Daily Investment Interpretations

January 10, 2011

2011-1-10 (Monday Night): Stocks retreated a little further today.  The NASDAQ Composite escalated 6.72 points (0.17%) to 2,707.80. The Dow declined 37.31 points (-0.37%) to  11,637.45, while the S&P 500 fell 1.75 points (-0.14%) to close at: 1,269.75. Oil closed at $89.35 a barrel, and Gold ended at $1,376. The VIX rose 0.4 to 17.54. 
    TopStock Portfolios concludes that short-term, the markets are very overbought, sentiment is far too optimistic, and the markets are primed for a short-term downdraft: Change In The Air? Intermediate-term, we're in the second leg of a cyclical mini-bull market. Their forecast suggests that price action may be sloppy in mid-January, followed by a rapid climb into February: One Last Prognostication For 2011: Ours. The markets should continue to rise in a choppy fashion into May and then rally over the summer. Beginning in early September, a stiff decline should ensue until early December, when a year-end rally might be expected. They strongly caution that this is based upon typical cycles, and is no substitute for a daily and a weekly response to what the markets actually decide to do. 
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    Stock futures are up slightly tonight.