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Oct 8, 2007 - Issue #079



Pathetic!



Pathetic! While the averages were scoring new record highs, the volume was pitiful!

When, in history, has a new upside breakout bull market phase ever kicked off with such meager clout? This market's gas tank is running uphill on fumes!

And what did I say last week about 'earnings warnings'? Check out NutriSystem (NTRI); Down 33% in one day! And the volume was definitely not pathetic on that one.

In Larry Williams enlightening book, The Right Stock at the Right Time, is a table entitled, The 10-Year Stock Market Cycle: Annual Percent Change in Standard & Poor's Composite Index Past 100 Years.

Based on December prices, years' that end in the number 7 have declined 70% of the time, year-over-year with an accumulated % change of -74%. That's the bad news.

The good news is that years' that end in 8 have risen 80% of the time with an accumulated % change of 164%.

The implication being, if history is to be our guide, look for good buying opportunities if the market declines between now and year end in anticipation of a strong up market in 2008.

That means the S&P 500 would have to drop over 200 points from here. Interesting.

Dow score card for the week ending 10/5/07.

DJ-30: 14066.01 +170.38 +1.23%. The Real World DJ-30: 57.68 +0.70 +1.23%.

UP: 23, Down: 7.

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

Rising (Generally Higher Highs/Higher Lows) 17 (+1) 57%:

CAT, +*DIS, GE, GM, HON, HPQ, IBM, INTC, JNJ, KO, MCD, MMM, +*MRK, PG, UTX, VZ, XOM.

Consolidating (Generally Lower Highs/Higher Lows) 9 (-1) 30%:

AA, AXP, BA, DD, JPM, MSFT, PFE, -*T, WMT.

Declining (Generally Lower Highs/Lower Lows) 4 (n/c) 13%:

AIG, C, HD, MO.

+/- denotes change of direction.

* denotes change of category.





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