The Holy Grail of Fuel Cells?

The Terminator, WalMart’s CEO & Colin Powell

Add the CEO of Google and you have one of the most hyped and perhaps revolutionary product launches in history was launched yesterday – The Bloom fuel cell box – Low cost clean energy whose primary ingredient is sand in now being used by some major US companies. Hard to tell the hype from reality, but if you missed 60 minutes on the Bloom energy box the 3  links above will give you some more information.  Seems like a $3,000 clean energy box in your home will produce electricity at about 1/2 the rate currently charged.  For all its faults America still has the greatest innovators on the globe.

Shooting Shadow Banks

With a clenched jaw President Obama stated about the shadow financial institutions on January 21st – “If these folks want a fight, it’s a fight I’m ready to have,” In front of the Business Round Table all that tough talk turned to jello.  Paul Volker & Elizabeth Warren seem to be left out on a limb that is being cut off. Enlightening editorial in New Republic by Peter Boone & Simon Johnson

Health Care Summit Today

Obama’s six hour health care summit is being held today. Dylan Ratigan (MSNBC Show) pointed out that insurance companies in 4 states plan to raise premiums over 20% this year.  For many the Democrats have sold out to the insurance industry and Republican’s simply want to do nothing to prevent Democrats from getting any credit.  Both parties are dominated by lobbyists. Ratigan also has a piece on the Bloom Box yesterday.

KISS & Stocks (Keep It Simple Stupid)

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

AS ALWAYS, DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH BEFORE INVESTING!

Index Percentage Volume
Dow +0.89% down
NASDQ +1.01% down
S&P 500 +0.97% down
Russell 2000- +0.86% -

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

The Terminator, WalMart’s CEO & Colin Powell

Add the CEO of Google and you have one of the most hyped and perhaps revolutionary product launches in history was launched yesterday – The Bloom fuel cell box – Low cost clean energy whose primary ingredient is sand in now being used by some major US companies. Hard to tell the hype from reality, but if you missed 60 minutes on the Bloom energy box the 3  links above will give you some more information.  Seems like a $3,000 box in your home will produce electricity at about 1/2 the rate currently charged.  For all its faults America still has the greatest innovators on the globe.

Shooting Shadow Banks

With a clenched jaw President Obama stated about the shadow financial institutions on January 21st – “If these folks want a fight, it’s a fight I’m ready to have,” In front of the Business Round Table all that tough talk turned to jello.

Technicals, Fundamentals & Analysis

See PositionsStrategy , and Overview for changes made over weekend.

Markets rose and volume fell.  Up days on lighter volume has been the norm for months.  Roughly 80% of the rally days have seen a DECREASE in volume.  This is NOT good in the long term for stocks. About 80% of the previous days losses were made up.

The US shrugged off the bad consumer confidence news two days ago  and financials led stocks higher. (See above) Obama has flipped flopped on getting tougher regulations for shadow institutions so many times I’ve lost count. Bottom Line – nothing’s been done in since he took office. In fact dropping mark to market accounting has made major shadow banks less transparent. Short term this is a boon for stocks, but longer term it just means without transparency or any regulations other financial bubbles will inevitably form.

Significant Indexes

  • McClellan Index rose to +36.20. We are once again approaching oversold territory.  This looks like a second leg up into an oversold position – greater than +60

Positions

The  Positions Section = latest buys and sells – (Revised positions last weekend) – These are positions I actually own

Will be lightening up when/if positions reach oversold.

Long Term Outlook = NEUTRAL

AS ALWAYS DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH BEFORE INVESTING

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