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  • Intraday Market Notes: Is Tech Poised For A Turnaround? -- November 16 3 comments
    Nov 16, 2012 7:31 PM | about stocks: AAPL, GOOG

    3:30 pm ET: Today's Obama meeting of congressional leaders resulted in some willingness by both parties to effect compromises regarding the fiscal cliff. These bipartisan overtures came as music to Wall Street's ears as evidenced by the abrupt mid-morning market turnaround following the Capitol Hill meeting. The high dividend paying issues (income funds, MLPs, REITs) that have been getting hammered recently stormed back with a vengeance with many of them completely erasing yesterday's dramatic sell-off.

    With a half an hour before the close, the major averages are rallying but one has to wonder if some of this action isn't due in part to short-covering. No one wants to be short over the weekend and I'm not sure if anyone wants to be long, either, considering the rising tensions in the Middle East.

    One of the few stock events worthy of note are the bottoming tails that have formed in the charts of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG). What this shows is that the buyers are willing to step in at these levels, effectively putting the brakes on any further decline. Whether these bottoms hold remains to be seen but if you have short positions in either of these, you might want to cover them. From my point of view, I'd rather take a real profit than a potential loss.

    Have a good weekend! Go UCLA--beat 'SC!!!

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    Stocks: AAPL, GOOG
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  • ibarkinthedark
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    Confirming your analysis, the Japanese spinning top candles on both of these charts intersect major Fibonacci support. Therefore, the sector could well be in for a bounce here.

     

    On a 4.0 box point and figure chart, AAPL will reverse to a column of X's on Monday. However, longs should protect positions here and consider exits on a rebound as both AAPL and GOOG have broken trend on a point and figure chart with 5 consecutive sell signals for AAPL and 3 for GOOG. Got puts?
    18 Nov 2012, 09:20 AM Reply Like
  • Dr. Kris
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    Author’s reply » Joe Terranova on CNBC is saying that AAPL at this level is "the buy of a lifetime." I don't agree with him as margins are compressing due to increasing competition. Samsung and others are putting the full-court press on Apple and it's not going to get any better.

     

    Unless Apple can continue to innovate (and I'm not seeing that happening without Jobs--the set-top TV box should have been already introduced), I don't see it regaining its position as tech Master of the Universe.

     

    My two cents. Thanks for your technical input--much appreciated. I haven't looked at point & figure charts for a while--where can I find them? There's a bit of an art to reading them and I'm definitely rusty,

     

    Dr. K
    19 Nov 2012, 12:45 PM Reply Like
  • ibarkinthedark
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    Sorry, out hunting deer. Not everyone gets Thanksgiving dinner served to them on a platter.

     

    http://bit.ly/TWjUoK

     

    Enjoy the holidays!
    24 Nov 2012, 11:26 PM Reply Like
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