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Trader's Almanac: September 30, 2011

For Traders Who Have Full-Time Jobs
and
A MANAGER WHO CONSTANTLY  WATCHES OVER THEIR SHOULDERS DURING MARKET HOURS.
  
                                                 BULLS

Large Insider Trading (Buys): AEO $6.37 mill BFS $6.19 mill.  
New High: VRUS QDEL
Unusual Volume: FDUS
Analyst Upgrades: MRO
Top Gainers: ATRM SYMX  CISG  NEXS
Oversold Condition: XUE  BIOD
 
For Technical Analysis Chartists
Channel Up: SMB  MAXY
Reverse Head & Shoulders: HRBN  KCLI
Ascending Triangle: SKX  NATH
 
 
                                                          BEARS

Large Insider Trading (Sales): GNET $10.7 mill; TIF $28.6 mill;
New Low:  KIPS FEED  FMCN
Unusual Volume: EWX  HBP  LSTK
Analyst Downgrades: SDRL
Top Losers: PNSN  EK  ENOC  DLGC  FMCN
Overbought Condition: AMAC HGIC
 
For Technical Analysis Chartists
Channel Down:  QMM  GBDC
Head & Shoulders: ACHN TPX XNY
Descending Triangle: ALG  ROIC  GOOD


Date Time Release Impact For Actual Expected Prior
Sep 30 8:30 AM Personal Income Aug -0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
Sep 30 8:30 AM Personal Spending Aug 0.2% 0.2% 0.7%
Sep 30 8:30 AM PCE Prices - Core Aug 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Sep 30 9:45 AM Chicago PMI Sep 60.4 54.0 56.5
Sep 30 9:55 AM Michigan Sentiment - Final Sep 59.4 57.5 57.8
                 
                   
Crude Oil        $78.75 -4.13%
Gold                $1,616 +0.31%
10 yr Treasury   1.92      -4.00%
30 yr Treasury   2.92      -4.58%
EUR / USD     $1.3389
                 
USD / JPY      $76.98