Hope symbol from Iran’s Green Revolution – See Iran quiz below

Financial Hypocrisy

Investors411 has thrown a lot of venom at deregulated, over leveraged, opaque, Shadow Banks. However, the reality is the Pied Piper that led the Shadows down their path is a conglomerate of US politicians.  These same politicians are the ones who have been spanking Goldman Sachs and attempting financial reform.

The head line on lefty blogs is something like Republicans Filibuster on Financial Reform Crumbles. However Popeye in the comments section of the blog recognizes the enormous conflict of interest the leading Senate Democrat Senator Dodd (Chair Financial Committee) has. What good is breaking the filibuster if the end result is going to be milquetoast?

Tuesday, Investors411 referenced Luke Wilson’s (from Seeking Alpha) grading system for financial reform Today Peter Schiff (Yahoo Finance) Slams the Senators trying to reform the system.

Iran Quiz

On June 14th 2009 Investors411 began along  series on Iran’s election results. “Democracy Hopes and The Dictator Replies.The dictator, of course was holocaust denying Ahmadinejad &( supreme leader) Khemenei. The whole world watched in horror as the dictators slaughtered innocent demonstrators in the Green revolution. Obviously Iran is the #1 country in the world you’d least likely want to see have nuclear weapons.

In the USA many stereotype, fear monger, and over generalize – ExamplesAll Arabs are the same, Let’s go war against Islam, The only good Muslim is a dead Muslim.  So lets take a pop quiz.

  1. Is Iran an Arab country?
  2. What percentage of students entering university in Iran is female? (be within 20% of correct answer)
  3. What percentage of the Iranian population attends Friday prayers? (be within 20%)
  4. What percentage of Iranians in 2008 said they had an unfavorable view of the American people? (be within 20%)
  5. True or False: Did Iran considered the Taliban to be an enemy after the 9/11 attacks

I’ll Publish the results later today in the comments section of the blog.

KISS & Stocks (Keep It Simple Stupid)

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


Index Percentage Volume
Dow +0.48% down
NASDQ +0,01% down
S&P 500 +0.65% down
Russell 2000 +0.16% -

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

Technicals, Fundamentals & Analysis

See Positions for changes made each weekend

Markets recovered a small portion of the previous days losses in decreased volume = Neutral/Bearish

The Fed came through – held interest rates and issued basically the same we are going to keep interest rates low a long time statement. This plus a ever so slight improvement economically had the support of all but one Fed governor who also in the past has been somewhat more aggressive in raising rates.

The big news was still the Greek debt crisis. Massive indecision over what the future holds – See the dollar below. = Bearish

XLF - The Financial sector ETF is the indicator to watch as Senate begins to debate Financial Reform. XLF is dominated by the big shadow banks – If it goes down that means financial reform is going to force transparency and actually make a significant difference. If not the shadow banks and their lobbyists have won.

The XLF could also be impacted by the widening Greek debt crisis.

We’d need some continuing bad news on the spreading Greek debt to stop the bulls. When all is considered (Yields on 2 year  Greek bonds are 20%) the fact that major US indexes are a few points off their highs is remarkable = BULLISH

Stimulus packages across the world, emerging markets improving GDP are still driving markets higher. = BULLISH

Significant Indexes

  • McClellan Oscillator rose slightly to  -24.82 yesterday.  [+60 or above = Overbought = sell. -60 or below = Oversold = buy]. StockCharts has a better version of the McClellan chart ($NYMO)LINK. - This is  NEUTRAL territory, but we are closer to oversold than overbought.
  • US Dollarbroke out to a new yearly high yesterday. Up +0.24% yesterday. The trading range was a huge 1.75% This indicates huge indecision. [Anything over +/- @0.50 is significant.] Mantra - right now The Dollar Rules. Is very important.  Dollar closed at $82.33. This high is virtually entirely due to problems coming out of the Greek debt crisis. Rising dollar almost always + falling stocks.


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

Waiting for a lower reading in the McClellan to invest. Although for traders who can tolerate the risk (not longer term investors) a -25 is better than 0. A risky buying window is open. Long term  Investors should wait for more oversold conditions. .



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