Today is October 15, 2010. We made a post on the US dollar and the stock market yesterday. A copy is below. One may want to read it first. After the release of the economic calendar reports in the pre-market, the dollar has been strengthening after a brief "weakness" that seems to have served as a headfake of the dollar bears (The headfake move was described this week in a post on this site). The key question is whether this dollar move will be sustained, and if the dollar make a rally whether the earnings reports will cancel out a dollar effect on the stock market. As of the writing of this post, the dollar strengthening move is reflected in the stock market SP500 by a down move. If one adds the option expiration (range bound), and the positive reaction to google earnings (upmove), to the dollars up move, both the bulls and the bears can be disoriented. I could develop into a very volatile trading session, which can help those who gun stock loss orders.


"After the market moving reports this morning [October 14, 2010], the USD dollar did not weaken, and in fact strengthened somewhat. This might be a sign that the US dollar is attempting to develop a sort of price support, and to rally.

Since the stock market and the US dollar have been negatively correlated over the last year or so, a strengthening dollar might put pressure on the stock market. If the dollar strengthens, and the stock earnings do not compensate for a possible weakness resulting from the US dollar effect, the stock market might be pulled down if the dollar rises.

The October option expiration is this week. In the past it seems to have had effects on the stock market such as a range bound stock market on expiration Fridays, but the USD dollar can create side effects if it moves on Friday.

The above noted correlation of stock market and the USD dollar can be seen if one plots a chart of the EUR/USD with the SPY EFT/SP500 index in the background. The list of the SP500 stocks is included below with stock ticker symbol, the company name and the sector of the stock."

Ticker symbol Company GICS Sector
ANF Abercrombie & Fitch Company A Consumer Discretionary
AMZN Amazon.com Inc Consumer Discretionary
APOL Apollo Group Inc Consumer Discretionary
AN AutoNation Inc Consumer Discretionary
AZO AutoZone Inc Consumer Discretionary
BBBY Bed Bath & Beyond Consumer Discretionary
BBY Best Buy Co. Inc. Consumer Discretionary
BIG Big Lots Inc. Consumer Discretionary
HRB Block H&R Consumer Discretionary
KMX Carmax Inc Consumer Discretionary
CCL Carnival Corp. Consumer Discretionary
CBS CBS Corp. Consumer Discretionary
COH Coach Inc. Consumer Discretionary
CMCSA Comcast Corp. Consumer Discretionary
DHI D. R. Horton Consumer Discretionary
DRI Darden Restaurants Consumer Discretionary
DV DeVry, Inc. Consumer Discretionary
DTV DIRECTV Group Inc. Consumer Discretionary
DISCA Discovery Communications Consumer Discretionary
EK Eastman Kodak Consumer Discretionary
EXPE Expedia Inc. Consumer Discretionary
FDO Family Dollar Stores Consumer Discretionary
F Ford Motor Consumer Discretionary
FO Fortune Brands Inc. Consumer Discretionary
GME GameStop Corp. Consumer Discretionary
GCI Gannett Co. Consumer Discretionary
GPS Gap (The) Consumer Discretionary
GPC Genuine Parts Consumer Discretionary
GT Goodyear Tire & Rubber Consumer Discretionary
HOG Harley-Davidson Consumer Discretionary
HAR Harman Int'l Industries Consumer Discretionary
