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The Winter Democracy Bloomed

The desire for self government, jobs and bread has exploded across the Arab world. In over a dozen countries people are demonstrating for basic human rights. Perhaps the biggest looser in all of this is Islamic fundamentalism and al Qaeda, because the cries of the people are not for religious fundamentalism, but for the common human dignity that we all share. Demonstrators are putting their lives on the line for democracy.

Libya and Iraq are the latest to have demonstrations. Today the NYT focuses on American reaction to Egypt, Bahrain and Iran’s demonstrations

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Shadow Banks Rule

The Chamber of Commerce and Shadow Banks were caught with their hands in the cookie jar,  just as a congressional committee was to convene to amend rules on “casino capitalism.”  How ironic it is that over a 1000 bankers were issued jail terms in the Savings and Loans crisis decades ago and NONE have over the 2008 meltdown.  That’s how powerful the shadows and their lobbyists have become.

Andrew Ross Sorkin from NYT story and MIT prof Simon Johnson. – Derivatives Industry Report Collapses.

But that’s just for openers – The Chamber of Commerce & their shadow allies are not beyond investigating the families of critics and printing false accusations. If you support Wikileaks or speak out against The Chamber, BAC or those who want to run capitalism in the shadows this could happen to you. Glenn Greenwald reports.

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!

DOUBLE CHECK ALL DATA, I MAKE MORE THAN GRAMMAR MISTAKES

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Index Percentage Volume
Dow -0.34% down
NASDQ -0.46% up
S&P 500 -0.32% up
Russell 2000 -0.71% -

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Technicals Analysis

Investors411 record - 6 years of beating benchmark S&P 500

Nothing’s change much in overall outlook since Monday. Short term because yesterday’s moderate loss the McClellan Index is at a  more buyable level of  +6.97. But not yet near levels bulls would like. The bubble-icious stock market continues.

So today were going to focus on technical analysis. I call technical analysis looking at the pretty pictures/charts of  a stock’s price and volume and being able to make a forecast of future directions from those charts.

Stockcharts.com, the best free site on technical analysis on the web has a school/tutorial that will help you learn more about it.

Technical analysis works best when the markets, the sector and then the individual stock are in alignment or moving in the same direction.  The sum is greater than the parts, but in most cases it the individual stocks that matters most.

So here’s a list compiled by Paul R who has oodles of experience in technical analysis and uses a powerful HSGI program to augment his technical analysis skills.

Below is Your Stock List #3 and Paul’s recommendations. Most importantly use this a a learning  tool it technical analysis. He published it in the comments section of the blog a day ago, so its a bit dated and I’m sure he wants you to read his mea culpa. You can look up each chart pattern by inserting appropriate ticker symbol at Stockcharts.com. (link above) - His comments in Green and technical analysis below.

“In no way am I recommending a buy or sell of any of these stocks. These comments are for education only. (Understand?)

BIDU – getting extended, a hold and not a buy at the moment.

NFLX – getting extended, a hold and not a buy at the moment.

BEXP – went through a buy the dip correction in late January. Broken out, buy if it dips.

JNPR – leader in it’s group, broken out from a strong base, extended now, buy if it dips.

SKWS
- Good chart, extended, buy the future dip.

KSU - Good chart, extended, buy the future dip.

DECK – Gone through a correction as has it’s group, buy the future dip.

PCLN - good chart, buy any dip

COH – Gone through a correction as has it’s group, buy the future dip

IMAX – basing, buy any dip if you want as long as if it’s above the 50.

SOHU – broken out, way too extended for my stomach. Not a good chart, it needs to tighten up.

IVN – basing, buy at any time at current chart position

ALV – basing along with it’s group at the moment. NOT buyable at the moment.

SAM – basing, sitting on the 50, buyable at any time

SPRD – Good chart, wee bit extended, wait until it touches the 17 dma again.

FFIV – NOT buyable at the moment, chart needs some serious work.

These observations are just that, observations. My observations are usually worthless. If you buy any of these dogs…blah blah blah. Did I mention these comments are for education only? Pay attention for crying out loud!”

An additional comment from Paul on how to Buy the Dip

Always watch the comments section for different ideas and comments on stocks, economics, trends and politics.


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Positions

Current ETF Positions. (oldest held positions listed first)(see comments section where all trades are first announced)

  • UWM (1/2 position, took 5+% profits already)
  • REMX (1/2 position, took 5+% profits already)
  • DBC
  • RJA.

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Look for Paul R‘s always enlightening remarks on stocks and sectors in the comments section of the blog. See ”POSITION“ section of blog (at top of page) for lists of potential stocks & ETF’s including “YOUR Stock List.” (YSL#4 is under construction.)

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Longer Term Outlook - CAUTIOUSLY BULLISH

AS ALWAYS, DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH BEFORE INVESTING!

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