Chucky shredding wire from the movie or one of the remakes

Shredding Democracy

  • Before Paulson/Bush asked for the  $700 billion 2008 bailout
  • Before the worldwide 2008 stock meltdown
  • Before Lehman Brothers went belly up

the FED Bank under Bernanke acting on its owned spent tens of billions of of unauthorized dollars bailing out AIG and Bear Stern. Without any constitutionally mandated congressional approval or oversight Bernanke/Geithner (who was NY fed board member) flooded these failing shadow financials with money. Did Paulson/Bush know this was happening?

“Its {the FED}secret deals, announced almost two years after they were done, violate the democratic process, if not the Constitution itself.” Robert Reich (Economist and former Sec. of Labor) The Fed came clean about this (masterfully) directly before the Easter break and American media has blown the story. Reich accurately explains the fall out here

What other secrets is the Fed hiding?

Shredding the Yankees

Yesterday was opening day for baseball, and hope springs eternal for every team. Most fans walk through a dark ballpark tunnel into a brightly lit transcendent green field full of hope on opening day.  The beloved Red Sox did twice come from behind to beat the evil empire, sometimes known as the New York Yankees, last night. Unfortunately there is over 170 games left if you make the playoffs and the Yankees will certainly shred far more teams than almost every other in baseball. Go SOX’s.

KISS & Stocks (Keep It Simple Stupid)

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


Index Percentage Volume
Dow +0.65% down
NASDQ +0.19% down
S&P 500 +0.74% down
Russell 2000 +0.79% -

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Technicals, Fundamentals & Analysis

See PositionsStrategy , and Overview for changes made each weekend

Friday’s March jobs report was better than expected, especially for the critical private sector +123,000 jobs created.

It clearly looks like jobs creation started in November and is slowly growing.  Here’s the ultra right wind Washington Times on the jobs report Clearly good news for the economy. The old Jolly Green Giant (not so jolly anymore – Alan Greenspan) and Obama Administration predicting potential acceleration in numbers.

This report, even though the headline -9.7% job loss stayed the same, was too good for Wall Street. The longer interest rates stay low, the better it is for stocks. A better than expected number in the private sector translate to the Fed rising interest rates sooner than expected.

The big stat out of last week was China’s Manufacturing Index coming in better than expected. This shows global growth in emerging markets is still pulling the world’s economy.

Last Week’s Fearless Forecast“Up week” –  All US markets near highs as rally chugs along. Like the RED SOX against the YANKEES last night. We won.

This Weeks Fearless Forecast“Up week” – But really difficult call – The Dollar is King right now. Europe is weak (see past Investors411) and the US (jobs report) is strong. The start of the week should see a rally, but the Dollar is coming up against major support level. (see below) Best read of the tea leaves. Our bullish momentum should carry us higher at the start of the week, but I expect the dollar to hold its support. Earnings season is around the corner and the expectations of better earnings will be the deciding factor making it an up week.

Bottom Line – With the McCellan stuck near zero – no wisdom in buying or selling any large position at this time. Will continue to nibble on dips.

Significant Indexes

  • McClellan Oscillator rose significantly to -1.46 yesterday.  [+60 or above = Overbought = sell. -60 or below = oversold = buy]. StockCharts has a better version of the McClellan chart ($NYMO)LINK. – This (at least for a day) broke the downward trading pattern. Downside and Upside risk are about the same. We are neither overbought or oversold.
  • US Dollar -fell  -0.44% yesterday. [Anything over +/- @0.50 is significant.] Dollar broke through a more minor support level Friday and ended the day at $80.71. The major support at it climbing 50 day moving average is $80.19. Would be very surprised to see this fall. Falling dollar = rising stocks

As stated before -What the dollar does over the next few weeks is critical to stocks and economics around the world. Falling dollar good for stocks & rising dollar bad in the short term


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

3D and related theater stocks weekend results good. Simply not enough 3D screens to fill the demand.

The big news is the manufacturing growth in China (see above) – Mistake to take profits in FXI (China), but adding EWZ (Brazil) looks to be a good counter balancing longer term move.

Strongly considering adding health care/Biotech ETFs on dips. Their fundamental story is compelling (baby boomers getting older & obamacare covering 30+ million more) Their charts are outperforming. Recently added stocks TEVA & ESRX are in this general area.

Its frustrating, but I’d rather wait till US equities are more oversold to buy larger long term positions.



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