HAS Hasbro Inc. Consumer Discretionary
HD Home Depot Consumer Discretionary
IGT International Game Technology Consumer Discretionary
IPG Interpublic Group Consumer Discretionary
JCI Johnson Controls Consumer Discretionary
KSS Kohl's Corp. Consumer Discretionary
LEG Leggett & Platt Consumer Discretionary
LEN Lennar Corp. Consumer Discretionary
LTD Limited Brands Inc. Consumer Discretionary
LOW Lowe's Cos. Consumer Discretionary
M Macy's Inc. Consumer Discretionary
MAR Marriott Int'l. Consumer Discretionary
MAT Mattel Inc. Consumer Discretionary
MCD McDonald's Corp. Consumer Discretionary
MHP McGraw-Hill Consumer Discretionary
MDP Meredith Corp. Consumer Discretionary
NYT New York Times Cl. A Consumer Discretionary
NWL Newell Rubbermaid Co. Consumer Discretionary
NWSA News Corporation Consumer Discretionary
NKE NIKE Inc. Consumer Discretionary
JWN Nordstrom Consumer Discretionary
ORLY O'Reilly Automotive Consumer Discretionary
ODP Office Depot Consumer Discretionary
OMC Omnicom Group Consumer Discretionary
JCP Penney (J.C.) Consumer Discretionary
RL Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. Consumer Discretionary
PHM Pulte Homes Inc. Consumer Discretionary
RSH RadioShack Corp Consumer Discretionary
ROST Ross Stores Inc. Consumer Discretionary
SNI Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. Consumer Discretionary
SHLD Sears Holdings Corporation Consumer Discretionary
SHW Sherwin-Williams Consumer Discretionary
SNA Snap-On Inc. Consumer Discretionary
SWK Stanley Black & Decker Consumer Discretionary
SPLS Staples Inc. Consumer Discretionary
SBUX Starbucks Corp. Consumer Discretionary
HOT Starwood Hotels & Resorts Consumer Discretionary
TGT Target Corp. Consumer Discretionary
TIF Tiffany & Co. Consumer Discretionary
TWX Time Warner Inc. Consumer Discretionary
TWC Time Warner Cable Inc. Consumer Discretionary
TJX TJX Companies Inc. Consumer Discretionary
URBN Urban Outfitters Consumer Discretionary
VFC V.F. Corp. Consumer Discretionary
VIAb Viacom Inc. Consumer Discretionary
DIS Walt Disney Co. Consumer Discretionary
WPO Washington Post Co B Consumer Discretionary
WHR Whirlpool Corp. Consumer Discretionary
WYN Wyndham Worldwide Consumer Discretionary
WYNN Wynn Resorts Ltd Consumer Discretionary
YUM Yum! Brands Inc Consumer Discretionary
MO Altria Group Inc Consumer Staples
ADM Archer-Daniels-Midland Co Consumer Staples
AVP Avon Products Consumer Staples
BFb Brown-Forman Corporation Consumer Staples
CPB Campbell Soup Consumer Staples
CLX Clorox Co. Consumer Staples
KO Coca Cola Co. Consumer Staples
CCE Coca-Cola Enterprises Consumer Staples
CL Colgate-Palmolive Consumer Staples
CAG ConAgra Foods Inc. Consumer Staples
STZ Constellation Brands Consumer Staples
COST Costco Co. Consumer Staples
CVS CVS Caremark Corp. Consumer Staples
DF Dean Foods Consumer Staples
DPS Dr Pepper Snapple Group Consumer Staples
EL Estee Lauder Cos. Consumer Staples
GIS General Mills Consumer Staples
HNZ Heinz (H.J.) Consumer Staples
HRL Hormel Foods Corp. Consumer Staples
K Kellogg Co. Consumer Staples
KMB Kimberly-Clark Consumer Staples
KFT Kraft Foods Inc-A Consumer Staples
KR Kroger Co. Consumer Staples
LO Lorillard Inc. Consumer Staples
MKC McCormick & Co. Consumer Staples
MJN Mead Johnson Consumer Staples
TAP Molson Coors Brewing Company Consumer Staples
PEP PepsiCo Inc. Consumer Staples
PM Philip Morris International Consumer Staples
PG Procter & Gamble Consumer Staples
RAI Reynolds American Inc. Consumer Staples
