Jan 4, 2010 - Issue #196
Blue Moon? Why did the market collapse in the last 30 minutes of the year, just in time for the Blue Moon???
Is this the foreboding of what's in store for 2010? (Buy SH?).
CNBC and Fox have been demonstrating how our national security sucks.
Iran is exploding internally. Are they going to explode the world's oil supply with them? (Buy USO?).
Every stock in the DJ-30 dived in the last 30 minutes of the year. Are we going to get Obama Health Care that
no one wants? The 2010 elections are now 10 months away and counting.
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?
1/15 Friday - New Moon.
1/30 Saturday - Full Moon (Watch market action Friday 1/29 & Monday 2/1).
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):
1/11 AA (Kicks off 'Earnings Season').
Dow score card for the week ending 12/31/09.
DJ-30: 10428.05 -92.05 -0.87%. The Real World (arithmetical) DJ-30: 45.99 -0.41 -0.88%.
UP: 4, Down: 26.
Trends (weekly charts): This is the subjective part.
Rising (Generally Higher Highs/Higher Lows) 3 (-3) 10%:
IBM, +*INTC, +*MMM.
Consolidating (Generally Lower Highs/Higher Lows) 26 (+3) 87%:
-*AA, AXP, BA, BAC, CAT, CSCO, CVX, DD, DIS, -*HD, -*HPQ, JNJ, JPM, -*KFT, KO, MCD, MRK, -*MSFT, PFE, +*PG, T,
TRV, UTX, VZ, WMT, XOM.
Declining (Generally Lower Highs/Lower Lows) 1 (N/C) 3%:
+/- denotes change of direction.
* denotes change of category.
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