Wednesday, September 19, 2007


What? The market rallied? The Fed cut 50bps? Who would have believed this reading all of the so called experts. The charts never lie. Another 1.5% and we are back at new highs. Once again heading into earnings season, if we hold that 1475 SPX level, 1650 is in the cards for year end.

So the Mets are now playing like minor leaguers. I cannot catch a break anywhere. My surprise pick in the NFL this year, the Oakland Raiders. They took Denver down to the wire on the road, I like them make it interesting in the AFC.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

All Along the Watchtower

Hurry Up and Wait. That is the tone of the market these days. Did anyone notice the friggin rally on Friday? We gap down 100 and trade up 30. You think the shorts are in charge, I beg to differ. Sure volume is not what it was on the down days, but it never is. Price is the leading indicator on the upside. When we get a close over 1500 SPX this week, then the fireworks will begin. Fed shmed, I see 25bps with "easing" language. That should keep the bull market in tact from a psychological view.

Take a look at the consumer staples charts, they are quite strong as they should be. A falling dollar, slowing GDP, pricing power, all good things. Think about it, are you going to stop buying your favorite soft drink for a $.03 increase? I think not. The wife just bought 3-12 packs for $9.99, last year that deal was $8.99. Less than a penny, but multiply that by a billion and it shows on the quarterly earnings.

Oh by the way, did anyone see the Notre Dame offensive line? Cause they were not in Ann Arbor yesterday. Maybe there is somthing left in Lloyd Carr's tank. I'll take a win over Ohio State please.

Monday, September 10, 2007

The Longest Yard

Ohio State, USC, App. State, and now Oregon. The NL playoffs can't come any faster. Yes my fall is over, time to concentrate on the pitching matchups against the Dodgers or Padres. I think a healthy Pedro will take the Mets back to the brink.

Speaking of the brink, a lot of my technical brethren are calling for the market to retest the summer lows. September is normally a weak period, Financial stocks in bear markets, the Fed on hold. That is why I like the upside here.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Every little thing she do is magic

Will the Fed cut rates? That is a question that was asked to me on Labor day. My unqualified opinion is not will they, but what happens if they do? Right now the markets are discounting a cut, so will it be a sell the news type of reaction? Will a 25 or 50 bp cut really effect the credit markets? Not really, but supposedly it will be a psychological buffer. All I have been saying is stocks got cheap, Bear Stearns did not go out of business, and fear ran real rampant on a 7% pull back in the indicies. If you are playing the home game, I would lock in some of those short term trades by the end of this week in time for Fed Watch 2007.

By the way, $%^* Appilation State.