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Instablog – Updates of Apple, Inc. / 5 - Dow 30 Industrial: June 18th.

|Includes: Apple Inc. (AAPL), AXP, CVX, HPQ, MDLZ, TRV


Date:  June 18, 2011




Companies and Indexes for this week:  AAPL, HPQ, AXP, KFT, TRV, CVX.


This week continues my rotation through the Dow 30 Industrials offered exclusively in my / this Instablog.  I suggest that it provides you with a brief history of the accuracy of my “Comments” and ability to correctly Forecast, not only the General Market / Sectors and Industry Groups / Commodities – and specific Securities.  For each of these 30 Dow Jones Industrial component securities you will quickly see that my Methodology and Analytics is one of the very best.  If you will continue to review my work / analytics you will find that it is objective, candid, pragmatic, accurate and consistently profitable. 


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In the below tables there is an update of this week’s grouping of 5  ‘valuated’  eg. - Dow 30 Industrial companies plus Apple, Inc. with brief Comments and Current Warnings and (not formal) Recommendations. 

General Market – Current Perspective

My Personal / Private Blog covers this title at least twice per week.

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Companies - Current Perspective

A Ranking, using each of my three (weighted disciplines) -- Comments for each Company -- and current Numeric Ranking of the position of each Company within the Dow 30 Industrials should give you plenty hard analytics work each and every week, but I can assure you that if you will do this ‘homework’ you will soon you will be doing it like a professional.

Apple, Inc.

Apple, Inc:  for those of you who follow my work/analytics closely – you know that I focus much of my effort on Comparative Analytics.  AAPL is nothing more than a Bellwether Company has served that purpose very well over many years, bull and bear – it is my - Numero Uno. 

Grouping Two: (see below for a list of the six groupings of five - Dow 30 Industrial Companies.)


Symbol and Current Numeric Ranking within the Dow 30 Industrials


(weighting 40%)

(weighting 35%)

(weighting 25%)


(NYSE:HPQ) Ranked: # 28





Comments: Currently, at $35. down from $49 at the first of the year.  If you review my comments about HPQ you will find I called the top on the button.  Fundamentally, it is currently not very compelling – remember I use – Comparative Analytics.  Technically, it offers little hope for any kind of a longer-term recovery.  I expect a pop of maybe 10% and then more downside.  Consensus wise, it is “Good.”  Maybe you should start believing that these Low Ranked securities are not the one’s to hold long or certainly the one’s to buy.


(NYSE:AXP) Ranked: # 14



Very Poor


Comments: Currently, at $48. also offers little hope for recovery.  Remember in this ‘Rotation’ – “stuff” that I propound,  AXP is in the mid range of the Dow 30 components and therefore it is in “No Where’s Vil” – that is just a term that I coined many years ago.  I will never understand the average and I mean average investor holding this kind of a company at times like this.


(KFT) Ranked: # 13



Very Good


Comments:   Currently, at $34.  KFT just might make a new high in the coming weeks.  Too bad it is not a bigger mover!.


(NYSE:TRV) Ranked: # 18





Comments: Currently, at $58. has broken down just like I warned that it would.  However, if there is a rally coming soon, I would hold and very likely sell at or near the top of that bounce.  Do you read my Best of the Best on Tuesday’s and my Worst of the Worst on Thursday’s?  These Companies that are in the middle are not EVER considered to be help in my Clients Portfolios.


(NYSE:CVX) Ranked: # 3


Very Good

Very Good

Very Good

Comments:  Currently, at $99.  It is my opinion that you will have a weak chance to get back to the highs of $109.  But it will try.  Regardless I suggest you consider selling at or even a bit below the $110 price. Yes, it is currently in the top 10% and also had done an excellent job, but its time for glory is almost over.

You can find all Dow 30 Industrial Companies and a number of other supporting Bellwether and High Profile charts amongst the 100 or so in:

Six Groupings of the Dow 30 Industrials:  You might want to go back and see what I said six weeks ago on any of these Groupings.

Grouping One: BAC, CSCO, GE, BA, XOM
Grouping Two: HPQ, AXP, KFT, TRV, CVX
Next Week (if possible):  Grouping Three: CAT, HD, KO, DIS, DD
Grouping Four: T, IBM, JNJ, AA, JPM                                                                  Grouping Five: VZ, MRK, PG, MCD, MSFT
Grouping Six: PFE, , MMM, UTX, WMT, INTC

Notes for the above Tables:

Note One:  While I cover my Three Disciplines, Fundamental, Technical and Consensus analysis, my focus for these updates is primarily technical.  It’s the WHEN that is so very critical in this market, and I have given you the WHAT in my articles and above.   I also pride my work / analytics because I can share with investors the WHY or Rationale as to each security I recommend.  Selectivity is also an essential for investing wisely, but rather easy if you will use the “Three Pillars” of my Methodology.  I continuously monitor the fundamentals and consensus status of these and many more companies, sectors and industry groups.  As a mini example, please see my Public List in StockCharts of about 100 companies listed alphabetically by my two categories of securities - Bellwether and High Profile.  Use this URL:  Click here and scroll through them.

Note Two:  When these three disciplines are Excellent to Very Good they become Candidates for Buying and when they are Poor to Very Poor they become Candidates for Short Sale.  There is always rather large number of companies in both categories, but I wait for clear, bullish or bearish Inflection Points to be sure.  You might want to think of these comments in terms of a slot machine.  When my ‘Three Disciplines’ have 3 bars of Excellent / Very Good – it’s a bullish Jack Pot!  Strangely enough to some investors, when I have 3 lemons of Poor to Very Poor – it’s a bearish Jack Pot!

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You can find my specific article for these securities by going to search and my name in


There is more supporting information about my work / analytics in the following URLs:


My Personal / Private Blog  --  Investing Wisely:  (Introductory Information about my Investment Methodology)


Three articles supporting my “Three Pillars” of my Investment Methodology that you may want to read:  (the title for each is at the end of the below URLs)


Using the Dow 30 Industrials as an example of the importance of ‘Rotation” here is a current list of the Top 3 or 10% and the Bottom 3 or 10% of these components:


Top (Best of the Best):  CAT, PFE, CVX.


Bottom ( Worst of the Worst):  CSCO, BAC, HPQ.


If you will look at my Charts of these examples you will get the picture as to Why I invest using my Rotation Model.  It is simple – it is much more consistently Profitable!


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Steven Bauer,  Ph.D.