Oct 17, 2011 - Issue #289

Republican 'Elite' Declares War

Republican 'Elite' declares war... on the 'Tea Party'? Yes, according to the New York Times as reported by Rush Limbaugh (realclearpolitics.com). Look it up.

CNBC & Fox News (FNC) are thrilled by the markets rally... but one thing goes wrong in europe and the whole thing unravels (IMO).

Ron Ianieri (IONOPTIONS) teaching a mini-course on dealing with the new 'norm': High Volatility. Still time to sign up.

Countdown till 2012 elections: 55 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?

10/11 Tuesday - Full Moon (AA reports earnings, just saying). We now know, they 'disappointed'.

10/26 Wednesday - 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):

10/17 IBM.

10/18 BAC, INTC, JNJ, KO.

10/19 AXP, TRV, UTX.

10/20 MSFT, T.

10/21 GE, MCD, VZ.

10/24 CAT.

10/25 DD, MMM.

10/26 BA.

10/27 PG, XOM.

10/28 CVX, MRK.

Dow score card for the week ending 10/14/11.

DJ-30: 11644.49 +541.37 +4.88%. The Real World (arithmetical) DJ-30: 51.28 +2.38 +4.87%.

UP: 29, Down: 1.

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

Rising (Generally Higher Highs/Higher Lows) 17 (+12) 57%:

+*BA, +*CAT, CSCO, +*CVX, +*DIS, +*GE, HPQ, IBM, +*INTC, +*JPM, +*KFT, PFE, +*PG, +*T, +*TRV, WMT, +*XOM.

Consolidating (Generally Lower Highs/Higher Lows) 12 (-10) 40%:


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


+/- denotes change of direction.

* denotes change of category.

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