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  • S&P 500 Stocks with Most Downside and Upside Potential 0 comments
    Dec 14, 2009 4:15 PM

    Like everyone else, I too have enjoyed the stock market rally since the March-2009 lows. However, I insist upon cautiously pacing myself at the punchbowl or keg as personal experiences and observations of others' at college fraternity parties have taught me all too well the pitfalls of overconsumption and its impact upon one's judgment.

    Despite it being almost 28 years since my animal house daze as a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE), the instincts towards fraternal love and stewardship remain with me and are partially why I write's Market Direction Blog.

    Those already familiar with my work and approach to the markets know that I prefer to use both fundamental and technical analysis in my investment decision making process, but give more weight to the latter for the purposes of market timing and risk management.

    Given the fact that this rally is approaching End-of-the-World or Burning Man dimensions, I decided to step back, check out the lay of the land, and share my observations with anyone (and to dispel any notions of chauvinism or sexism on my part, "anyone" includes both males and females) who may be in danger of wearing beer goggles.


    The following is a list of stocks you might want to avoid, lest you find yourself having to chew off an arm or leg just to save your portfolio:


    Intraday analysis as of  Dec-14-2009

    To view full report and datatables, please visit hyperlink.


    On the other hand, for those of you who are still on the hunt for some Wall Street love and wanting to stay clear of momentum traps, then here are some names to consider for relatively attractive upside potential:


    Intraday analysis as of  Dec-14-2009

    To view full report and datatables, please visit hyperlink.


    Needless to say, I strongly encourage readers to perform their own due diligence before determining if any of the companies on these lists are suitable for long and/or short investments.

    If you have any positive or negative comments on any of these stocks, please feel free to share them in a constructive manner for the benefit of other readers.

    Meanwhile, I hope that I have saved you both time and remorseful afterthoughts of making a bad decision while under the influences of another one of Wall Street's euphoric orgies.



    *Disclosures: Hillbent does not provide individualized market advice. The information we publish regards companies in which we believe our readers may be interested and our reports reflect our sincere opinions. Nevertheless, they are not intended to be personalized recommendations to buy, hold, or sell securities. Investments in the securities markets, and especially in options, are speculative and involve substantial risk. Each individual investor should determine their respective appropriate level of risk. It is recommended that you seek personal advice from your professional investment advisor and conduct further independent due diligence research before acting on information published in any of our reports. Most of our information is derived directly from information published by the companies on which we report and/or from other sources we deem to be reliable, without our independent verification.

    Therefore, we cannot assure the completeness or accuracy of information contained within these reports and we do not in any way warrant or guarantee the success of any action which you take in reliance on our statements., Inc. or its affiliates may own positions in the equities mentioned in our reports. We do not receive any compensation from any of the companies covered in our reports.




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