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More than 130 companies are reporting earnings this week

Top Day Rec

10.19.09

Sorry for the delay. A Monday morning computer glitch. No eco numbers today. More than 130 companies are scheduled to report earnings this week and the prospect of positive news has the indices higher this morning.  The dollar is weaker, rates lower and crude flat. The Fed is starting to dry run repo operations to eventually drain liquidity.   

 

Oct 20

08:30

Building Permits

Sep

 

580K

590K

579K

 

Oct 20

08:30

Housing Starts

Sep

 

585K

610K

598K

 

Oct 20

08:30

PPI

Sep

 

0.0%

0.0%

1.7%

 

Oct 20

08:30

Core PPI

Sep

 

0.0%

0.1%

0.2%

 

Oct 21

10:30

Crude Inventories

10/16

 

NA

NA

0.33M

 

Oct 21

14:00

Fed's Beige Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 22

08:30

Initial Claims

10/17

 

525K

517K

514K

 

Oct 22

08:30

Continuing Claims

10/10

 

5950K

5990K

5992K

 

Oct 22

10:00

Leading Indicators

Sep

 

1.0%

0.9%

0.6%

 

Oct 22

10:00

FHFA Housing Price Index

AUG

 

0.3%

0.3%

0.3%

 

Oct 23

10:00

Existing Home Sales

Sep

 

5.45M

5.35M

5.10M

 

 

 

 

Current views, speculations and suggestions

(good till close of business today). These are technical in nature only.

 

Dec Yen: potential reversal day      

Dec Swiss: potential reversal day      

Dec EC: potential reversal day

Dec Canadian: ditto

Dec BP:  pos with support at 162.66   

Dec ES: pos with support at 1075

Dec NQ: pos with support 1719     

Dec Mini Dow: pos with support 9870

Dec Gold: pos with support at 1037

Dec Silver: pos with support at 17.22     

Dec Copper: pos with support at 281.00  

Dec Crude: pos with support at 77.90       

Jan Soybeans: potential reversal day  

Dec Wheat: potential reversal day  

Dec Ten Year:  neg with res at 118.19   

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International Markets

Dec Bund: pos but below daily support of 121.15  

Dec Dax:  potential reversal day  

Dec NKD pos with support at 101.50  

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N.B.: if you initiate a trade using ANY of these numbers use a STOP at least equivalent to 2 Ĺ%. Repeat: use Stops.  Donít think about using Stops. Use Stops. Some find it appropriate to look at the margin requirement and use that as a stop or if itís a steep initial requirement, use half.

 

Charles Kespert

 

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ONE OF THE LIMITATIONS OF HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS IS THAT THEY ARE GENERALLY PREPARED WITH THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT. IN ADDITION, AL TRADING DOES NOT INVOLVE FINANCIAL RISK, AND NO HYPOTHETIOTHETICAL TRADING RECORD CAN COMPLETELY ACCOUNT FOR THE IMPACT OF FINANCIAL RISK IN ACTUAL TRADING. FOR EXAMPLE, THE ABILITY TO WITHSTAND LOSSES OR TO ADHERE TO A PARTICULAR TRADING PROGRAM IN SPITE OF TRADING LOSSES ARE MATERIAL POINTS WHICH CAN ALSO ADVERSELY AFFECT ACTUAL TRADING RESULTS. THERE ARE NUMEROUS OTHER FACTORS RELATED TO THE MARKETS IN GENERAL OR TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ANY SPECIFIC TRADING PROGRAM WHICH CANNOT BE FULLY ACCOUNTED FOR IN THE PREPARATION OF HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS AND ALL OF WHICH CAN ADVERSELY AFFECT ACTUAL TRADING RESULTS.

 

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