DARK HORSE HEDGE - After the BOOM!

Add Clinical Data, Inc. (CLDA) SHORT at the market, 7/30/10

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DARK HORSE HEDGE

By Scott at Sabrient and Ilene at Phil's Stock World

Cover short AMAG at the Market, Thursday 7/29/10

Short RAIL at the Market, Thursday 7/29/10

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I've reproduced the Dark Horse Hedge page from Phil's Favorites for newcomers who may have missed the earlier entries.  This portfolio was started around one month ago and it's not too late to join in. - Ilene

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Take-Off Tuesday Already?

Courtesy of Phil Davis at Phil's Stock World

Wow, this market goes from zero to sixty in record time, doesn’t it?

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The market continues to look strong and resilient. Whether the news, economic reports, and earnings announcements are bad or good, the market has been absorbing the blows or chasing the momentum like a champion. Now it is struggling with various resistance levels from moving averages and chart formations, but continuing to hold up in this low-trading-volume environment.

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The abundance of news last week -- most with a positive slant -- finally boosted the S&P 500 out of the Channel of Gloom in which it was mired for so long. Not only did the S&P 500 break out of the channel, but it is now threatening the 200-day moving average, having surpassed the 50-day MA last week.

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Stress Tests, Fed Frets and Sideways Bets

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Periscope

"A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five." ~ Groucho Marx

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Scott MartindaleIt is surely understandable if an investor is afraid to participate in this choppy stock market. Bounces from support are met with selloffs from resistance. In 2008, we got a strong downtrend, and in 2009, we got a strong uptrend, but this year has been difficult to gauge.

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Sentimental Journey to the Southside

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Periscope

“Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.”  ~ John Kenneth Galbraith

Talk about a serious display of bad feelings.

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The Dark Horse Hedge is a new portfolio being built by Scott Brown of Sabient and Ilene at Phil's Stock World.  We started the DHH newsletter on June 30, and have been adding long and short positions over the past two weeks.  Click here to read more about DHH and our thoughts on the market, and to follow along as we add new stocks to our growing portfolio of long and short positions.

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Scott MartindaleAmazingly, the market has given us four major trend changes in the past month alone, which apparently hasn't happened with such frequency in over 10 years. Last week, the market was staring into the proverbial abyss as the S&P 500 incurred the dreaded “death cross,” in which the 50-day moving average of price crossed down through the longer-term 200-day moving average.

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One hesitates to put too much emphasis on any given week when discussing market trends, but this week could be the tipping point for the current market. Despite the S&P 500's 50-point gain last week on virtually no news at all, the fact remains that it is still more than 12% below the April 23rd high of 1217 and still has not broken out of the downward channel that began on April 26.

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To follow the Dark Horse Hedge and read from the beginning (just last week), click here. - Ilene

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ETF Periscope:  Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Street

“‘But I don't want to go among mad people,' said Alice. 'Oh, you can't help that,' said the cat. 'We're all mad here.'” ~Lewis Carroll

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I hope you enjoyed the Fourth of July fireworks on Sunday, because there might not be much to celebrate on Wall Street this week.

Last week we warned that if most of the impending economic releases were negative, the market would likely fall worse than it did the week before.  And that’s what happened.  In fact, it dropped approximately twice as much as the week before. (It doesn’t feel so good to be right.)

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Scott MartindaleLast week, the S&P 500 came perilously close to the dreaded 50-day moving average cross down through the 200-day moving average. This is usually considered by technicians to be an extremely bearish development. The S&P 500 came closer last week than the other major indexes, and actually set new lows for the year.

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Certainly there are things in life that money can't buy, but it's very funny - Did you ever try buying them without money?”   ~ Ogden Nash

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