Monday, April 6, 2009

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Posted: 06 Apr 2009 10:49 AM PDT

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Stress Testing The Rally

Posted: 06 Apr 2009 05:47 AM PDT

Good morning. Premarket futures are showing weakness and indicate a lower open.

Bank stress testing this week along with open firing season for top executives with many more likely to come are in focus. The CBO also has significantly raised its estimate of how much TARP will cost taxpayers.

Premarket gainers: SUMT, CNO, ALZ, CTIC, IRE, STP, YRCW, MGM, DNDN, CENX, CPHD, WYNN, STEC, CLNE, LYG, JOYG, RBS, MELA, YGE, SLM, REMD, ASH, LIZ, LVS, ALV, & CROX.

Premarket losers: JAVA, MYGN, ARNA, LNC, GM, AU, LEN, ALKS, WX, FRE, EGO, PAAS, CS, RTP, AIB, RGLD, HMY, AUY, GG, FITB, DROOY, AAUK, FSLR, CSCO, SPWRA, & CELG.

Fed Governor Kevin Warsh is due to speak on the financial market and economic developments and there are no earnings or economic reports due today making for an overall slow-news environment. Clearly, the market will be getting a stress test of its own as earnings season starts up especially since we enter this week in an overbought condition. Thursday morning's opening gap in the low 800s looks likely as a fill target over the next couple of days with key support again just over S&P 803.

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