Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Kirk Report

The Kirk Report


Weekender

Posted: 07 Feb 2010 06:56 AM PST

A few links for your reading pleasure this weekend...

Let It Snow
  • Downtrend resistance & support for the S&P (Dshort)

  • If the S&P closes below 1030 that we should begin talking about a bear market instead of a pullback (Vix&More)

  • Friday looks like the beginning of a short-term bounce (DecisionPoint)

  • Late day reversal, a bullish sign? (Benzinga)

  • Here comes the next buying opportunity (DrDuru)

  • Who dat gonna get dem bears? (StockCharts)

  • A SPY Gartley Pattern (SlopeOfHope)

  • Channeling the Dow (SingersMarket)

  • Recovery days and short-term outlook (TradingTheOdds)

  • One person's risk is another's opportunity (DashOfInsight)

  • Weekly sentiment overview (TradersNarrative)

  • Is the market too complacent? (TechnicalTake)

  • The relativity of fear in options (Minyanville)

  • The state of the market going into next week (MarketSci)

  • How does the market tend to perform the week after the super bowl? (CXO)

  • I'm serious this time, enough with the bull market Mondays! (MarketSci)

  • Looking for a Super Bowl Effect (BusinessWeek)

  • Greed might get good again (DougKass)

  • Clueless in Washington (Economist)

  • How to make a weak economy worse (WSJ)

  • Winners & losers under Obama's new tax plan (Darwin'sFinance)

  • So, is this a v-shaped recovery? Only if you are a.... (PragCap)

  • Social Security could be next to need a bailout (WP)

  • America's two economies (Forbes)

  • Cash strapped cities begin to crumble (BI)

  • Why we keep getting poorer: high-cost housing (OfTwoMinds)

  • Here's why the real jobs numbers were 5 times worse than reported (TrimTabs)

  • Charting the unemployed for more than 26 weeks (BI)

  • Jobs is a lagging indicator - everything else suggests recovery (Guzzo)

  • Why this is not the onset of a new secular bull market (HitTheBid)

  • Why we're going bankrupt - do the math! (JasonKelly)

  • Tick tock goes the debt clock (USDebtClock)

  • The coming fury of angry America (ScreamBucket)

  • More homeowners just walk away (CalculatedRisk)

  • A primer on the national debt (WSJ)

  • Deficits and debts made clear (Reuters)

  • Massive debt burden threatens to impoverish generations to come (MarketWatch)

  • Investors now view a default by the U.S. Treasury as more likely than a default by the Coca-Cola (WSJ)

  • How likely is the U.S. to default? (Minyanville)

  • Stop freaking about the deficit - it's just more scaremongering (Krugman)

  • Uncle Sam's forecasting ability matches most market timers (SlopeOfHope)

  • How America can rise again (TheAtlantic)

  • Every human should short U.S. Treasuries (Taleb)

  • Why are higher interest rates "an absolute inevitability"? Never happened in Japan for 20 years! (TeresaLo)

  • Sector performance since January 19th (Bespoke)

  • Materials and finance bounce off 200-day lines (ChartWatchers)

  • Is copper calling a market top? (PragCap)

  • Pros like health stocks (VE)

  • It's a bull market for public healthcare spending (TFS)

  • If the market keeps going down, rest assure that the SEC will consider new short-sale rules (Reuters)

  • The global economic picture (ToddSullivan)

  • Emerging markets leading the way lower (ShortTermTrading)

  • Never short a country with $2 trillion in reserves? (ChinaFinancialMarkets)

  • Which country benefits the most from Obama's green power spending? (Bloomberg)

  • China's new foreign policy takes shape in Moldova (Reuters)

  • People's Bank of China currency reserves biggest bubble of all time? (ETFDesk)

  • You can't like Brazil if you don't like China (ReformedBroker)

  • Oblivious to the risks, Canadians are piling on record debt loads (Macleans)

  • Can the world economic recovery continue with a stumbling Europe? (NYT)

  • How to build a global portfolio: What countries do you want to own? (Jubak)

  • Companies and their reversals of fortune (TradingReport)

  • Cisco Systems is the next Lucent? (MarketTicker)

