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Danger Will Robinson Danger Danger

It’s time to take out the Old Lost In Space TV show robot with all its bells and whistles and  have him flap his arms and announce Danger Will Robinson Danger Danger.  We’ve reached a critical technical support level of the US stock market (see stocks below) and if that level falls you could see growing panic.

The fundamental behind all of this is the revaluation of European currency down and the US currency higher. This reflects the worsening shape of Europe’s economy. Eventually a lower Euro will mean their goods will cost less to export. This will help their recovery. Relatively it means a rising dollar. Therefore, our goods will cost more to export. This will hurt American companies that export and cut profits.

It looks like the Central Banks across the world will step in to soften the fall. But right now a fall seem very likely. Lots more below under Stocks

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Index Percentage Volume
Dow -1.16% ?
NASDQ -2.04% down
S&P 500 -1.35% ?
Russell 2000 -2.44% -

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Technicals, Fundamentals & Analysis

The Bears Growled Again Monday. Sorry had a hard time reading volume charts (see right side of blog) and click on each Financial Chart in light blue on right side of blog.

Volume has NOT been as relevant as it has been historically as a confirmation factor. This makes the day after a major move more significant. Another decline (about 50% as big as Friday’s) is bad news for bulls. You can feel the fear investors have. = BEARISH.

The benchmark S&P 500 reached 1049.86 – a closing low for the year = Bearish

There is two interday lows that were lower this year – the lowest at 1040.78 (see chart) This is the line in the sand major support level for most technicians. Breaking this could open the DANGER WILL ROBINSON DANGER DANGER Floodgates. For right now it’s holding = Bullish

Approaching support with a lot of downside momentum (last two days), a rising dollar, and not yet over sold MO (see below) gives the bears a big battering ram. = Bearish

Significant Indexes

  • McClellan Oscillator fell dramatically Friday to -47.68 [+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. Momentum down/Bearish, and approaching oversold. Remember in the past month+ twice the MO has fallen to over -120 So the MO can go much lower than -60 NEUTRAL
  • US Dollar –  The dollar rose +0.25% [Anything over +/- @0.50 is significant.] Mantra - right now The Dollar Rules is very important. Massive breakout to new high is bullish for dollar and for bearish for US stocks. That big breakout Friday was confirmed by yesterday +0.25% gain = Bearish

Reading the Tea Leaves . Expect central banks to intervene and BUY the Euro to stop the growing panic. They might get overwhelmed by fearful investors today. Eventually it will fall. The fundamentals in Europe are bad (See Investors411 over last few weeks)

Would expect some sort of relif rally today after two days of significant price declines and strong support level in front of us. But watch out later in week.


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

From Yesterday – “ SDS (2x Short S&P 500) Will sell 1/2 for hopefully 5% profit.”  - Sold 1/2 SDS (3% of portfolio) at 37.32 for +8% gain. Letting the rest ride for now.

From yesterday – Small remaining 1% positions in VCI & ESRX - Also considering selling into rally – Still Have VCI and ESRX will probably sellone or both into any rally this AM

The only position Investors411 has is a 3% in SDS (ultra short S&P 500)

Others we should be in include more ETF’s that short/ultra short major indexes, GLD & UUP (mirror’s dollar) Wating  for dips and MO to be higher to buy. These are all contrarian plays.

From Yesterday – Invetors411 main strategy remains wait for the McClellen Oscillator to fall below - 60 before going long.



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