Mar 2, 2009 - Issue #152
Dow declining. As readers of this blog are aware, MarketClub sounded the alarm, on more
than one occasion, that the DJIA appeared headed toward 6500-6000. Nice call.
CNBC's Larry Kudlow, among others in the buy and hold (buy and pray?) camp, are being
sorely tested. Analysis of many stock charts is indicating lower still.
If a reason is needed, does the Obama, Pelosi, Reed stimulus plan have anything to do
Is there anything left to be said?
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?
3/10 Tuesday - Full Moon.
3/26 Thursday - New Moon.
During the next two weeks, the following Dow components report earnings. Keep a sharp eye
out for possible price swings leading up to 'earnings day' (Subject to revision):
3/2 (Transportations) OSG.
Dow score card for the week ending 2/27/09.
DJ-30: 7062.93 -302.74 -4.11%. The Real World (arithmetical) DJ-30: 29.56 -1.27 -4.11%.
UP: 6, Down: 24.
Trends (weekly charts): This is the subjective part.
Rising (Generally Higher Highs/Higher Lows) 0 (-1) 0%:
Consolidating (Generally Lower Highs/Higher Lows) 9 (+6) 30%:
+*BAC, +*GM, +*HD, +*IBM, +*JPM, KO, +*T, +*VZ, -*WMT.
Declining (Generally Lower Highs/Lower Lows) 21 (-5) 70%:
AA, AXP, BA, C, CAT, CVX, DD, DIS, GE, HPQ, INTC, JNJ, KFT, MCD, MMM, -*MRK, -*MSFT, PFE,
PG, UTX, XOM.
+/- denotes change of direction.
* denotes change of category.
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