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Dec 24, 2007 - Issue #090



Santa Claus Rally?



Santa Claus rally??? One day does not a rally make! How much follow through can we expect in a holiday shortened week?

According to the weekly charts, not much happened in the past week which happened to include a 'quadruple witch' options expiration! What can we expect this week? Not much.

The only upcoming event of note would be the last day to establish a loss for tax purposes and we have to wait a week for that.

As stated last week, the absense of market participants during the holiday shortened 'silly season' tends to exaggerate volatility/price movements.

One does not need to be caught in a cross fire.

Dow score card for the week ending 12/21/07.

DJ-30: 13450.65 +110.80 +0.83%. The Real World DJ-30: 55.15 +0.45 +0.83%.

UP: 19, Down: 11.

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

Rising (Generally Higher Highs/Higher Lows) 14 (NC) 47%:

HON, HPQ, INTC, JNJ, KO, MCD, MO, MRK, MSFT, PG, UTX, VZ, WMT, XOM.

Consolidating (Generally Lower Highs/Higher Lows) 7 (-1) 23%:

DIS, +*GE, GM, IBM, JPM, MMM, T.

Declining (Generally Lower Highs/Lower Lows) 9 (+1) 30%:

-*AA, AIG, AXP, BA, C, CAT, -*DD, HD, PFE.

+/- denotes change of direction.

* denotes change of category.







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