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    Dec 11, 2009 6:51 PM

    December 11, 2009






    Better Retail Sales and Consumer Sentiment data helped bulls push equity prices higher today.  The dollar continued its climb while commodities (energy and gold) and bonds fell.  The ongoing “dollar carry trade” seems at risk but that didn’t seem to bother bulls in the short-term.


    Volume is hitting holiday-like lows which help bulls manage a positive day easily.  Breadth was mostly positive.


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  • Northern Dancer
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    Yeah, the final hour drive in the real estate and financial sectors was laughable, wasn't it. It sure didn't cost them much today to move those two markets to where they wanted them. Volume was about enough to fill a bathtub, making it so easy for the crooks to game the market. The real estate sector is by far the easiest to confirm as being gamed... even moreso than the financial sector. It makes me fairly confident that it's the real estate sector they're most worried about. The fools are trying to suck in as many people as possible before the inevitable happens. Anybody who thinks the real estate sector is "cookin' along on all 8 cylinders" deserves what's coming down the pipe.


    Take the Russell for example. For every 12 block trades that were up today, there were 100 block trades that were down. On the other hand, the Direxion triple ETF (FAS) had 323 block trades that were up for every 100 block trades that were down. Would anybody like to bet that almost all of those trades didn't happen in that final laughable hour? What does this tell us? It tells us that the big boyz are going let the Russell small caps tank in the coming weeks while they game the financial sector. Why those bastards aren't all in jail is beyond me. I think their day is probably coming once they've pushed the American people a step too far.


    11 Dec 2009, 08:52 PM Reply Like
  • untrusting investor
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    Why those bastards aren't all in jail is beyond me. I think their day is probably coming once they've pushed the American people a step too far
    We can all hope, but big money is all that really matters. We put a petty thief in jail for years, but when da boyz steal billions or trillions ... there's plenty left to payoff the powers that be and the lobbyists.
    12 Dec 2009, 10:08 PM Reply Like
  • absolute return guy
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    Untrusting, I have to agree. I come across a scam a day in stocks and wonder how these people stay out of jail. The entire OTC:BB should be investigated. Look at TAMO and VPRS. Neither company has over $10,000 cash but pays for research to come out and suggest the stock should go to $30! and no one in jail.......I guess the best I can hope for is to add.....yet.


    Did get a nice stocking stuffer offer in the email box from OptionsXpress I thought I would pass along to anyone interested. They are giving $350 to anyone who opens a new account with at least $500 (I guess that leaves out VPRS....they don't have that much) and makes 5 trades in 6 months. I received mine from WhatTheMarketWants from Sabrient. Check it out if interested.
    14 Dec 2009, 02:40 PM Reply Like
  • edgetraderplus
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    "Holiday volume" seems to have begun back in October. This market has
    not had a lot of "demand" volume, but even worse, no "supply" volume, the
    kind that takes out supports.


    Volume has picked up, relatively, over the past several trading days, more
    likely distribution going on as strong hands sell into weak hands.
    14 Dec 2009, 03:29 PM Reply Like
  • Time2Work
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    George Reeves sure looks excellent in a Superman outfit. But there were very few black and white episodes where he typed in his costume.


    I am thinking this is from the Muscles McGirk episode, not 100% sure. Anyone positive? Is this an actual still, or promotional picture?


    Inquiring minds want to know.
    1 Apr 2010, 09:26 PM Reply Like
  • Time2Work
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    Ahh, never mind. Not his office. Door isn't where it should be.


    [Door is gone? Where is door? -- Fawlty Towers.]
    1 Apr 2010, 09:29 PM Reply Like
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