Jan 3, 2011 - Issue #248

Let the Games Begin 2011

Let the Games Begin 2011.

CNBC & FOX will be heralding the beginning of 'earnings season' for Q4-2010 where we will see who's been naughty or good.

The new incoming Congress will be seated and it will be interesting. I predict absolute warfare between Conservatives & 'Progressives' for the next two years.

The burning question: Do we go 'long' or 'short'?

The answer: As goes the 1st week of January, so goes the month. As goes the month, so goes the year. Many traders follow that dictum. It works often enough to pay attention.

The best stock market advisor is the stock market itself. Let the market tell its own story.

Countdown till 2012 elections: 96 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):

1/10 AA.

1/13 INTC.

1/14 JPM.

Dow score card for the week ending 12/31/10.

DJ-30: 11577.51 +4.02 +0.03%. The Real World (arithmetical) DJ-30: 50.99 +0.025 +0.03%.

UP: 17, Down: 13.

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

Rising (Generally Higher Highs/Higher Lows) 10 (-5) 33%:


Consolidating (Generally Lower Highs/Higher Lows) 19 (+7) 63%:

+*AXP, BA, -*CAT, -*DIS, HD, HPQ, +*INTC, JNJ, KFT, KO, MMM, MRK, -*MSFT, -*PFE, -*PG, T, -*UTX, +*WMT, -*XOM.

Declining (Generally Lower Highs/Lower Lows) 1 (-2) 3%:


+/- denotes change of direction.

* denotes change of category.

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