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Futures are Pointing Higer Opening

By | Daily Report, US Market | No Comments

There are a lot of positive news in the market, for a change. Some of the companies have announced good results. FDIC starting a “bad bank” concept and FOMC meeting announcement at 2:15pm. There is nothing much fed is left with from the interest rates perspective, but Uncle Ben may have some more tricks. Y’day volume was thin, and internals were ok. I would consider action so far as bouncing from the oversold region. But I am ready for any “new development” as well. The markets need to clear upper edge of the minor resistance which appears to have formed…

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The Wall Street Bailout Plan- OP’s Perspective

By | Market Psychology, Technical Analysis, US Market | 4 Comments

The $700billion market bail out plan is disclosed and is for review withCongress. The Target is to get it to President table by Friday, according to Forbes. As per the same article– Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson “is in effect becoming the dictator of the American financial system for a few months, subject to congressional oversight,” said Wall Street historian John Steele Gordon, author of a book about the national debt. They are seeking unchecked power from Congress to buy $700 billion in bad mortgage investments from financial companies in what would be an unprecedented government intrusion into the markets. I hope…

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Fed, Gold and Markets

By | Market Psychology, US Market | No Comments

Fed decided to keep interest rates flat, what’s the big deal? Markets staged a huge rally, Dow over 300 points; was that big deal? Gold dropped almost closed to support point $85 and Oil, metal and commodities were crushed, was that a big deal? These are not easy questions to answer but if we are invested, we need to draw hypothesis, find supporting data and move ahead for if everyone knows the answer, that is not the answer to invest in. Commodities and metals all together have been hurt badly over the past few days, Oil is nearly 20% down….

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Where Are We Heading Now?

By | Market Psychology, Technical Analysis, US Market, Worldwide Markets | 6 Comments

Tough Markets, the worst June for Dow since the great depression of early 30s. The Dow is down nearly 9.5%, S&P500 nearly 8%, RUT nearly 5.5% and Nasdaq nearly 7.5% for the month of June so far and we still have one more trading day left. Dow Jones industrial average is down nearly 20% since it’s all time of 14,198 in Mid Oct’07. Clearly we are, at least, in the short term bear markets. Goldman Sachs said “Conviction Sell” for Citibank. The most brilliant bankers on the street are saying this “now” when Citibank has already lost 2/3 of its…

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Is Your Parachute Ready?

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Are you ready for 300 points fall of S&P 500 in the next 3months? or more? At least that is what Bob Janjuah of Royal Bak of scotland thinks. According to him – “A very nasty period is soon to be upon us – be prepared”. He further stresses that the S&P 500 index of Wall Street equities is likely to fall by more than 300 points to around 1050 by September as “all the chickens come home to roost” from the excesses of the global boom, with contagion spreading across Europe and emerging markets. And as the outlook is…

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