It’s a Wonderful Life

Us old timers remember growing up to this Frank Capra Movie and even leaving our doors unlocked at night. My how America has changed. I’m repeating a theme, but this short VIDEO clip based on It’s a Wonderful Life will make a difference. Over 300,000 have viewed it in just 3 days and hopefully doing something.

You CAN make a difference

watch the short video Once Upon a Time in America

KISS & Stocks (Keep It Simple Stupid)

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


Index Percentage Volume
Dow +0.31% up
NASDQ -0.05% up
S&P500 +0.40% up
Russell2000- +0.63% -

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

Technicals, Fundamentals & Analysis

See Positions , Strategy , and Overview for changes made last weekend.

Major US markets were flat and volume increased. You get the feeling gamblers were placing their bets before the employment report released this AM.

The employment numbers for December r - 84,000 – Jobless rate stays at 10% November revised up a bit to +4000 You would rather  see a positive December report economically. But this number is perhaps decent for stocks, because it means the Fed should keep liquidity growing.

  • McClellan Index at +31.19 = A bit overbought.  The index has inched higher for the last few days. There is still some wiggle room for US stocks to move higher before they reach @+60 or overbought territory -  There’s a long way to go till we reach @-60 or oversold.

Even though there is a solid chance markets may move higher on a decent jobs report the McClellan Oscillator is showing less room for upside gain.   A report that is too good or too bad will probably have a negative impact on stocks.

One talking head on the financial channel stated that 15 of the last 17 Monday’s have been up days. Investors411 will be taking $ off the table in a big rally

Earnings season starts next week.

The long term bull is trend is firmly in place, but we are getting close to overbought territory.


The  Positions Section (also at top of blog) has the latest buys and sells (Usually updated over weekends)

These are positions I actually own


Even though Investors411 once again clobbered the benchmark S&P 500 this year some obvious timing mistakes were made – not buying dips and selling into rallies .  Will try to correct that this year.

Also going to set aside up to 20% of portfolio to invest in Individual stocks. The rest will be ETF’s

Investors411 was very successful with NVS & AMZN last year. Invetors411 recognized the trend, defined a clear point to sell and sold. Now, both stocks are getting toasted – see charts.

See POSITIONS (scroll down) for details on this and what’s under consideration for 2010.



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