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Double Bottom SPY Support Here. Possible Small Bounce Coming.

Posted by InTheMoneyStocks.com Sunday, April 26, 2009, 08:00PM ET

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Double Bottom SPY Support Here. Possible Small Bounce Coming.

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Transports Remain Under Pressure

Posted by InTheMoneyStocks.com Sunday, April 26, 2009, 08:00PM ET

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Transports Remain Under Pressure
QCOM Reversal

Posted by InTheMoneyStocks.com Sunday, April 26, 2009, 08:00PM ET

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QCOM Reversal
Goldman Sachs Starting To Show Relative Weakness Compared To The Market

Posted by InTheMoneyStocks.com Sunday, April 26, 2009, 08:00PM ET

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Goldman Sachs Starting To Show Relative Weakness Compared To The Market

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BIDU Shares Jump On Earnings. Be Cautious However.

Posted by InTheMoneyStocks.com Sunday, April 26, 2009, 08:00PM ET

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BIDU Shares Jump On Earnings. Be Cautious However.Bidu shares jumped almost $10 after hours as the China based company reported solid numbers.  As a trader, I would be very cautious due to the fact that BIDU has jumped over 100% since the beginning of the year.  The stock seems extended and if you look at the weekly chart, it is into the 50ma.  This $235 level seems a little suspect after hours.  I will watch it in the coming day/days for possible puts.


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Is swine flu 'the big one' or a flu that fizzles?

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Is swine flu 'the big one' or a flu that fizzles?AP Medical Writer Mike Stobbe Sun Apr 26, 8:03 pm ET

ATLANTA – As reports of a unique form of swine flu erupt around the world, the inevitable question arises: Is this the big one?

Is this the next big global flu epidemic that public health experts have long anticipated and worried about? Is this the novel virus that will kill millions around the world, as pandemics did in 1918, 1957 and 1968?

The short answer is it's too soon to tell.

"What makes this so difficult is we may be somewhere between an important but yet still uneventful public health occurrence here — with something that could literally die out over the next couple of weeks and never show up again — or this could be the opening act of a full-fledged influenza pandemic," said Michael Osterholm, a prominent expert on global flu outbreaks with the University of Minnesota.

"We have no clue right now where we are between those two extremes. That's the problem," he said.

Health officials want to take every step to prevent an outbreak from spiraling into mass casualties. Predicting influenza is a dicey endeavor, with the U.S. government famously guessing wrong in 1976 about a swine flu pandemic that never materialized.

"The first lesson is anyone who tries to predict influenza often goes down in flames," said Dr. Richard Wenzel, the immediate past president of the International Society for Infectious Diseases.

But health officials are being asked to make such predictions, as panic began to set in over the weekend.

The epicenter was Mexico, where the virus is blamed for 86 deaths and an estimated 1,400 cases in the country since April 13. Schools were closed, church services canceled and Mexican President Felipe Calderon assumed new powers to isolate people infected with the swine flu virus.

International concern magnified as health officials across the world on Sunday said they were investigating suspected cases in people who traveled to Mexico and come back with flu-like illnesses. Among the nations reporting confirmed cases or investigations were Canada, France, Israel and New Zealand.

Meanwhile, in the United States, there were no deaths and all patients had either recovered or were recovering. But the confirmed cases around the nation rose from eight on Saturday morning to 20 by Sunday afternoon, including eight high school kids in New York City — a national media center. The New York Post's front page headline on Sunday was "Pig Flu Panic."

The concern level rose even more when federal officials on Sunday declared a public health emergency — a procedural step, they said, to mobilize antiviral medicine and other resources and be ready if the U.S. situation gets worse.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say that so far swine flu cases in this country have been mild. But they also say more cases are likely to be reported, at least partly because doctors and health officials across the country are looking intensively for suspicious cases.

And, troublingly, more severe cases are also likely, said Dr. Richard Besser, the CDC's acting director, in a Sunday news conference.

"As we continue to look for cases, we are going to see a broader spectrum of disease," he predicted. "We're going to see more severe disease in this country."

Besser also repeated what health officials have said since the beginning — they don't understand why the illnesses in Mexico have been more numerous and severe than in the United States. In fact, it's not even certain that new infections are occurring. The numbers could be rising simply because everyone's on the lookout.

He also said comparison to past pandemics are difficult.

"Every outbreak is unique," Besser said.

The new virus is called a swine flu, though it contains genetic segments from humans and birds viruses as well as from pigs from North America, Europe and Asia. Health officials had seen combinations of bird, pig and human virus before — but never such an intercontinental mix, including more than one pig virus.

More disturbing, this virus seems to spread among people more easily than past swine flus that have sometimes jumped from pigs to people.

There's a historical cause for people to worry.

Flu pandemics have been occurring with some regularity since at least the 1500s, but the frame of reference for health officials is the catastrophe of 1918-19. That one killed an estimated 20 to 50 million people worldwide.

Disease testing and tracking were far less sophisticated then, but the virus appeared in humans and pigs at about the same time and it was known as both Spanish flu and swine flu. Experts since then have said the deadly germ actually originated in birds.

But pigs may have made it worse. That pandemic began with a wave of mild illness that hit in the spring of 1918, followed by a far deadlier wave in the fall which was most lethal to young, healthy adults. Scientists have speculated that something happened to the virus after the first wave — one theory held that it infected pigs or other animals and mutated there — before revisiting humans in a deadlier form.

