Jan 17, 2011 - Issue #250

Allowing State Bankruptcies

Allowing state bankruptcies would do whole bunches of good for the country and the markets. Case closed.

CNBC & Fox News have definitely touched a nerve with their viewers on this one.

Democrat state politicians have painted themselves and the taxpayers into a corner by making promises to public employee unions that they simply can't live up to.

As Conservatives take back the nation, new agreements need to be put in place (as industries have already done) by switching from 'defined benefit' to 'defined contribution' retirement plans. If unions won't agree, let states file bankruptcy, tear up the contracts, and start over.

Is there anyone that doesn't realize the nation has a spending problem? Restoring 'spending' back to pre-Obama levels would be a good start.

Countdown till 2012 elections: 94 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?

1/4 Tuesday - New Moon.

1/19 Wednesday - 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):

1/18 IBM.

1/21 BAC, GE.

1/24 AXP, MCD.

1/25 DD, JNJ, MMM, TRV, VZ.

1/26 BA, UTX.

1/27 CAT, MSFT, PG, T.

1/28 CVX.

1/31 XOM.

Dow score card for the week ending 1/14/11.

DJ-30: 11787.38 +112.62 +0.96%. The Real World (arithmetical) DJ-30: 51.92 +0.50 +0.96%.

UP: 21, Down: 8, N/C: 1.

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

Rising (Generally Higher Highs/Higher Lows) 16 (-1) 53%:


Consolidating (Generally Lower Highs/Higher Lows) 11 (+3) 37%:

-*AA, CAT, DD, -*DIS, +*INTC, -*JNJ, KFT, +*KO, -*MSFT, +*TRV, -*VZ.

Declining (Generally Lower Highs/Lower Lows) 3 (-2) 10%:

MCD, -*MRK, T.

+/- denotes change of direction.

* denotes change of category.

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