Monday, May 14, 2012

The Morning Call + Subscriber Alert + What unity in Israel likely means



The Market

Technical

Monday Morning Chartology


The question for the S&P right now is, will be break 1338 and probe for a lower, lower boundary or will it break the very short term down trend and lend strength to 1338 as the new lower boundary?




GLD broke the 154.10 level Friday. Our time and distance discipline kicks in; but since there is a trading component to this position, our Portfolios will reduce their GLD holdings to 4-5% at the Market open this morning. The lower boundary of its intermediate trading range is at 148.20.




The VIX remains in a trading range.





Update on ‘the best stock market indicator ever’ (short):
http://advisorperspectives.com/dshort/guest/John-Carlucci-Best-Indicator-Ever-Update.php

Fundamental

The estimated cost of Greece leaving the euro (medium):
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/jpmorgan-estimates-immediate-losses-greek-exit-could-reach-400-billion


Economics

This Week’s Data

Other


A positive take on the latest budget deficit (short):
http://scottgrannis.blogspot.com/2012/05/federal-budget-outlook-continues-to.html

What’s different globally this time (short):
http://advisorperspectives.com/commentaries/global_51112.php

Politics

Domestic


Monday Morning Wake Up (3 minute video):
http://gregmankiw.blogspot.com/2012/05/from-harvard-baseball-team.html

International War Against Radical Islam

Israel unites (medium):
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/echoes-of-67-israel-unites/2012/05/10/gIQA9tUaGU_story.html



Steve Cook received his education in investments from Harvard, where he earned an MBA, New York University, where he did post graduate work in economics and financial analysis and the CFA Institute, where he earned the Chartered Financial Analysts designation in 1973. His 40 years of investment experience includes institutional portfolio management at Scudder, Stevens and Clark and Bear Stearns. Steve's goal at Strategic Stock Investments is to help other investors build wealth and benefit from the investing lessons he learned the hard way.