Pigs are considered particularly susceptible to both bird and human viruses and a likely place where the kind of genetic reassortment can take place that might lead to a new form of deadly, easily spread flu, scientists believe.

Such concern triggered public health alarm in 1976, when soldiers at Fort Dix, N.J., became sick with an unusual form of swine flu.

Federal officials vaccinated 40 million Americans. The pandemic never materialized, but thousands who got the shots filed injury claims, saying they suffered a paralyzing condition and other side effects from the vaccinations.

To this day, health officials don't know why the 1976 virus petered out.

Flu shots have been offered in the United States since the 1940s, but new types of flu viruses have remained a threat. Global outbreaks occurred again in 1957 and 1968, though the main victims were the elderly and chronically ill.

In the last several years, experts have been focused on a form of bird flu that was first reported in Asia. It's a highly deadly strain that has killed more than 250 people worldwide since 2003. Health officials around the world have taken steps to prepare for the possibility of that becoming a global outbreak, but to date that virus has not gained the ability to spread easily from person to person


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The Blindfold Can Only Stay On For So Long

Posted by InTheMoneyStocks.com Friday, April 24, 2009, 08:00PM ET

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The Blindfold Can Only Stay On For So LongTrillions of taxpayer dollars spent and in return promises, hopes and more have filled the airwaves from presidential speeches, preliminary questionable economic data and a media that has called the official bottom to the stock market. The markets now sits up 25-30% in the last 6 weeks. All seems to be returning to normal or at least that is what those in the upper levels of government hope you think. The wool can only be pulled over the markets eyes for so long. Changing accounting rules to hide losses, pumping trillions of dollars into banks and financial institutions to re-inflate the credit bubble has a small chance if any at succeeding.

Let's take a look at some of the recent data that has been swept under the rug while bank profits took the forefront. After an impressive drop in foreclosures in January, the February foreclosure rate jumped 6%. In addition, foreclosure jumped even more in March, up 17% from February. Note that while the market has continued to rise with speculation that the bottom is already in, quietly foreclosures over the last two months have jumped dramatically.

Retail sales reported were also troubling. After two months of slightly better than expected numbers, March retail sales fell a surprising 1.1% excluding autos. The previous two months had shown two straight increases in retail sales. Again, quietly these numbers left the markets unaffected as the light volume kept the markets afloat.

Another publicly traded company with some very scary news. Capital One Financial (symbol: COF) reported U.S credit card charge-offs of 526.5 million with 3.4 billion of credit card debt from cardholders being at least 30 days delinquent. Net charge-offs in March rose to 9.33%. These numbers are alarming as it shows the consumer getting further and further behind in payments. This all happening while credit card companies are jacking up rates for those card holders.

Last but not least, California reported that their unemployment rate jumped to 11.2%. This sits above the national average the government has listed for the public at 8.5%. Many areas in the U.S such as those that were former auto maker hubs have even higher unemployment rates. It is estimated that the real unemployment rate sits somewhere between 10-12% across the United States. As unemployment continues to rise, credit card and loan defaults will continue. Remember, the first debt to be defaulted on is credit card debt. Why? Because it is neither a car which is needed for work nor a home needed for living.

This massive market run up on light volume should be viewed with extreme caution. All the economic and earnings news mentioned above should be a signal that this economy is no where close to being out of the woods. Rising unemployment means continued credit card defaults will continue, retail sales falling and higher foreclosures on the horizon. The government, Federal Reserve and Treasury have done a fantastic job at attempting to restore the bubble once more. Trillions pumped in, bank profits, stimulus money and a stock market that has ripped higher by almost 30%. All of this in an attempt to increase confidence and get the consumer spending again. However, the data speaks for itself and the trillions printed could be creating the most worrisome problem yet down the road, hyperinflation.


By Gareth Soloway,
www.InTheMoneyStocks.com
The Leader In Market Technical Guidance
Weekend Technical Guidance Video - Can The Bull Run Continue Another Week?

Posted by InTheMoneyStocks.com Friday, April 24, 2009, 08:00PM ET

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Weekend Technical Guidance Video - Can The Bull Run Continue Another Week?
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Ford Loss Narrower Than Expected

Posted by InTheMoneyStocks.com Thursday, April 23, 2009, 08:00PM ET

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Ford Loss Narrower Than ExpectedFord Motors reported a narrower loss than expected and also said it reduced its cash outflow significantly. Ford reported a loss of $1.4 billion or 60 cents a share in the first quarter.


Ford Has 1.4 Billion Loss In Q1. However, Burns Less Cash Than Expected. Positive Comments From CEO

Posted by InTheMoneyStocks.com Thursday, April 23, 2009, 08:00PM ET

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Ford Has 1.4 Billion Loss In Q1. However, Burns Less Cash Than Expected. Positive Comments From CEOFord lost $0.60 per share compared with a gain in the same quarter in 2008. However, these results are far better than expected.  In addition, the CEO of Ford Motor Company gave some very positive statements about the company finally turning the corner.  This continues to coincide with the thinking of many that the economy has bottomed. We however, are skeptical consumer spending will turn higher as job losses continue to mount week after week by over 600 thousand.  The problem is, anyone who is slightly concerned about their job, has lost their job or knows they will lose their job will not be spending money.  This number is increasing every week in a huge way.  The unemployment rate will continue to climb and foreclosures will continue to mount.


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