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The Inner Circle, Issue #411 - Obama asks Congress for blank check
February 22, 2014
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Obama asks Congress for blank check

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Stocks rise until they meet resistance then reverse until they find support.

Intel (INTC):

Anytime a quality company becomes available at depressed prices, (IMO) it should be bought.

MarketClub's Trade Triangle Technology algorithm currently ranks INTC Primary (monthly) Trend 'UP'.

INTC is now 3rd of the 10 highest dividend yielding stocks in the 'Dow Dogs' (3.64%).

INTC is now 2nd of the 5 lowest priced stocks among the 'Dow Small Dogs'.

1/15: Day before earnings announced, an opportunity again presented itself to roll-up 'protective' puts at advantageous prices thereby locking in gains without sacrificing further upside potential (beats the hell out of using 'stops'). Did you take advantage?

1/16 After close, management announced expecting lower revenues going forward.

1/17 INTC gets hit hard at opening but closes well off the 25.25 low.

Week ending 2/21 INTC closed 24.42 (below the 50 SMA on the daily chart - unfavorable - but above the 200 SMA - favorable).

Protective puts doing their job.

In the event of a rally running out of steam, always be prepared to switch to 'premium collection mode' by selling front month (or no more than 2nd month out) ATM covered calls thereby morphing into a 'protected collar' position.

Key primary trend algo to watch: 12/3 low 23.40 (lowest low - last 3 mo).

Recent resistance pivot point: 2/21 high 24.96.

INTC currently searching for support.

Critical: 11/19 50 SMA crossed above 200 SMA on weekly chart = 'Golden Cross' (favorable).

Earnings: 5 yr avg EPS: 1.84. TTM EPS: 1.89. Current P/E: 12.92. Forward P/E: 13.37.

Est Avg Yr EPS: 1.85. Est Yr High EPS: 2.12. Est Yr Low EPS: 1.70 (per analysts).

Next earnings date: 4/15.

The combination of low price/high yield + support at the 50 & 200 SMA (at least, on weekly chart) = opportunity (IMO).

Whether you buy stock, protect with puts (& collect dividends) or buy calls (whatever suits your style), a limited risk/high reward position can be constructed. Each strategy has its own follow-up tactics, depending on how it plays out.

Cisco Systems (CSCO):

Week ending 2/21 CSCO closed 22.13 (Yield: 3.41%).

CSCO is now back in among the 'Dow Dogs' ranking 6th of the 10 highest yielding.

CSCO is now 1st of 5 lowest priced among the 'Dow Small Dogs'.

Key primary resistance algo to watch: 11/13 high 24.00 (highest high - last 3 mo).

Current resistance pivot 2/12 high 22.92 (also highest high - last 3 wks).

Recent support: 2/13 low 21.67.

Double bottom formed between 4/19 low 19.98 & 12/13 low 20.22 (key primary support algo).

Critical: Break this and computer screens light up all over the world. Technically, CSCO would be in deep shit.

CSCO currently above the 50 SMA but below the 200 SMA on daily chart (mixed). Weekly chart: Currently below the 50 SMA but above the 200 SMA (again mixed).

Earnings are rising, so far, (management lowered forward sales projections).

Earnings: 5 yr avg EPS: 1.36. TTM EPS: 1.52. Current P/E: 14.56. Forward P/E: 11.20.

Est Avg Yr EPS: 1.99. Est Yr High EPS: 2.06. Est Yr Low EPS: 1.96 (per analysts).

Next earnings date: 5/21/14.

Comments? Ideas? Feedback? Let me have it, right between the eyes! I'd love to hear from you. Just reply to this zine and tell me what you think!
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