Oct 26, 2009 - Issue #186
This weekend, I attended a town hall meeting where the main disscussion focused on the pending Obama health care
legislation. Two words: Total disaster.
You will be taxed if you do, taxed if you don't, taxed if you would, taxed if you won't. It will raise costs and
The solution: Two words: Regime change. Any politician that votes 'yes', at any point, for this monstrosity will
be delt with severely at the polls.
CNBC will be winding down 'earnings season'. Then what? Does the market not look like it is in the process of
rolling over? Expect a significant low pivot point to be installed. The question is how far down? Fibonacci
retracement and MACD indicator are useful tools. It pays to be aware of where MarketClub's 'trade triangles' will
trigger. Take advantage of low VIX where possible.
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?
11/02 Monday - Full Moon.
11/16 Monday - New 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):
10/29 PG, XOM.
Dow score card for the week ending 10/23/09.
DJ-30: 9972.18 -23.73 -0.24%. The Real World (arithmetical) DJ-30: 43.98 -0.11 -0.24%.
UP: 13, Down: 17.
Trends (weekly charts): This is the subjective part.
Rising (Generally Higher Highs/Higher Lows) 11 (-6) 37%:
CAT, +*CSCO, HPQ, KFT, MCD, MMM, MSFT, +*PG, +*TRV, UTX, XOM.
Consolidating (Generally Lower Highs/Higher Lows) 16 (+3) 53%:
AA, -*AXP, BAC, -*CVX, -*DD, -*DIS, HD, IBM, -*INTC, JNJ, -*JPM, KO, -*MRK, -*PFE, T, -*WMT.
Declining (Generally Lower Highs/Lower Lows) 3 (+3) 10%:
-*BA, -*GE, -*VZ.
+/- denotes change of direction.
* denotes change of category.
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