Christine Odonnell

Fresh Face for the Old Guard Corporations

Jobs/Candidates/Corporate Interests

Three of you in the comments section of the blog are aghast at the nomination of Republican Tea Party’s Christine O’Donnell in Delaware. You can see her lack of  qualifications on Wikipedia. Other sources are a lot harsher.

She is a far right religious person [masturbation = adultery]  a Perky Pretty Palin, & most important she has backing from the major corporations/industry groups that dominate America.

Bottom Line - There are perhaps a half dozen major old guard industry groups that are focused on one thing – profits. They use scaling and create their jobs abroad instead of at home. These giant companies gobble up smaller ones then (think Gordon Geko) then decimate the jobs of the acquired smaller company to make greater profits. Even the smaller companies in an industry group devour the start ups and diminishing their work force is a top priority. That’s the giant jobs eating food chain for America’s old guard globalized corporations.

O’donnell is perfect for Wall Street. perfect for the Koch Brothers (& other wealthy oligarchs) that finance the Tea Party, Perfect for the old guard major corporations. Perfect for religious groups & others manipulated by fear. But devastating for the job starved middle class.

Jobs/ Helping Small Business

Two Republicans broke ranks and voted with Democrats to break Republican Senate filibuster that was against helping small business. House should vote on this today or tomorrow.

“would create a $30 billion fund that the government would invest in independent community banks to encourage lending to small firms.

It would also exclude from taxes all capital gains on sales of small-business stock, and ease tax rules for expending and depreciating equipment. Tax breaks in the bill total $12 billion.” Source ultra right wing CNBC

KISS & Stocks (Keep It Simple Stupid)

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


Index Percentage Volume
Dow +0.44% flat
NASDQ +0.50% down
S&P +0.35% down
Russell 2000 +0.51% -


Technicals, Fundamentals & Analysis

Investors411 record – 5 years of beating benchmark S&P 500

Mantra for September - “The Black Box/High Frequency Traders BB/HFT control the majority of trades. Jim Cramer -”BB/HFT make up 80% of trades.”

Term for the DayMcClellan Index/Oscillator - From Investopedia (don’t worry if you do not understand what they are saying. EMA = Exponential Moving Average an adjusted daily moving average of price) -

“A market breadth indicator that is based on the difference between the number of advancing and declining issues on the NYSE. It is primarily used for short and intermediate term trading.

To calculate subtract a 39 day EMA (of advancing issues – declining issues) from a 19 day EMA (of advancing issues – declining issues).”

Investors411 uses this Oscillator because it is broad based & does NOT include volume. If you look at  the MO chart below, you’ll find a strong correlation between +60 and above showing markets overbought and -60 and below showing markets oversold. These are often the starting points for rallies or declines that last for weeks and sometimes months. Compare with the rises and fall of major US indexes. The MO works differently in different kinds of markets (bear, neutral, bull) so it needs tweaking and the +/- 60 are numbers not written in sand,

US Markets - From financial channel Volume is down 30% relative to last year on major US stock indexes. Volume no longer a decent forecasting tool for major US indexes.

Forex dominates (see yesterday’s term of the day) today’s trading. Bank of Japan yesterday dumped billions into their currency in hopes that the Yen would depreciate.

Significant Indexes

  • The Dollar (USD) [Anything daily price move over +/- 0.50 is significant. Dollar moves inversely to stocks] The dollar, rose  +0.43% yesterday.   For stocks trend is still =Bullish
  • The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) [measures cost of world trade. Also proxy for China & emerging markets] Fell a  -3.40% yesterday.  The BDI does not have the immediate impact that the MO or Dollar does. Third down day in a row with rate of fall increasing. If this continues BDI bullish trouble Right now longer term chart pattern Bullish/Neutral
  • McClellan Index – (MO) [The rough guideline is over +60 = overbought market = sell positions or short stocks, & -60 = oversold market = buy stocks.] MO fell to +38.99 yesterday. Very unusual NYSE rose =0.25% yet the MO fell a minor 14%. Trend is moving lower and indicator is = NEUTRAL

Reading Tea Leaves

Dollar market and Japan’s intervention for the first time in six years is what’s got traders attention. Japan an exporting country has watched the Yen (their currency) go up in price making their goods cost less. Governments around the world including our Fed (Permanent Open Market Operations) are all trying to manipulate their currencies so their goods cost less and their exporters sell more.  Is this the start of a trade war?  If so, China is way ahead in currency manipulations.


The  Positions Section link to latest & former buys and sells  - These are positions I actually own

(I do manage 6 accounts that have other positions)

Current positions –  EWS (Singapore).

Trend is clearly bullish for stocks. If we can get the MO down to @ +20 (@a 100 point drop in Dow) and you can tolerate risk you could nibble. Also, of course, we get up over +60 on the MO and  a rise in the Dow/major indexes, that would be a selling or shorting point for those that can tolerate the risk. (see past Investors411)

Their are obviously safer entry/exit points, but that’s where the tea leaves tell me to start.




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