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September 18, 2009

A REALLY BORING QUADWITCH

It wasn’t a spectacular day that’s for sure—more like a low scoring extra inning baseball game. But it was quadwitching nonetheless without any runs or hits as in volume. Whatever manipulations and adjustments needed to be made must have been done throughout the current week. What else could it be?  

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Dave Fry’s ETF Digest, September 11, 2009

We’re just one of many who will post a remembrance of what happened eight years ago. We’ll never forget it. After living in Hawaii for 35 years we knew many kamaaina’s (locals) who lived through the attack on Pearl Harbor. They had many stories to tell of witnessing the event as it transpired. With TV during 9/11 we were all able to witness the tragedy and the wound will never heal.

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Dave Fry’s ETF Digest, Sept. 4, 2009

DIP BUYERS PLAY IT AGAIN

If you’re in this business long enough (35 years for the Fryguy), just when you think you’ve seen everything, they play another game on you. This week it was down and dirty early only to yield to some squaring up at week’s end. Squaring up? I use those terms loosely since yesterday’s end of day jam-job was beyond suspicious. Let’s just say those buying the last 15 minutes yesterday had a (cough) hunch what was coming today.

If you think the employment data was good, or had some “kernels of hope” as one headline read, then bully and welcome to the new math and spin 2009 edition. You’d think with this cynical attitude I’d be disappointed, but how can we be when we’re long?

Volume was pathetically low but it’s the Friday before a long weekend so this is expected. Breadth was as positive as you’d expect.  

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Dave Fry’s ETF Digest, September 1, 2009

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You could feel it coming. The other day my image du jour was “running on empty” and that was the ominous warning we were sensing. Most trading systems don’t have a “feel” component and mine doesn’t either. The only logical thing which we’ve commented on repeatedly as have others is light volume and how the news hasn’t jived with reality. And, recently, investors have been selling good news versus buying bad news as before. Today good ISM and housing data failed to impress as the short sellers seized the tape. September’s are supposed to be the cruelest month but it’s never a sure thing.

Today, hedge fund leaders Paul Tudor Jones and others jumped on the short side questioning the validity and viability of the current rally as reported well in this Bloomberg story. They’ve thrown down the gauntlet to Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to prove that the economic recovery and market rally are for real. We’ll see who’s right ultimately but today they had the tape finding a lot of stops to hit. It was definitely their plan and was successfully orchestrated.

Volume increased substantially as stops were deliberately targeted and hit. The signature of this market has been (apart from Fed and options expiration days) heavier volume on down days than on up days which is a negative. Breadth was decidedly negative but not quite a 10/90 down day. 

 
 

 
 

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Dave Fry’s ETF Digest, August 21, 2009

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I had my little rant yesterday regarding the CFTC wrecking crew and there will be more to say—much more—over the next few months. But, today was options expiration…again…and options strike prices were being hunted down like a shark smelling blood.

But, hey, we’re basically long so let’s enjoy it while it lasts. It will last won’t it?

Home sales data was “better than expected” and Bernanke made a semi-bullish speech regarding future economic growth.  

 

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Dave’s Daily Market Comment, August 17, 2009

Our son made me watch this gruesome movie, The 300, but the above line from it reminded me where the S&P 500 is presently (near 975) and a line bulls must defend. But, that’s looking at daily charts whereas longer term weekly and monthly charts may have a more tolerant feel and we’ll look at those further below.

It does seem that an accumulation of overbought conditions; an absence of positive news (or, even bad news to spin as positive); bullish fatigue noted here last week; heavy insider selling; and, more importantly, investors doing some old fashioned reasoning (ya know, bad news is really bad news) finally caught up with markets today.

I did note discomfort with things last week as rallies were feeble and selling seemed more intraday dominant then headlines would lead you to believe.

Volume today was heavier to the downside than previous up days which isn’t a good sign but has been the hallmark of this market for some time now. Breadth was decidedly negative although, as this is being done, it doesn’t appear as a negative 10/90 day.  

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Dave Fry’s ETF Digest, August 13, 2009

Today’s action is more impressive than yesterday’s given the stream of “worse than expected” news from retail sales and jobless claims. Those predicting the recession’s end evidently shrugged all this off as old news. The bulls have the momentum. They believe the Fed and powers that be will do anything and everything to reflate asset prices. That should end the discussion right there.

Volume backed off again to the lower levels being recorded previously. Breadth was positive and the rally still lives thanks to financial and material sectors.  

 

 
 

 
 

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Dave Fry’s ETF Digest, August 7, 2009

Okay, so the building tension before the unemployment data is relieved by buying on the (I’m really shocked!) “better than expected” unemployment data. This is the kind of response we’ve been conditioned to deal with for a long time. I’m not going to judge it just yet but it wasn’t a blockbuster day except in a few areas like financials and real estate related issues.

Volume was better than average for the day but on the week about the same as we’ve been seeing over the past few months now. Breadth was positive but not a 90/10 day blockbuster day.  

 

 

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Dave Fry’s ETF Digest, July 28, 2009

Big Brother (FINRA) has given Wall Street firms the cover to restrict ProShares, Direxion, Rydex and PowerShares products from use by their clients. This is being done under the guise of protecting them but that’s a smokescreen. You see these firms live and die off residual fee income generated by wrapped high fee products within financial plans. It’s very disruptive to fee income for FAs and clients to mess with the plan. It is no longer permitted to use them denying the investor and FA the choice and opportunities they present. Rather than allow your FA to protect you from 40-60% bear market losses they want you to stick with these plans and keep chucking the money to them. Some firms are even going so far as restricting the use of unleveraged short products which is downright silly but shows you the extent firms will go to protect the flow of fee income.

Here’s a typical wire house message sent to the troops purportedly by Morgan Stanley:

Policy Change on Inverse and Leveraged20ETFs
In June FINRA issued a Regulatory Notice indicating that inverse and leveraged ETFs that are reset daily, typically are unsuitable for retail investors who plan to hold them longer than one trading session, particularly in volatile markets… 

 

 
 

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Courtesy of Dave Fry at ETF Digest, July 27, 2009

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Yeah, that’s it—when volumes are as light as this traders just push their “easy button” and markets are propped. Bad news, good news or no news, it makes little difference when you’re in control. So, who’s in control? The usual suspects.

And, speaking of those, the New York Magazine just put out a good and thorough read on Goldman Sachs… 

 

 

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