Aug 16, 2010 - Issue #228

Ground Zero Mosque

Ground Zero Mosque...never happen.

It takes workers to build something. The head of the building trades union in NYC said: "Not one worker in New York will lift a finger to build that mosque." Case closed.

CNBC didn't get the memo.

MarketClub has videos on the DJ-30, SP-500, and NASDAQ: All potentially negative, based on their 'Trade Triangle' technology, Fibonacci Retracement measures and Trend Lines. Of course, MarketClub has an annoying habit of being right, most of the time.

Countdown till November 2nd elections: 78 days.

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?

8/9 Monday - New Moon.

8/24 Tuesday - 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):

8/17 HD, WMT.

8/19 HPQ.

Dow score card for the week ending 8/13/10.

DJ-30: 10303.15 -350.41 -3.29%. The Real World (arithmetical) DJ-30: 45.38 -1.39 -2.98%.

UP: 4, Down: 26.

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

Rising (Generally Higher Highs/Higher Lows) 3 (-14) 10%:


Consolidating (Generally Lower Highs/Higher Lows) 21 (+10) 70%:

-*AA, AXP, -*BA, -*CAT, -*CVX, -*DD, -*DIS, GE, HD, -*IBM, JNJ, -*KFT, -*KO, -*MMM, MRK, -*PFE, +*PG, TRV, -*UTX, WMT, -*XOM.

Declining (Generally Lower Highs/Lower Lows) 6 (+4) 20%:

-*BAC, -*CSCO, HPQ, -*INTC, -*JPM, -*MSFT.

+/- denotes change of direction.

* denotes change of category.

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