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A few themes to keep an eye on during the week.
The housing sector remains in an uptrend, but like so many indexes, a break below the weekly low is likely to bring sellers.
The regional banking index hasn’t made a lower low during the last round of selling, perhaps this is the first sign of real stability in equities. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the weekly low is critical.
I first mentioned JNK here, and it continues to be a profitable trade, making nice moves up with little volatility. My target is the upper Bollinger.
My first post about RGLD can be found here. It continues to make new highs, but the lack of volume isn’t very encouraging. Nevertheless, price is the only thing that pays, and the trend remains long and strong.
While this chart is nothing to trade from, it is interesting to ponder. It represents instances of the word “recession” found via Google over the last year. Mumbo jumbo on how this statistic was aggregated can be found here.

Gold and fixed income will continue to keep my attention in the coming week. The potential for reflation is increasing, and since my indicators are technically positive, I will be giving the benefit of the doubt to the bulls. All the same, we are still in very high risk territory, and my small position sizing reflects this reality.

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Written by chucklesamadeus

December 28, 2008 at 10:49 pm

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