to -50.77 [+60 or above = Overbought = sell. -60 or below = Oversold = buy]. StockCharts has a better version of the McClellan chart ($NYMO) LINK. –  & Investopedia on –  How the MO works. In May the MO reached two lows – one at -120 and the other close to -130. Therefore, potential for more downside risk. = Still NEUTRAL, but approaching oversold
  • US Dollar –  The dollar fell a marginal yesterday -0.12% [Anything over +/- @0.50 is significant.] Mantra - right now The Dollar Rules is very important Dollar up = stocks down and visa versa. Both stocks and dollar going down together = Bearish
  • BDI - The  Baltic Dry Index (Measures cost of shipping – Higher costs good = more being shipped = Bullish. Also good proxy of China) BDI is in free fall from a high@4200 to  24o6 yesterday.(2447 to 2406 yesterday) This is a huge -42% drop in 6 weeks.  Often a leading indicator for stocks. Here’s a week+ old chart of BDI showing broken support levels =Bearish


The  Positions Section = latest buys and sells  - These are positions I actually own – Updated over weekends

Have not yet had a chance to Update over last 2 weekend but there are NO positions held at this time.

Hold your “I wanna invest” horses. The MO is not even at - 60 yet. Just because we are all in cash (some of you still have SDS (Double short the S&P 500) lets not jump in head first when we cross the -60 oversold threshold. Reasons

  • Technically – the MO reached over -120 in May
  • Never make all or nothing investments enter them gradually.
  • The BDI did hesitate a bit but is still in free fall -42%
  • S&P is now down @-15% from high and when that happens -20% becomes more likely than not.

These red flags exist. But below -60 is a place to start nibbling on those ETF’s/Stocks that have held up better than their peers. The lower the MO goes the better. Today some ETF’s that are doing better that US markets.

  • EWZ (Brazil) still about 10% from this years low.
  • EWC (Canada) Like Brazil energy rich and above this years low.
  • EWA (Australia) Common theme with above – higher beta, energy rich, above this year’s low.
  • EWS (Singapore) Trade hub, China play – rallied yesterday despite US decline.
  • FXI (China) Old favorite like EWZ has made us $$$ in the past.
  • There are sectors within the USA that are holding up better than major indexes like Health Care Products, Paper, Drugs, Airlines etc. But their outperformance level is not as great as some foreign countries right now.
  • GLD &  DGP (2X gold) continues to be the #1 buy the dip play – Irrelevant of MO.

Another 100 point drop in the Dow should bring us close to -6o on the MO and the least risk averse could nibble a wee bit. I’ll wait for a bit bigger fall.

CautionMajor US and most world indexes have formed bearish patterns of lower highs and lower lows. Therefore, chances are that when Investors ‘s411 buys we will only hold for a week or two. You can hope for more.



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