Obama, Obama, Obama

  • The Obama administration is responsible for us still being in Afghanistan & Iraq. He is the commander in chief (see yesterday’s Investors411).
  • His administration is also responsible for the weak financial reform coming out of congress. All Obama had to do it to throw strong vocal support Kafman/Brown, Volker amendment, Lincoln’s derivative bill for them to pass.
  • BP, is responsible for the spill, as are a decade of lax rules and enforcers. But its long past time Obama, the commander in chief, did more than talk tough and blame BP. Yankee Bob has editorial on how expensive fossil fuels really are.

Solutions, Solution, Solutions

  • John Sovjani in comments sections comes up with some innovative fiscal solutions in comments section of blog A gas tax and legalizing/taxing pot are among his choices.
  • Bob Sadinski’s (AKA Yankee Bob) editorial focus is to change more rapidly to alternative energy because of the real environmental costs of fossil fuels. (see link above)

KISS & Stocks (Keep It Simple Stupid)

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


Index Percentage Volume
Dow -0.69% flat
NASDQ -0.68% down
S&P 500 -0.57% down
Russell 2000 +0.41% -

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

Technicals, Fundamentals & Analysis

Stocks roared out of the gate, but fell in the PM as those huge institutions with those giant super computers all sold.  The translation here is – the bulk of all trading is being made by institutions with complex trading algorithm. They take hold of US markets, usually after 2:00PM and determine direction. That direction was down into close = Bearish

Somehow the rumor/news got out that China was considering taking $ out of the Euro. The announcement  was an absolutely dumb move if you’re the Chinese and are doing this. Probably some large entity that is short the Euro or long the dollar created or contributed to this. Markets still very sensitive to negative European news. China has denied this. = Bearish

The McClellan Oscillator sent out a strong bullish signal yesterday. From Investopedia – “Conversely, when a bear market is still declining, but a smaller amount of stocks are declining, an end to the bear market may be near” Yesterday the financial channels (Bloomberg & CNBC reported a lack of breath and volume behind the PM decline)= Bullish

We’ve not had a bear market, but @ a 13% correction. One technical sign that it is coming to an end does NOT make it so. But the MO has been below 60 for a long time and due for a technical correction or a short run higher.

Fundamentals haven’t changed! But we are long overdue for the McClellan Oscillator to move above -60. A technical bounce.

Futures are up in US and European markets higher. = Bullish

Significant Indexes

  • McClellan Oscillator rose to -64.99. [+60 or above = Overbought = sell. -60 or below = Oversold = buy]. StockCharts has a better version of the McClellan chart ($NYMO)LINK. - This is still OVERSOLD territory, but we are now out of WAY oversold territory. How the MO works. Yesterday was one of those strange days where the markets went lower but MO went up.= Bullish.
  • US Dollar –  The dollar rose  a significant +0.62% [Anything over +/- @0.50 is significant.] Mantra - right now The Dollar Rules is very important. This broke its major resistance level and the dollar is now trading at year + long high. Foe stocks (especially US stocks) =  Bearish


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

Sold last 1/2 of SDS at 35.50 near market close. There was a +5% gain on 1/2 and a 0% gain on 1/2.

Traders – Bought 1% IMAX at 16.70 & DGIT at 42.26 near market close. Reasoning – These stocks were rallying into the close, markets were falling, Monitor (see comments section of blog announced DGIT and SNDK had made new year long highs ) and these two stocks are clearly out performing well over 98% of the market even though they did not hold onto their breakouts. DGIT & IMAX rallied into close as markets fell.

Still long 2%IMAX, 1% ESRX, 2% DGIT and 2% VCI.

I hope IMAX, ESRX DGIT & VCI turn into long term gains, but fundamentally I seriously doubt it. If lucky will take profits (sell 1/2) on any gain of @5% with DGIT. Also will sell 1/2 VCI (dropped over 4% yesterday – should have sold 1/2 when stock was up over 5%) & IMAX in major rally.

Still waiting for dip to buy EUO. If markets rally strongly today.

Traders Investors411 also bought FAS at open and sold it when it fell back to price it was bought for. (actually lost less than 0.4%)  Caution this is a very volatile (3X financials) stock.

TradersTrading strategy – Investors411 is taking @5 % profit on any recently purchased position and letting the rest ride. Investors is then putting a stop/sell order on the price it was bought for.  In volatile markets the only thing to do is make short term trades. Will sell 1/2 of  IMAX, VCI, and/or DGIT if criteria is approached at near open. Selling into rally

InvestorsWait for trend to establish itself.

NB – Friday’s Investors411 will be minimal and published early.



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