  • S&P stocks farthest below their 50-day moving averages (Bespoke)

  • 12 stocks to watch this week (TheStreet)

  • Magic formula roundup (MagicDiligence)

  • Screening like Joseph Piotroski (GuruInvestor)

  • 3 bargain stocks below $10 bucks (SmartMoney)

  • 16 dividend stocks aspiring to be a champion (DividendsValue)

  • 4 cheap stocks with solid earnings (Morningstar)

  • Top 30 short setups (SlopeOfHope)

  • 60 stocks to watch from bottom 20 sectors (StockBee)

  • Top 5 stocks for February (LouisNavellier)

  • 3 stocks with surging margins (SmartMoney)

  • Top 200 Canadian stocks for 2010 (StingyInvestor)

  • The best and worst banks in the U.S. (TFS)

  • Super bowl ads that matter for shareholders (24/7WallSt)

  • Ready for the big game? (DerekHernquist)

  • Peyton Manning and the heart of peak performance (TraderFeed)

  • 6 trading behaviors you see in the best of the best (TraderFeed)

  • 5 ideas for improving your trading (TraderFeed)

  • Don't make it personal when trading (TradersLog)

  • Are you a scalper? A few trading rules to consider (TradeChartPatterns)

  • Important news releases for short sellers (CXO)

  • 5 uncommon rules of wealthy traders (TradingMarkets)

  • Nothing beats experience when trading (TraderFeed)

  • 3 signs you are overtrading (TradingMarkets)

  • Recommending tracking metrics for intraday traders (TraderFeed)

  • Testing the MMDI (ATS)

  • Do you spend 80% of your time thinking and the 20% of your time trading? (ResearchPuzzle)

  • How cognitive fluency shapes what we believe and how we invest (Boston)

  • 8 biggest mistakes investors make (FreeMoneyFinance)

  • Buy and hold, the least worst option? (Psy-Fi)

  • Trading the calendar (MarkHulbert)

  • Since 1932 most of the S&P's capital gains have come during a seven-day period at the turn of each month (CrossingWallStreet)

  • Testing a simple sector ETF momentum strategy (CXO)

  • A look inside ETF tickers (ETFdb)

  • The problem with Dow ETFs (ETFdb)

  • Don Dion's weekly ETF winners & losers (TheStreet)

  • The time might be right for buywrite (Morningstar)

  • The truth about micro-cap index funds (Forbes)

  • What can past performance of mutual funds really tell us? (ObliviousInvestor)

  • U.S. endowments have too many eggs in alternatives basket (FT)

  • The very long view (CrossingWallStreet)

  • 2010 IRA contribution and deduction limits (DoughRoller)

  • 7 warning signs you need to repair your portfolio (DividendGuy)

  • The best high-yield savings accounts (DigeratiLife)

  • How to build a CD ladder (DepositAccounts)

  • Money management advice from Grandpa (ChristianPF)

  • February's financial checklist (PersonalDividends)

  • The best free budget worksheets on the internet (PFA)

  • Master your freedom (EnemyOfDebt)

  • America's biggest rip-offs (CNN)

  • Top six mindless money wasters (Investopedia)

  • The most phished list (Lockergnome)

  • Where not to die in 2010 (FreeMarketMojo)

  • Are you ready for tax season? A tax prep checklist (Banks)

  • Who is paying taxes? (FreeMarketMojo)

  • Want to write a book? Consider the Bookonomics (Ritholtz)

  • Hollywood's Top 40 (VanityFair)

  • Top 50 women in hedge funds (FinancialNews)

  • StockTwits is the embodiment of social media (GlobeMail)

  • The twitter train has left the station (NYT)

  • A new book on business analytics tells how some companies are discovering unusual sources of valuable information (CFO)

  • 10 simple ways to live a less stressful life (Zenhabits)

  • Top 8 printable productivity forms (OptedMagazine)

  • The magical power of focus (Zenhabits)

  • Forget the resolutions that you may or may not have broken already. Resolve to make a real change this year (TonyRobbins)

  • "There are those who work all day. Those who dream all day. And those who spend an hour dreaming before setting to work to fulfill those dreams. Go into the third category because there's virtually no competition." - Steven J Ross

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