Apr 13, 2009 - Issue #158

Pre-Holiday Trading Volume Surprise!

Pre-holiday trading volume surprise! When was the last time we saw heavy trading volume going into a holiday weekend??? Everyone was expecting a big 'nothing' day. Most traders had already closed out their positions and left town when Wells-Fargo (WFC) delivered the earnings surprise bomb. Oh, and by the way, have you noticed the date of this announcement just happened to coinside with a 'full moon'? Is this the pivot point we've been looking for? Look for follow-through (or lack thereof) on Monday.

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?

4/24 Friday - 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):

4/13 (Transportations) JBHT.

4/14 INTC, JNJ, (Transportations) CSX.

4/15 BA, (Transportations) LSTR, R.

4/16 AXP, JPM, (Transportations) GMT, LUV, YRCW.

4/17 C, CAT, GE.

4/20 BAC, IBM.

4/21 DD, KO, MRK, UTX, (Transportations) CHRW, JBLU, NSC.

4/22 GM, MCD, PG, T, (Transportations) CAL.

4/23 MSFT, XOM, (Transportations) BNI, CNW, UNP, UPS.

4/24 MMM.

Dow score card for the week ending 4/9/09.

DJ-30: 8083.38 +65.19 +0.82%. The Real World (arithmetical) DJ-30: 33.83 +0.28 +0.82%.

UP: 17, Down: 12, N/C: 1.

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

Rising (Generally Higher Highs/Higher Lows) 16 (-3) 53%:


Consolidating (Generally Lower Highs/Higher Lows) 14 (+3) 47%:

-*CVX, -*DIS, GM, -*IBM, JNJ, KFT, KO, MRK, PFE, -*PG, -*T, -*VZ, -*WMT, XOM.

Declining (Generally Lower Highs/Lower Lows) 0 (n/c) 0%:


+/- denotes change of direction.

* denotes change of category.

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