SWY Safeway Inc. Consumer Staples
SLE Sara Lee Corp. Consumer Staples
SJM Smucker (J.M.) Consumer Staples
SVU Supervalu Inc. Consumer Staples
SYY Sysco Corp. Consumer Staples
HSY The Hershey Company Consumer Staples
TSN Tyson Foods Consumer Staples
WMT Wal-Mart Stores Consumer Staples
WAG Walgreen Co. Consumer Staples
WFMI Whole Foods Market Consumer Staples
APC Anadarko Petroleum Corp Energy
APA Apache Corporation Energy
BHI Baker Hughes Inc Energy
COG Cabot Oil & Gas Energy
CAM Cameron International Corp. Energy
CHK Chesapeake Energy Energy
CVX Chevron Corp. Energy
COP ConocoPhillips Energy
CNX CONSOL Energy Inc. Energy
DNR Denbury Resources Inc. Energy
DVN Devon Energy Corp. Energy
DO Diamond Offshore Drilling Energy
EP El Paso Corp. Energy
EOG EOG Resources Energy
XOM Exxon Mobil Corp. Energy
FTI FMC Technologies Inc. Energy
HAL Halliburton Co. Energy
HP Helmerich & Payne Energy
HES Hess Corporation Energy
MRO Marathon Oil Corp. Energy
MEE Massey Energy Company Energy
MUR Murphy Oil Energy
NBR Nabors Industries Ltd. Energy
NOV National Oilwell Varco Inc. Energy
NBL Noble Energy Inc Energy
OXY Occidental Petroleum Energy
BTU Peabody Energy Energy
PXD Pioneer Natural Resources Energy
RRC Range Resources Corp. Energy
RDC Rowan Cos. Energy
SLB Schlumberger Ltd. Energy
SWN Southwestern Energy Energy
SE Spectra Energy Corp. Energy
SUN Sunoco Inc. Energy
TSO Tesoro Petroleum Co. Energy
VLO Valero Energy Energy
WMB Williams Cos. Energy
ACE ACE Limited Financials
AFL AFLAC Inc Financials
ALL Allstate Corp Financials
AXP American Express Co Financials
AIG American Intl Group Inc Financials
AMP Ameriprise Financial Financials
AON Aon Corporation Financials
AIV Apartment Investment & Mgmt Financials
AIZ Assurant Inc Financials
AVB AvalonBay Communities Inc Financials
BAC Bank of America Corp Financials
BK The Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Financials
BBT BB&T Corporation Financials
BRKb Berkshire Hathaway Financials
BXP Boston Properties Financials
COF Capital One Financial Financials
CBG CB Richard Ellis Group Financials
SCHW Charles Schwab Financials
CB Chubb Corp. Financials
CINF Cincinnati Financial Financials
C Citigroup Inc. Financials
CME CME Group Inc. Financials
CMA Comerica Inc. Financials
DFS Discover Financial Services Financials
ETFC E-Trade Financials
EFX Equifax Inc. Financials
EQR Equity Residential Financials
FII Federated Investors Inc. Financials
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp Financials
FHN First Horizon National Financials
BEN Franklin Resources Financials
GNW Genworth Financial Inc. Financials
GS Goldman Sachs Group Financials
HIG Hartford Financial Svc.Gp. Financials
HCP HCP Inc. Financials
HCN Health Care REIT Financials
HST Host Hotels & Resorts Financials
HCBK Hudson City Bancorp Financials
HBAN Huntington Bancshares Financials
ICE IntercontinentalExchange Inc. Financials
IVZ Invesco Ltd. Financials
JNS Janus Capital Group Financials
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. Financials
KEY KeyCorp Financials
KIM Kimco Realty Financials
LM Legg Mason Financials
LUK Leucadia National Corp. Financials
LNC Lincoln National Financials
L Loews Corp. Financials
MTB M&T Bank Corp. Financials
MMC Marsh & McLennan Financials
MI Marshall & Ilsley Corp. Financials
MET MetLife Inc. Financials
MCO Moody's Corp Financials
MS Morgan Stanley Financials
NDAQ NASDAQ OMX Group Financials
NTRS Northern Trust Corp. Financials
