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Entries in CLW (6)


..stalling too long

The expectation of a dip since early Tuesday morning is getting a bit tiresome due to the action today.  It’s getting a bit too long in the tooth and there is no solace in today’s mid-day rally or the fact the market managed to close above what should be a short term ‘floor’ at ~1098.   The ‘floor’ seems a little squeaky and you can start seeing downstairs (1080’s) through some cracks.    A close above today’s close is a necessity now for Friday (need to see some conviction dip buying show up), otherwise any disappointment over China’s weeeknd PMI’s and/or US ISM on Monday will cause a roll down the stairs to test the 1080's levels quickly.   Market's resiliency will probably be tested tomorrow, if buyer's don't show up before the macro data next week. 

Being underinvested after Tuesday’s 1118 alert avoids any real worrying of the above happening, yet trading goes on slowly and it includes being ‘selective’ in picking out some current earnings and sticking with them and/or buying them on dips.   These stocks have ‘underlying’ earnings that should avoid any ‘hits’ a high beta stock or sector such as commodities may experience in a further pullback.  

A couple more of these earnings in the last 24hrs, include DJIM stocks past and present. BMO, we had VCI, CLW.   AMC, we have DLB  with excellent #’s and ROVI  again not disappointing.   These companies keep producing Q after Q.    Tonight’s EPS#’s in high beta closely followed names like APKT, WYNN, CSTR, even FSLR  are very ‘noisy’ and hard to gauge immediately off the headline revenue and/or EPS beat.   The reactions are more of the profit taking unfolding we alluded to after VECO that is still presiding over the momentum ‘popular’ stocks.


...slowly but surely

..the market crawls methodically for 1131 retest

We can wrap the today’s market by repeating yesterday’s first paragraph as the context remains the same.   Overall,  simply buyers on fence and shorts not eager to press on with new positions.Market sticks to tight range showing more signs of resiliency as buyers show up to buy dip blips off anything that can be construed as possible bad news. (*China Stress tests (housing)- Commods bought up after headline pressured them.   Still, this may get more attention as the belief recently was the China gov't would be "relaxing" things.    Also, the discrepancy in the steel uptick end of July vs. X's and other steel co's guidance not resolved.   Leaning on the X  side as to what might be occuring going forward.

Overshadowing a broad tight range market was the outperformance of DJIM’s Q stocks as traders buy the earnings.  Recently mentioned, EXPD  led the charge ( last week noted as long as transports stay intact the market would be fine) with VMW, ILMN CLW  hitting new highs since releases.


Shadowlist update

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Entering the trading day,  yesterdays ‘biggest takeaway’  reversed and allowed the market to have a decent day, although the highlight around here was the outperformance of DJIM’s closely followed stocks.   Our alert in the premarket noted the nice reversal of the FTSE with ECB stepping up the buying of their problem children debt (Portugal, Greece etc. )/ bond buying program.   Once this ‘comforting’  act was done,  you knew the Euro was not going to slide further today and the US markets would be able to stabilize as yesterday‘s missing buyers would appear.    Also, the Irish sobered up and compromised with a good/bad split of one their banks, which is better than a complete wind down.  It’s good to see action being taken on all these Euro fronts immediately, instead of allowing problems to drag and watch the markets get spooked.   

Speaking of problem children, we have one in the US markets that underperformed badly (Semi’s)  and will keep this ‘rest period’ below 1108 extended if such bad behaviour continues to be exhibited.  SLAB   is #2 warning now after INTC.  Considering how early this comes, you can expect more from this sector.

On the home front (DJIM’s), we had an array of stocks outperforming off the latest Shadowlist update this weekend…

NZ , up >14%, flying already, it got some rumor mill action (IBM).  Stock is now up a good 25% since alert buy.   Note,  ARST  rumors from last week were refuted today and so this one may be too in days ahead.    Still, NZ is an EPS stock foremost in DJIM books this Q.   GMCR , announced a raise in product pricing and exploded to an intraday new high above $40.     NFLX  mentioned here plenty of times just the past week or so, kept on ticking to an intraday high of nearly $148...PCLN  >5% off upgrade,  APKT , NTAP , LVS , HLF  were also outperforming the tape with NCH‘s intraday.   In the commodity section off DJIM’s shadowlist, machinery’s outperformed, BUCY/JOYG  >5% were the winners going into Obama’s afternoon promises.    This was a day you can just ignore the broad markets stocks and sectors up and downs and just trade away the DJIM composite.  

