Dec 6, 2010 - Issue #244



Is This Upsurge for Real?



Is the upsurge for real? It stopped short of establishing a new high. What is it waiting for? Next week???

CNBC, if they're honest, must admit Friday's price action was pathetic. Doug Kass, on CNBC's Fast Money, expects markets to pull back. If they do, his 'long' book will get longer. He likes financials. Jon 'Dr. J' Najarian thinks Kass is 'wrong on this one', expecting markets to move substantially higher rather than pulling back. Therefore, buy now.

There you have it: Two very astute traders with opposite views.

Will the markets explode to the upside if Congress aggrees to extend the Bush tax cuts? Will the markets crash if they do not?

One thing is certain: The VIX is low, therefore Options should be cheap. If you think the market is going up, buy calls or go long stocks/long puts. If you think the market is going down, skip buying the stocks. See how flexible Puts can be?

Countdown till 2012 elections: 100 weeks.

Heads Up

W. D. Gann, a keen market observer, although not an astronomer, nevertheless, was fascinated by the apparent coincidence of important market 'pivot points' and astronomical dates. Theories exist for estimating time and price of important market turning points but astronomical occurrences are computed with mathematical certainty.

There is no logical reason why these occurrences should coincide yet, empirically, they have.

The 'Full Moon' and 'New Moon', among others, have been cited. Therefore, one might be well advised to be aware of their occurrence. Note: The first 5 business days of 2008 concluded on a 'New Moon' and we all know how that worked out. Coincidence?

12/5 Sunday - New Moon (Observe Friday & Monday market activity).

12/21 Tuesday - Full Moon.

During the next two weeks, the following DJ-30 components report earnings. Keep a sharp eye out for possible price swings leading up to 'earnings day' (Subject to revision):

None.

Dow score card for the week ending 12/3/10.

DJ-30: 11382.09 +290.09 +2.62%. The Real World (arithmetical) DJ-30: 50.13 +1.33 +2.73%.

UP: 28, Down: 2.

Trends (weekly charts): This is the subjective part.

Rising (Generally Higher Highs/Higher Lows) 7 (+6) 23%:

+*AA, +*AXP, CAT, +*DD, +*HD, +*KO, +*UTX.

Consolidating (Generally Lower Highs/Higher Lows) 22 (+4) 73%:

BA, +*BAC, CVX, DIS, +*GE, HPQ, IBM, INTC, +*JNJ, JPM, +*KFT, MCD, +*MMM, MRK, +*MSFT, +*PFE, +*PG, +*T, +*TRV, VZ, WMT, XOM.

Declining (Generally Lower Highs/Lower Lows) 1 (-10) 3%:

CSCO.

+/- denotes change of direction.

* denotes change of category.





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