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Did somebody spot a real sell-off? After a rosy start to the day, stocks are at session lows a...

Did somebody spot a real sell-off? After a rosy start to the day, stocks are at session lows a bit more than 30 minutes before the bell. DJIA -0.6%, Nasdaq -0.6%. Beleaguered VIX investors get a bounce, VXX +3.4%.
Comments (25)
  • Three weeks ago I started calling a top at 2803.35 (NDX) all the calls can be found in my Instablogs
    21 Aug 2012, 03:33 PM Reply Like
  • O good three weeks ago. That means a lot... So thats like 500 points ago. Thats not something I'd be proud of. Don't know if todays the top either....yet
    21 Aug 2012, 03:38 PM Reply Like
  • Pat on the back...
    21 Aug 2012, 03:41 PM Reply Like
  • Don't worry...the FED and PPT will begin buying shortly this market is not allowed to EVER go down..
    21 Aug 2012, 03:35 PM Reply Like
  • pure nonsense..just a strong market..those comments generally indicate you've been on the wrong side and place blame elsewhere
    21 Aug 2012, 03:37 PM Reply Like
  • Perhaps you didn't mean it quite so literally, but the market isn't what one could classify as strong right now. The technicals look pretty bad across the board, complete with inter-market divergences, and low volume. However, that doesn't always stop the market from advancing. There is good reason to believe we're putting in some sort of top in the near-term, though. May turn out to be a longer-term one.
    21 Aug 2012, 04:37 PM Reply Like
  • this morning at 9:42 I called the top ...I began three weeks updating this event..look at the stock talks and you'll see it
    21 Aug 2012, 03:39 PM Reply Like
  • You said you called it three weeks ago about 5 minutes ago on the post above. I can call the top every time we make a new high also
    21 Aug 2012, 03:40 PM Reply Like
  • and I called the crude top..and the move up on the gold and 2 hours ago the bounce at 13188 (DJ-30)
    21 Aug 2012, 03:41 PM Reply Like
  • and Toll Bros is up 50% this year...what are people buying now...their profits if any for the next 10 are these investors getting their economic training...or is it just playing the casino...they do not even know what Toll Bros does...collect coins on highways or a home a joke
    21 Aug 2012, 03:43 PM Reply Like
  • are you on drugs...I started calling this exact level three weeks ago..and this morning again at 9:42EST on stock talks also called it...
    21 Aug 2012, 03:45 PM Reply Like
  • ok you win. heres a cookie for all your troubles. I'm now agreeing with you in the fact that you didn't just post a comment saying you called the top three weeks ago even though it can be seen by everyone looking at the comments
    21 Aug 2012, 03:50 PM Reply Like
  • a cookie for my're a funny guy..more likely fat bonuses...from my clients ..
    21 Aug 2012, 03:53 PM Reply Like
  • i doubt you've had a better year then me... 35% YTD
    21 Aug 2012, 03:54 PM Reply Like
  • I had a better year than you. 61%
    21 Aug 2012, 04:37 PM Reply Like
  • You would believe me if I told you how much better
    21 Aug 2012, 03:58 PM Reply Like
  • ok i would believe you? Do you even know what your typing. This is your post from before


    "Three weeks ago I started calling a top at 2803.35 (NDX) all the calls can be found in my Instablogs"


    Do you understand what you said there? In case your not willing to read the WHOLE sentence this is what i got out of it.
    - 3 weeks ago
    - called top
    - Down 5% based on call


    golf clap!
    21 Aug 2012, 04:13 PM Reply Like
  • After underperforming the VIX I think VXX should be at least performing as well as the VIX witch was up 9% today. This fund is shorted by big institutions while small investors loses.
    21 Aug 2012, 04:04 PM Reply Like
  • There are many articles on this website that explain the disconnect between the VIX and VXX. Please read them so that you can understand why VXX does not move dollar for dollar with the VIX.
    21 Aug 2012, 09:32 PM Reply Like
  • I just sold a crap-load of calls, but I missed the peak by being 30-50 early. No, I'm not crying any. "Jus' sayin'."
    21 Aug 2012, 04:14 PM Reply Like
  • Julius..good luck trading...knock em dead..
    21 Aug 2012, 04:15 PM Reply Like
  • No top yet. Take a look at SPX 1500. Long history. We haven't had enough volume or froth and still have Fed working their bicycle pump.
    21 Aug 2012, 04:19 PM Reply Like
  • 8/21/12
    Closing Comments:
    The DJ-30 led the charge (down move) which is a MUST for any further potential downside;
    NDX: we failed to close at or below 2768.09
    Gold: (December) not reaching 1644.50 will induce a dip back down to 1618.90
    Crude: no change down to 96.41 although more likely 95.69
    ESU12: we took out the 1416.00 support pivot, therefore down to 1401.00; I need to review today in order to fit it into the picture; hopefully later I’ll update the results


    NDX: still waiting to see the final print on today’s high, but none the less; but the call was money on the target
    We MUST have a daily close at or below 2768.09 to ONLY move the PUT IN A TOP (major) door handle
    A daily close at or below 2717.16 opens the door (slightly)
    A daily close at or below 2683.31 completely opens the door
    A daily close at or below 2655.81 confirms a top in place.
    As such 2242.87 is the down price target
    Keynote: we MUST have a daily close at or below 2768.09 to ONLY consider that this move down has legs.
    21 Aug 2012, 05:03 PM Reply Like
  • I'm surprise how petty the comments are. My intention was to read comments for perspective but it turns out to be kids trying to show off how great they are.
    22 Aug 2012, 03:42 AM Reply Like
  • ...not to mention wasting time complaining about someone's poor typing or grammar by pretending to not understand! I remember bullies doing that way back in grade school!
    23 Aug 2012, 01:14 AM Reply Like
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