Sep 8, 2008 - Issue #127

Hurricane Sarah

'Hurricane Sarah' hit St. Paul, MN and the impact was felt nationwide. Immediately, according to CNBC, money flowed in from Wall Street's heavy hitters.

Suddenly, the Republicans have a 'rock star' on their ticket. So powerful is the 'Palin effect', women instantly identify with her. Her sexy intellectual style of eyeglasses are off the charts. Hair dressers are inundated. The 'upsweep' is back. Sarah Palin is an economic tsunami.

As popular as she is with women, men love her even more. Adults say, 'WOW', teens say, 'MOM'. Rush Limbaugh says, "Babies, guns and Jesus...Hot Damn!"

The Dow components this past week, according to the score card, have turned sharply lower. Apparently, we're not on bottom yet.

Freddy Mac and Fannie Mae have been taken over by the federal government. Good or bad for the market? To be determined but it's looking pretty good so far.

Heads Up:

During the next two weeks, the following Dow components will report earnings. Keep a sharp eye for 'surprises'. You might be able to catch a nice swing in the week or two leading up to 'Earnings Day':

9/18 FDX (Dow Transportations).

Dow score card for the week ending 9/5/08.

DJ-30: 11220.96 -322.59 -2.79%. The Real World (arithmetical) DJ-30: 45.94 -1.32 -2.79%.

UP: 9, Down: 21.

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

Rising (Generally Higher Highs/Higher Lows) 2 (n/c) 7%:

+*HD, +*WMT.

Consolidating (Generally Lower Highs/Higher Lows) 12 (-14) 40%:


Declining (Generally Lower Highs/Lower Lows) 16 (+14) 53%:

-*AA, -*BA, -*CAT, -*CVX, -*DIS, -*GE, IBM, -*INTC, KO, -*MCD, -*MMM, -*MRK, -*MSFT, -*PFE, -*VZ, -*XOM.

+/- denotes change of direction.

* denotes change of category.

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