NYX NYSE Euronext Financials
PBCT People's United Bank Financials
PCL Plum Creek Timber Co. Financials
PNC PNC Financial Services Financials
PFG Principal Financial Group Financials
PGR Progressive Corp. Financials
PLD ProLogis Financials
PRU Prudential Financial Financials
PSA Public Storage Financials
RF Regions Financial Corp. Financials
SPG Simon Property Group Inc Financials
SLM SLM Corporation Financials
STT State Street Corp. Financials
STI SunTrust Banks Financials
TROW T. Rowe Price Group Financials
TRV The Travelers Companies Inc. Financials
TMK Torchmark Corp. Financials
USB U.S. Bancorp Financials
UNM Unum Group Financials
VTR Ventas Inc Financials
VNO Vornado Realty Trust Financials
WFC Wells Fargo Financials
XL XL Capital Financials
ZION Zions Bancorp Financials
ABT Abbott Laboratories Health Care
AET Aetna Inc Health Care
AGN Allergan Inc Health Care
ABC AmerisourceBergen Corp Health Care
AMGN Amgen Inc Health Care
BCR Bard (C.R.) Inc. Health Care
BAX Baxter International Inc. Health Care
BDX Becton Dickinson Health Care
BIIB BIOGEN IDEC Inc. Health Care
BSX Boston Scientific Health Care
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Health Care
CAH Cardinal Health Inc. Health Care
CFN Carefusion Corporation Health Care
CELG Celgene Corp. Health Care
CEPH Cephalon Inc Health Care
CERN Cerner Health Care
CI CIGNA Corp. Health Care
CVH Coventry Health Care Inc. Health Care
DVA DaVita Inc. Health Care
XRAY Dentsply Intl Health Care
ESRX Express Scripts Health Care
FRX Forest Laboratories Health Care
GENZ Genzyme Corp. Health Care
GILD Gilead Sciences Health Care
HSP Hospira Inc. Health Care
HUM Humana Inc. Health Care
ISRG Intuitive Surgical Inc. Health Care
JNJ Johnson & Johnson Health Care
KG King Pharmaceuticals Health Care
LH Laboratory Corp. of America Holding Health Care
LIFE Life Technologies Health Care
LLY Lilly (Eli) & Co. Health Care
MCK McKesson Corp. Health Care
MHS Medco Health Solutions Inc. Health Care
MDT Medtronic Inc. Health Care
MRK Merck & Co. Health Care
MYL Mylan Inc. Health Care
PDCO Patterson Cos Inc Health Care
PKI PerkinElmer Health Care
PFE Pfizer Inc. Health Care
DGX Quest Diagnostics Health Care
STJ St Jude Medical Health Care
SYK Stryker Corp. Health Care
THC Tenet Healthcare Corp. Health Care
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Health Care
UNH United Health Group Inc. Health Care
VAR Varian Medical Systems Health Care
WAT Waters Corporation Health Care
WPI Watson Pharmaceuticals Health Care
WLP WellPoint Inc. Health Care
ZMH Zimmer Holdings Health Care
MMM 3M Co Industrials
APH Amphenol Corp A Industrials
AVY Avery Dennison Corp Industrials
BA Boeing Company Industrials
CHRW C. H. Robinson Worldwide Industrials
CAT Caterpillar Inc. Industrials
CTAS Cintas Corporation Industrials
GLW Corning Inc. Industrials
CSX CSX Corp. Industrials
CMI Cummins Inc. Industrials
DHR Danaher Corp. Industrials
DE Deere & Co. Industrials
RRD Donnelley (R.R.) & Sons Industrials
DOV Dover Corp. Industrials
DNB Dun & Bradstreet Industrials
ETN Eaton Corp. Industrials
EMR Emerson Electric Industrials
EXPD Expeditors Int'l Industrials
FAST Fastenal Co Industrials
FDX FedEx Corporation Industrials
FSLR First Solar Inc Industrials
FLS Flowserve Corporation Industrials
FLR Fluor Corp. Industrials
GD General Dynamics Industrials
GE General Electric Industrials
GR Goodrich Corporation Industrials
GWW Grainger (W.W.) Inc. Industrials
HON Honeywell Int'l Inc. Industrials