Note: add retail PVH  to Shadowlist in consumer sector.


..CSCO on deck

If you blinked, you missed it!.  That’s the 7% blink in of an eye in the SP over the first 7 trading in September that has left those on the sidelines scratching their heads and/or suffering from some performance anxiety.    What’s come to fruition is simple …Journal sept1st/AMC….“September will be no different in dependence on data…It only takes a few day’s of data to change the prevailing sentiment away from ‘double dip’ speak.  We still have what may be 'determinative' numbers this week to sway the conversation of 'double dip vs. soft patch'’ . .  Buffet said today, no double dip at all and slmost all his corporations are coming back!

Today was no different as our lead-off hitter for the week (China data) got things rolling with a single up the middle and Basel iii was well received for not being (oppressive)as expected here.  That’s 2 critical groups (materials/ financials to get any rally up and running with the euro .  Also, the missing link (semi’s) came from nowhere and continued their late push from Friday for the market to bust through the 200ma (1116 last week here for next step if 1108 was closed above).   So, we had all the necessary Bull leaders in tow today, including small cap space (R2K) as evident in DJIM’s composite stocks making NCH’s across the board…RVBD+8%, FFIV 5%, NTAP, GMCR, HLF, HMIN, JOYG, EXPD, CMI, SXCI, LVS, APKT , ROVI, NFLX with FTNT/NZ flirting with NCH’s off ARST /news.   That’s a high percentage of stocks breaking out/ flirting with breakout moves at NCH levels, if you consider some stocks are just for watching money flow/rotation as part of the trading day.

What now?.  Playing around ~1120+ is probably getting shorts all riled up, especially those (this includes Bulls), who may think the market is going to continue it’s range bound  trade(1040-1120/1130) to eternity!.  We’ve laid at the catalysts for the week, now with our lead-off hitters doing their job, it’s up to the meat of the order with CSCO’s analyst meet up today (8:30-9.45am) and BBY earnings to continue the move to August high/June highs/ semi's continuation or the shorts will have some juice.


DJIM #38  2010

Friday’s gap up possibility (ES was 1132 ) not surprisingly deteriorated as v.good earnings tech earnings are not a mover and shaker at this stage for the market.  ORCL/ RIMM earnings were not one of the moving pieces we included as a worthy bit for the week and it turned out that way.  Market’s inability to breach 1130SPX was not because of renewed sovereign issues as CDS ‘ widened to new heights in peripheral Euro countries (same song and dance), but, mostly because the Euro was already in it’s textbook descent off fresh highs overnight.   Overall, the problem was there were too many little things interwined (Euro, CPI, financial weakness) and notably a big thing ahead next week that postponed a stand off today at 1130 levels.   It was more like shooting blanks from both sides.    The market’s focus has turned strictly on the September FOMC meet up  as the week progressed and what the FED may partially do has intensified ( give a taste of QE2 ) and/or hints of it’s readiness to do such or much of it for later.  

So, there is no disappointment or signs of failure at 1130.  The market was able to consolidate above the Monday gap all week, which is bullish, even if the majority of high flyers off DJIM’s list are pausing.  They are more likely being accumulated on slight dips for broader market highs to come.  As discussed earlier in the week about high beta action and steels as a ‘toppy’ possibility sign is gaining noise as the week concluded.   We still don’t think this is the case as long as an ‘accident’ catalyst doesn’t hit.   Another mark getting lots of attention is meteoric rise is ‘sentiment’ gauges over the past few weeks.  A couple of these readings (AAII for optimism on markets) correlate to previous market peaks (Jan/Aug).  Just like overbought technical RSI readings can stay overbought for longer than expected without market cratering, these readings should prove to do the same now for the short term.  What’s not getting a lot of attention is a ‘huge’ reversal in equity ETF inflows from outlflows the past few weeks.

In this view, the April-Aug DT and DJIM’s 20ma ‘bullish’ benchmark was Bull captured.   Also, holding the 200ma for the week is significant.  The longer we stay above 200ma, the sooner it will finally curl up, which would be very bullish.  The constructive action all week is lending to the thought we could end up with a big breakout day still, if the man vs. machine theme is hit by a favourable catalyst sending the market into an Algo covering /buying fit.    Question is where and how much of it is set in the 1130’s -1140'ish or ES levels to run the market into mid-Octobers earning season.