Financial Reform

From high Frequency trading to opaque credit derivatives our financial system is broken. If we go forward with this over leveraged opaque system it would be like never fixing BP’s gusher in the Gulf. We have the Tea Party members who want virtually no government oversight to the Obama administration who keeps saying, “go softly, go softly.”

Dallas Fed Chair Richard Fisher is another whose is standing for reform.

Turkey/Israel/Gaza = Crisis

Turkey, has called for Israel to join all kinds of international inquiries into what happened. Ranging from a joint US/Israel/Turkey group to one set up by the UN. The Turkish foreign minister said, unless they accept “it shows, they have something to hide.”

KISS & Stocks (Keep It Simple Stupid)

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Index Percentage Volume
Dow -3.15% up
NASDQ -3.64% up
S&P 500 -3.44% up
Russell 2000 -5.00% -

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

Technicals, Fundamentals & Analysis

The Bears Growled Friday. Major meltdown Friday in above average increased volume. (NASDQ volume less of an increase) = Bearish

Fundamentals behind meltdown-

  • Less than expected in over hyped (by Obama administration) jobs report
  • Hungary announces economic troubles
  • The Big News is France

Troubles in Europe again causing major currency shift – Euro falls and dollar to rises. = Bearish

Market Leader -AAPL - still haing in at 258 = Bullish

Technically – The area around 1040 on SPX (S&P 500) is the line in the sand. SPX now at 1065 – Beyond 1040 the Limbo Line breaks down.

Fearless Forecast Last Week – “Down Week Unhappily right

Fearless Forecast This Week - Down Week – See Tea Leaves section below – Basically investors fearful of more problems in Europe will have traders selling into rallies.  Partial success with Gulf spill, Central Banks propping up Euro, Government officials saying things aren’t so bad in Europe could give us an up week. But, traders will probably sell into rallies. Eventually, the Euro, China’s problems & casino capitalism will take its toll.

Significant Indexes

  • McClellan Oscillator fell dramatically Friday to -30.48 [+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, but in not yet oversold = NEUTRAL
  • US Dollar –  The dollar rose a massive +1.20% [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 stocks = Bearish

Reading the Tea Leaves All those former communist countries of Eastern Europe who bought into the American capitalist “free market” over leveraged, shadow system starting with Hungary are in economic trouble. France has problems and together the Western and Eastern countries of Europe have a bigger GDP than the USA. More shoes will drop before this gets better.

Its no longer a question of if but when will these shoes drop. This week, next week, next month.


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

Bought SDS (2x Short S&P 500) at 34.52 Friday. Will sell 1/2 for hopefully 5% profit. Have stop/loss at 34.52. Its contradictory, but willing to buy more in any large stock rally. (S&P rallies, this stock goes down)

Small remaining 1% positions in VCI & ESRX – Also considering selling into rally

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



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