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RIP – Middle Class America

The middle class in America is being systematically wiped out of existence in America by Americas growing wealth oligarchy. Say good bye to The Beaver

Editorial is from Business Insider features 22 statistics showing America Middle Class is headed toward oblivion. This is documented & substantiated evidence that the middle class is being wiped out by the rich oligarchy in the USA. Many many thanks to Robert H for finding this article.  Here’s just a few of those stats –

  • 83% of all US stocks are in the hands of 1 percent of the people.
  • 66% of the income growth in the USA went to the top 1% of Americans from 2001 to 2007
  • 36% of Americans contribute nothing to retirement
  • 61% of Americans live mostly paycheck to paycheck in 2009 vs 43% in 2007.
  • Bottom 50%of Americans own less than 1% of nations wealth.
  • 40% of Americans are employed in low pay  service jobs.
  • Competition China garment worker makes 82 cents an hr. Cambodia 22 cents an hr.
  • 35.4 is the ave. amount of weeks it takes to find a new job.

The list goes on & on, but you get the picture. Send this to your friends

KISS & Stocks (Keep It Simple Stupid)

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


Index Percentage Volume
Dow +0.97% down
NASDQ +1.19% down
S&P 500 +1.16% down
Russell 2000 +2.24% -

Technicals, Fundamentals & Analysis

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

Mantra for week -The Black Box/High Frequency Traders control the vast majority of trades.

Another typical light/decreased volume rally that has become the norm for the Black Box traders that control the markets.

Major indexes are cutting through support levels like a knife through butter. = Bullish

For only the 8th time in history the Dow has seen triple digit gains over 3 days

Significant Indexes-

  • McClellan Oscillator (MO) rose  to +97.25 [+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. 79.25 = BEARISH
  • US Dollar –  The dollar  fell  -0.46% yesterday [Anything over +/- @0.50 is significant.] The dollar/stocks relationship is strong – Dollar up = stocks down and visa versa. Dollar just broke a major support level yesterday = Bullish
  • BDI - The  Baltic Dry Index (Measures cost of shipping – Higher costs good = more being shipped = Bullish. Also, good proxy of China.) BDI was in free fall from a high of @4200 to 1700 . This was a huge -60% drop in 8 weeks is very bearish Often a leading indicator for stocks. Here’s a 3 year chart of BDI for context. The BDI has staged a 7 day+8% rally and is at 1841bullish

Reading Tea Leaves-

The Black Box/High Frequency traders are on a buying rampage. You can’t call it a parabolic climax buying spree because of the lack of volume. Then again the BB/HFT have shatted all the former technical rulus about volume.

Because support levels have fallen, any small dip will now probably be bought into by non Black box traders.

Both the dollar and the BDI have clearly reversed their trends.


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

Updated over weekends Investors411 holds ONE position in SDS at this time

Sticking with overall strategy. But its looks more and more like a trade.  Looks like the original SDS (Short ETF trade) is going to loose $)

Instead of catching a downside move in a bear market , its turned into a downside move in an overbought bull market. This also makes the chances for success less and you have to be a more nimble trader instead of investor.

Strategy - From Monday - The same as before – “If/as US major indexes become more overbought the more ETF’s that sort the market will be purchased. Starting out with SH. Then the higher above 60 the MO goes, the more SDS (200% short the S&P 500) and other even 300% short ETF’s will be used the higher the MO goes.  See POSITIONS section at top of blog for more. Therefore what is happening is a series of trades (Short ETF’s) the more overbought the market becomes.

The same entry/exit strategy applies. Considering dropping exit/entry point to 4 instead of 5%. See Friday’s Investors411 for more. The following trades were made Friday.”

SDS (ETF the shorts the S&P 500 at 200%) was bought at 32.50 Nibbled with just a 2% of portfolio position.

From Yesterday

EWZ (Brazil) an ETF Investors411 owned for years is again outperforming and is a buy the dip opportunity.

GLD - (Gold) has come down off its high and any further dip Investors411 will buy.

Paul & Monitor in the comments section and several of you privately are anxious to reinstate the June 2 2010 YOUR Stock List – Using the old list as a starting point – will try to put a list of a dozen stocks together to buy on a dip.

Right now EWZ is the leading ETF candidate.

Long Term Outlook - NEUTRAL


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