ITW Illinois Tool Works Industrials
IRM Iron Mountain Incorporated Industrials
ITT ITT Corporation Industrials
JEC Jacobs Engineering Group Industrials
LLL L-3 Communications Holdings Industrials
LMT Lockheed Martin Corp. Industrials
MAS Masco Corp. Industrials
MWW Monster Worldwide Industrials
NSC Norfolk Southern Corp. Industrials
NOC Northrop Grumman Corp. Industrials
PCAR PACCAR Inc. Industrials
PLL Pall Corp. Industrials
PH Parker-Hannifin Industrials
PBI Pitney-Bowes Industrials
PCP Precision Castparts Industrials
PCLN Priceline.com Inc Industrials
PWR Quanta Services Inc. Industrials
RTN Raytheon Co. Industrials
RSG Republic Services Inc Industrials
RHI Robert Half International Industrials
ROK Rockwell Automation Inc. Industrials
COL Rockwell Collins Industrials
ROP Roper Industries Industrials
R Ryder System Industrials
LUV Southwest Airlines Industrials
SRCL Stericycle Inc Industrials
TXT Textron Inc. Industrials
TYC Tyco International Industrials
UNP Union Pacific Industrials
UPS United Parcel Service Industrials
UTX United Technologies Industrials
WM Waste Management Inc. Industrials
ADBE Adobe Systems Inc Information Technology
AMD Advanced Micro Devices Information Technology
A Agilent Technologies Inc Information Technology
AKAM Akamai Technologies Inc Information Technology
ALTR Altera Corp Information Technology
ADI Analog Devices Inc Information Technology
AAPL Apple Inc. Information Technology
AMAT Applied Materials Inc Information Technology
ADSK Autodesk Inc Information Technology
ADP Automatic Data Processing Information Technology
BMC BMC Software Information Technology
BRCM Broadcom Corporation Information Technology
CA CA, Inc. Information Technology
CSCO Cisco Systems Information Technology
CTXS Citrix Systems Information Technology
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Information Technology
CSC Computer Sciences Corp. Information Technology
CPWR Compuware Corp. Information Technology
DELL Dell Inc. Information Technology
EBAY eBay Inc. Information Technology
ERTS Electronic Arts Information Technology
EMC EMC Corp. Information Technology
FIS Fidelity National Information Services Information Technology
FISV Fiserv Inc Information Technology
FLIR FLIR Systems Information Technology
GOOG Google Inc. Information Technology
HRS Harris Corporation Information Technology
HPQ Hewlett-Packard Information Technology
INTC Intel Corp. Information Technology
IBM International Bus. Machines Information Technology
INTU Intuit Inc. Information Technology
JBL Jabil Circuit Information Technology
JDSU JDS Uniphase Corp. Information Technology
JNPR Juniper Networks Information Technology
KLAC KLA-Tencor Corp. Information Technology
LXK Lexmark Int'l Inc Information Technology
LLTC Linear Technology Corp. Information Technology
LSI LSI Corporation Information Technology
MA Mastercard Inc. Information Technology
MFE McAfee Information Technology
WFR MEMC Electronic Materials Information Technology
MCHP Microchip Technology Information Technology
MU Micron Technology Information Technology
MSFT Microsoft Corp. Information Technology
MOLX Molex Inc. Information Technology
MOT Motorola Inc. Information Technology
NSM National Semiconductor Information Technology
NTAP NetApp Information Technology
NOVL Novell Inc. Information Technology
NVLS Novellus Systems Information Technology
NVDA Nvidia Corporation Information Technology
ORCL Oracle Corp. Information Technology
