What’s happened to the Change We Can Believe In?

Obama – “I was Wrong”

Obama has admitted he was wrong to trust BP in his mea culpa on the gulf oil disaster. He’s obviously also wrong to trust that shadow banks will act in the interest of the USA. Even Apple or Google (for all their good PR) bottom line is their profits. What we need is a regulator of regulations that prevent greed from running wild. (See Popeye’s comments)

So Obama – Do something and stop dithering. There is a myriad of choices besides correctly blaming BP/Transocean for the disaster.  Solutions from take them into temporary  receivership to adding a tax on gasoline to pay for the clean up. You could create hundreds of thousands of jobs hiring more people to clean up the mess.

Fed Manipulation of Currency

The admission that our Fed is manipulating the currency market is really no surprise. Investors411 has suggested this for weeks. What is a surprise is that the German Finance Minister Rainer Bruederle has openly admitted it.

Bottom Line is Bernanke manipulates currencies. This may be totally unconstitutional. Stabilization of the dollar/Euro relationship is in short term = Bullish

Turkey+Israel+Gaza = Crisis

Israel has boarded Turkish ships 80 miles from the coast in international waters. This was much publicized relief effort for Gaza. 9 protesters died including Turkish citizens. Some ships were taken to Israeli post. Turkey is a member of NATO who has very specific treaty obligations about “acts” committed against its members.  This includes treaty relationships with the USA. Reports “Total Rupture” of Turkey/Israeli relationship possible. Other ships on the way to same area. = Bearish

This situation is developing minute by minute Google “Turkey Israel” for more

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!

Index Percentage Volume
Dow -1.19% down
NASDQ -0.91% down
S&P 500 -1.21% down
Russell 2000 -1.33% -

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

Technicals, Fundamentals & Analysis

Markets down in light pre holiday trading and news of lowered Spanish bond rating = Bearish

The admission that our Fed is manipulating the currency market is really no surprise. What is a surprise is that the German Finance Minister has openly admitted it. Stabilization of the dollar/Euro relationship is in short term =  Bullish

Fearless Forecast Last Week = “Down Week” Dow was down, NASDQ was up.

Fearless Forecast This Week – Fed manipulation of currency make a forecast almost impossible. North Korea, BP oil disaster, and now Israel/Turkey/Gaza makes for a lot of negatives = Down Week.


Significant Indexes

  • McClellan Oscillator fell to -26.55 [+60 or above = Overbought = sell. -60 or below = Oversold = buy]. StockCharts has a better version of the McClellan chart ($NYMO)LINK. - This is in NEUTRAL territory, but we are now out of WAY oversold territory. How the MO works.
  • US Dollar –  The dollar rose  a significant +0.54% [Anything over +/- @0.50 is significant.] Mantra - right now The Dollar Rules is very important. Currency markets are now being directly manipulated by out Fed and other central banks. This manipulation to keep the Euro from falling = Bullish.

Positions

The  Positions Section = latest buys and sells  - These are positions I actually own

Have NOT had a chance to update last weeks trade.

So far for YOUR stock List OSTK (Overstock.com) BIDU(China’s Google) & SAM (Sam Adams Beer) have all received at least three votes to be new stocks in YOUR stock list.  Last chance to submit  entries. Room for a couple more.

See Paul R’s insightful comments on SNDK and other stocks in comments section of blog.

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Long Term Outlook = CAUTIOUSLY BEARISH

AS ALWAYS DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH BEFORE INVESTING

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