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What Do We Do Monday Morning?, Issue #333 - Weak rally, so far
August 19, 2012
Aug 20, 2012 - Issue #333
Weak Rally, So Far
Weak rally, so far.
DJ-30 still challenging the May high. Volatility low. Protect your stocks. Buy puts.
ION OPTIONS Ron Ianieri, "Unexpected news can destroy any chart!", has taught professional traders/market makers how to use options. Let him teach you.
MarketClub 'Trade Triangle' technology approach to timing is profound.
MarketClub Primary Trend (monthly algorithms) on DJ-30 stocks:
UP (16) 53%:
AXP, CVX, DIS, GE, HD, JNJ, KFT, MMM, MRK, PFE, PG, T, TRV, VZ, WMT, XOM.
DOWN (14) 47%:
AA, BA, BAC, CAT, CSCO, DD, HPQ, IBM, INTC, JPM, KO, MCD, MSFT, UTX.
Dow Dogs (10 highest yielding):
T, VZ, MRK, PFE, JNJ, PG, DD, INTC, CVX, GE.
Dow Small Dogs (5 lowest priced among the 10 highest yielding):
MRK, T, INTC, PFE, GE.
As of 7/31, corporate stock earnings yields on the S&P 500 (SPY) still above corporate bond yields (7.74% vs. 1.79%) thus favoring corporate stocks over corporate bonds 4.32 to 1. Keep your eye on earnings yields. That's what you're being paid to take risk. Dividend yields are only part of the picture.
Countdown till 2012 elections: 11 weeks.
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?
8/1 Wednesday - Full Moon.
8/17 Friday - New Moon.
8/31 Friday - Full Moon.
During the next two weeks, the following DJ-30 components report earnings. Keep a sharp eye out for price swings, up or down, (possible trading on 'inside information'?) leading up to 'earnings day' (Subject to revision):
8/22 HPQ. End of 2Q 2012 'Earnings Season'.
Dow score card for the week ending 8/17/12.
DJ-30: 13275.20 +67.25 +0.51%. The Real World (arithmetical) DJ-30: 57.15 +0.29 +0.51%.
UP: 14, Down: 16.
Trends (weekly charts): This is the subjective part.
Rising (Generally Higher Highs/Higher Lows) 10 (-4) 33%:
+*BAC, CAT, CSCO, +*HD, IBM, MMM, +*MSFT, PG, +*TRV, UTX.
Consolidating (Generally Lower Highs/Higher Lows) 20 (+5) 67%:
-*AA, AXP, BA, -*CVX, DD, DIS, -*GE, -*HPQ, -*INTC, JNJ, -*JPM, -*KFT, KO, +*MCD, MRK, PFE, T, VZ, WMT, -*XOM.
Declining (Generally Lower Highs/Lower Lows) 0 (-1) 0%:
+/- denotes change of direction.
* denotes change of category.
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