Thursday Outlook: Are We Having Fun Yet?

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Includes: AAPL, DVY, IBM, IEF, IWM, IYR, IYT, MDY, QQQ, SPY, TLT, XLB, XLF, XLI, XLY
by: David Fry



The casino environment that has become Wall Street and investing in general continues. It leaves mainstream investors scratching their heads, but even more importantly, it’s a major turn-off.

We had become oversold and in such conditions a stampede is easy for some trading desks and hedgies to start in the opposite direction. Besides, it’s fun to squeeze the shorts right?

So, what sparked the rally? Earnings and a positive outlook from IBM (NYSE:IBM), a late short squeeze in crude oil from Da Boyz in the trading pits, and a sense that more bailouts (oh goody!) are coming for our banker friends as hinted by the tax cheat Geithner.

Volume was higher than yesterday while breadth was just shy of a 90/10 positive day for this day in the casino.












































































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