Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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The Dow's Resistance Point Now: Technical Analysis
Financial stocks gained and homebuilders fell Tuesday as the Dow slipped back from its march toward 11,000. What's next? Steve Grasso of Stuart Frankel offered his market insights to CNBC.

Expect Dow 12,000 by Year-End
Stocks prices have enjoyed a lot of help in recent months.
A moderate recovery -- 3% GDP growth expected this year and next -- and more robust growth in Asia are good for the profits of large U.S. multinationals.

Get Ready for Stocks to Fall: Analyst's Toolkit
BOSTON (TheStreet) -- Most investors realize that diversification can help mitigate risk and improve returns, but many fail to monitor this critical part of managing their portfolios.

S&P 500 Earnings Should Jump
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Earnings season for the S&P 500 companies will begin next week with the bulk of the earnings reports arriving in the coming weeks. S&P 500 earnings per share (EPS) are expected to be $17.17 for the first quarter, which would be a 38% increase year over year. This large year over year expected earnings increase is a function of multiple factors:

Sports Betting Hedge Fund Becomes Reality
Five and a half years ago, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban caused quite a stir when he announced on his blog his intentions to launch a sports betting hedge fund. Cuban argued that betting on sports, due to the amount of information available, was much easier than betting on the stock market.

Market Headwinds if Liberals Win 2010 Elections: Strategist
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said he was dissolving Parliament and set a May 6 date for national elections. How does this news translate for the U.S.? Jeffrey Saut, chief investment strategist at Raymond James, shared his views.

Schork Oil Outlook: EIA Revisions Strangle Short-Term Trading
Energy prices were mixed yesterday. The liquids maintained Monday’s gains, but could not parlay them any higher. With a lack of macro releases this week, traders will be looking very closely at today’s DOE numbers. The crowd is looking for a 1.4 MMbbl build in crude oil, while last night the API reported a 1.1 MMbbl build. Meanwhile, natural gas gave up almost all of Monday’s gains — so much for the comeback…

Yoshikami: The Gloom Bubble Bursts
As the DOW marches towards 12,000 and the voices predicting financial collapse fade, does this mean the gloom bubble has finally burst? Was the perspective of being overly negative simply incorrect? It's an important question and the answer is equally important.

Euro Stoxx 50 Doji Suggests Shares May Drop: Technical Analysis
(Bloomberg) -- The Euro Stoxx 50 Index has formed a “long-legged Doji” pattern that indicates the benchmark gauge for euro-region equities may be poised for a retreat in the short term, according to an Exane BNP Paribas technical analyst.

Crude Oil Poised to Break $100 by September: Technical Analysis
 (Bloomberg) -- Crude oil is poised to rise above $100 a barrel as soon as September after breaking out of a six- month trading range, according to a technical analysis by Lind- Waldock, a division of MF Global Inc. in Chicago.

U.S. 10-Year Notes May Draw Buyers at 4.01%: Technical Analysis
(Bloomberg) -- Treasury 10-year notes may draw buyers as yields climb toward 4.01 percent, according to Daiwa Asset Management Co., citing trading patterns.

White Sugar Falls as Technical Signals Show Scant Hint of Gains
(Bloomberg) -- White sugar fell in London as technical signals gave little indication that prices are poised to rebound from this year’s 36 percent drop.

Israel Stocks to See Foreigners Exit on MSCI Move, Citi Says
(Bloomberg) -- Emerging market investors are trimming holdings of Israeli shares before the nation is included in the developed-market group next month at MSCI Inc., according to Citigroup Inc.

PMorgan Fund Bets on U.S. Rail Companies, Follows Buffett
(Bloomberg) -- JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s railway fund is betting on U.S. freight companies such as Union Pacific Corp., CSX Corp. and Norfolk Southern Corp., following Warren Buffett’s decision to take over Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp.

Oil Extends Drop After Inventories Increase More Than Forecast
(Bloomberg) -- Crude oil futures extended declines after a U.S. government report showed a bigger-than-forecast increase in inventories.

East Asia Exit Strategies May Be Premature, World Bank Says
(Bloomberg) -- East Asian economies have emerged stronger from the global crisis and may experience “rapid growth” in coming years, the World Bank said, adding it’s still premature for many nations to withdraw the fiscal stimulus that has helped mitigate the effects of the slowdown.

Rice Output May Drop in Thailand on Drought, FAO Says (Update2)
(Bloomberg) -- Rice production in Thailand and Vietnam, the two largest exporters, may be hurt by drier-than- normal weather that’s parched farms and cut water levels in the Mekong River, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

A Financial 9/11: How the Wall Street Crash Changed America Forever
In The End of Wall Street, noted author and financial journalist Roger Lowenstein argues the crisis of 2008 marked more than just the end of Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns, Washington Mutual and a host of other firms.;_ylt=AtfkSs_io_3UmvuF.1y6ze27YWsA;_ylu=X3oDMTE2YnVpZzBkBHBvcwMxMgRzZWMDdG9wU3RvcmllcwRzbGsDYWZpbmFuY2lhbDkx?tickers=XLF,FNM,GS,JPM,MS,BAC,C&sec=topStories&pos=9&asset=&ccode=

Lowenstein: Thanks to Greenspan and Bernanke, The Next Crisis Could Be "Even Scarier"
Alan Greenspan is on Capitol Hill today testifying in front of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. The former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has come under increased scrutiny for his failure to anticipate the housing bubble. Roger Lowenstein, author of The End of Wall Street, says the criticism is deserved.;_ylt=AnKhN3ij8cBMZNdTrdY6Isy7YWsA;_ylu=X3oDMTE1azdpaW0yBHBvcwMzBHNlYwN0b3BTdG9yaWVzBHNsawNsb3dlbnN0ZWludGg-?tickers=^dji,^GSPC,XLF,spy,FAZ,tbt,uup&sec=topStories&pos=1&asset=&ccode=

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International money remittances are down, as the United States struggles with a high unemployment rate and tentative economic recovery. But unless you believe that immigrant workers will cease to play as big of a role in the U.S. economy and, further, that they will cease to send money back to their home countries, money transfer specialist Western Union (NYSE:WU - News) looks like a good bet for a pay-me-now-style, sell-bullish option strategy.;_ylt=AqecHHKP_i_Q5b1mhmdDj5mWba9_;_ylu=X3oDMTFkcW43b21jBHBvcwMzBHNlYwNuZXdzSHViQXJ0aWNsZUxpc3QEc2xrA3RoaXNvcHRpb25pcw--?x=0

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