PAYX Paychex Inc. Information Technology
QLGC QLogic Corp. Information Technology
QCOM QUALCOMM Inc. Information Technology
RHT Red Hat Inc. Information Technology
SAI SAIC Information Technology
CRM Salesforce.com Information Technology
SNDK SanDisk Corporation Information Technology
SYMC Symantec Corp. Information Technology
TLAB Tellabs Inc. Information Technology
TDC Teradata Corp. Information Technology
TER Teradyne Inc. Information Technology
TXN Texas Instruments Information Technology
TSS Total System Services Information Technology
VRSN Verisign Inc. Information Technology
V Visa Inc. Information Technology
WDC Western Digital Information Technology
WU Western Union Co Information Technology
XRX Xerox Corp. Information Technology
XLNX Xilinx Inc Information Technology
YHOO Yahoo Inc. Information Technology
APD Air Products & Chemicals Inc Materials
ARG Airgas Inc Materials
AKS AK Steel Hldg Corp Materials
AA Alcoa Inc Materials
ATI Allegheny Technologies Inc Materials
BLL Ball Corp Materials
BMS Bemis Company Materials
CF CF Industries Holdings Inc Materials
CLF Cliffs Natural Resources Materials
DOW Dow Chemical Materials
DD Du Pont (E.I.) Materials
EMN Eastman Chemical Materials
ECL Ecolab Inc. Materials
FMC FMC Corporation Materials
FCX Freeport-McMoran Cp & Gld Materials
IFF International Flav/Frag Materials
IP International Paper Materials
MWV MeadWestvaco Corporation Materials
MON Monsanto Co. Materials
NEM Newmont Mining Corp. (Hldg. Co.) Materials
NUE Nucor Corp. Materials
OI Owens-Illinois Inc Materials
PTV Pactiv Corp. Materials
PPG PPG Industries Materials
PX Praxair Inc. Materials
SEE Sealed Air Corp.(New) Materials
SIAL Sigma-Aldrich Materials
TIE Titanium Metals Corp Materials
X United States Steel Corp. Materials
VMC Vulcan Materials Materials
WY Weyerhaeuser Corp. Materials
AMT American Tower Corp A Telecommunications Services
T AT&T Inc Telecommunications Services
CTL CenturyTel Inc Telecommunications Services
FTR Frontier Communications Telecommunications Services
PCS MetroPCS Communications Inc. Telecommunications Services
Q Qwest Communications Int Telecommunications Services
S Sprint Nextel Corp. Telecommunications Services
VZ Verizon Communications Telecommunications Services
WIN Windstream Corporation Telecommunications Services
AES AES Corp Utilities
AYE Allegheny Energy Inc Utilities
AEE Ameren Corp Utilities
AEP American Electric Power Utilities
CNP CenterPoint Energy Utilities
CMS CMS Energy Utilities
ED Consolidated Edison Utilities
CEG Constellation Energy Group Utilities
D Dominion Resources Utilities
DTE DTE Energy Co. Utilities
DUK Duke Energy Utilities
EIX Edison Int'l Utilities
ETR Entergy Corp. Utilities
EQT EQT Corporation Utilities
EXC Exelon Corp. Utilities
FE FirstEnergy Corp Utilities
TEG Integrys Energy Group Inc. Utilities
NEE NextEra Energy Resources Utilities
GAS NICOR Inc. Utilities
NI NiSource Inc. Utilities
NU Northeast Utilities Utilities
NRG NRG Energy Utilities
OKE ONEOK Utilities
POM Pepco Holdings Inc. Utilities
PCG PG&E Corp. Utilities
PNW Pinnacle West Capital Utilities
PPL PPL Corp. Utilities
PGN Progress Energy Inc. Utilities
PEG Public Serv. Enterprise Inc. Utilities
QEP QEP Resources Utilities
SCG SCANA Corp Utilities
SRE Sempra Energy Utilities
SO Southern Co. Utilities
TE TECO Energy Utilities
WEC Wisconsin Energy Corporation Utilities
XEL Xcel Energy Inc Utilities

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