Stock Investing and Stock Trading - November 15, 2010:

As we write this note, the SP500 stock market index is around 1210. (SPY EFT at 121).

Last Friday the post below indicated that a stock market bounce might be around the corner, and some reasons for the analysis were given. The stock market is currently in the green, and it gaped up in the morning. The bounce is not confirmed yet, as we need to see the market trade above the high of the previous day. It is likely that this would not happen until tomorrow. Since the stock market has been selling off last week, it is not unrealistic that a retreat happens this afternoon to close the gap. A useful question would be whether (under the scenario of a retreat this afternoon) the market would rally afterward to close above today's open, which would positions it well for a bounce higher in tomorrow's stock trading session.

In addition, we note that the low of Friday is not broken, which is a good thing. At the same time, since the higher of yesterday is not breached either, it may make it susceptible to selling pressure. If the market does not breach the low of Friday, and if it does not move higher to break yesterday's high which is less likely, we would have an inside trading day. Inside trading days are rare, but it is what we expect currently.

Below is a copy of last Friday's post, and a list of stocks that are trading higher and are liquid, which can be a place where big smart money operates if it is trying to anticipate a bounce up in stocks.

"Stock Investing and Stock Trading - November 12, 2010:

On the eve of November 8, 2010 when the SP 500 stock market index was trading at close to 1230 (SPY EFT near 123), we wrote that stocks were vulnerable to a retreat and that it is not impossible that the market retreats 40 points. As we prepare this post, the retreat is in the 30s point range. The market is therefore less than 10 points from the estimated retreat. A 10 points in SP500 index is one dollar in the SPY EFT stock, and is less than 1% of the SPX stock market index value.

If the market rises, there appears currently to be a limit on an eventual bounce as those who bought stock at higher price levels might become anxious to sell their stocks after experiencing stock losses, in addition to other potential stock sellers who held their stock positions, and may now realize that the most recent highs in the stock market may have been good prices to lock gains on some of their stock holdings.

On November 8 post, the estimated upside was limited to only 20 points on the SP500 stock market index, which was low compared to the estimated downside risk of 40 points in the SP500 stock market index.

We have also been writing about the danger that of a rising US dollar could have on the stock market It turned out that the stock market have finally felt the effect of the rising dollar. This week retreat is therefore not surprising.

However, the US dollar weakened between last evening to today currency trading session, and this might coincide with a stabilization in the stock market, and also a stablization in the recent rise of the US dollar. "

Ticker Company
VOD Vodafone Group plc
SHY iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury Bond
DD EI DuPont de Nemours & Co.
ACV Alberto-Culver Co.
MT Arcelor Mittal
CCL Carnival Corporation
DISCA Discovery Communications, Inc.
X United States Steel Corp.
SPLS Staples, Inc.
XOM Exxon Mobil Corp.
ARMH ARM Holdings plc
VRSN VeriSign Inc.
MFE McAfee, Inc.
KG King Pharmaceuticals Inc.
IAU iShares COMEX Gold Trust
BSX Boston Scientific Corporation
FDX FedEx Corporation
ABX Barrick Gold Corporation
TWX Time Warner Inc.
SVR Syniverse Holdings Inc.
QGEN Qiagen NV
LSCC Lattice Semiconductor Corporation
ARM ArvinMeritor Inc.
BBY Best Buy Co. Inc.
XEL Xcel Energy Inc.
PM Philip Morris International, Inc.
MAT Mattel Inc.
GMCR Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc.
AEP American Electric Power Co., Inc.
DLM Del Monte Foods Co.
LMT Lockheed Martin Corporation
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation
GGB Gerdau S.A.
SIMG Silicon Image, Inc.
AVP Avon Products Inc.
NOVL Novell Inc.
GFI Gold Fields Ltd.
KR The Kroger Co.
PFE Pfizer Inc.
BIG Big Lots Inc.
FTO Frontier Oil Corp.
TQNT TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.
A Agilent Technologies Inc.
SPIL Siliconware Precision Industries Co. Ltd.
PG Procter & Gamble Co.
AVNR Avanir Pharmaceuticals
XLB Materials Select Sector SPDR
CX CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V.
CCJ Cameco Corp.
AAPL Apple Inc.
EWS iShares MSCI Singapore Index
SID Companhia Siderurgica Nacional
CIM Chimera Investment Corporation
MYL Mylan, Inc.
ABT Abbott Laboratories
SVM Silvercorp Metals Inc.
BDN Brandywine Realty Trust
JNK SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield Bond
HES Hess Corporation
BAX Baxter International Inc.
ALTR Altera Corp.
NTAP NetApp, Inc.
TOT Total SA
PGR Progressive Corp.
EWT iShares MSCI Taiwan Index
PEIX Pacific Ethanol, Inc.
LXK Lexmark International Inc.
FHN First Horizon National Corp.
CAM Cameron International Corporation
TEVA Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited
AA Alcoa, Inc.
HOLX Hologic Inc.
COL Rockwell Collins Inc.
PEP Pepsico, Inc.
DDR Developers Diversified Realty Corp.
AFL AFLAC Inc.
CVX Chevron Corp.
IPI Intrepid Potash, Inc.
MRK Merck & Co. Inc.
UBS UBS AG
SMH Semiconductor HOLDRs
JDSU JDS Uniphase Corporation
GNW Genworth Financial Inc.
SOLR GT Solar International, Inc.
TLM Talisman Energy Inc.
QQQQ PowerShares QQQ
XLE Energy Select Sector SPDR
HNZ HJ Heinz Co.
LBTYA Liberty Global Inc.
EPI WisdomTree India Earnings
XOP SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Prod
AMLN Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
JASO JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd.
XLP Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR
LLTC Linear Technology Corp.
IYR iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate
MMM 3M Co.
TGT Target Corp.
VSH Vishay Intertechnology Inc.
IR Ingersoll-Rand Plc
LUV Southwest Airlines Co.
SCCO Southern Copper Corp.
UUP PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish
RIG Transocean Ltd.
TXT Textron Inc.
AMGN Amgen Inc.
SWN Southwestern Energy Co.
BRK-B Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
SPWRA SunPower Corporation
OIH Oil Services HOLDRs
WMB Williams Companies, Inc.
GRMN Garmin Ltd.
MAS Masco Corporation
STLD Steel Dynamics Inc.
ADP Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
SUN Sunoco Inc.
NLY Annaly Capital Management, Inc.
DOW The Dow Chemical Company
TYC Tyco International Ltd.
EWY iShares MSCI South Korea Index
XLK Technology Select Sector SPDR
IWF iShares Russell 1000 Growth Index
CMI Cummins Inc.
CY Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
EBIX Ebix Inc.
ING ING Groep NV
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corporation
ADSK Autodesk, Inc.
OXY Occidental Petroleum Corporation
SWK Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
XLV Health Care Select Sector SPDR
TJX The TJX Companies, Inc.
WM Waste Management, Inc.
VIA-B Viacom, Inc.
MFA MFA Financial, Inc.
ADM Archer Daniels Midland Company
PPL PPL Corporation
ACI Arch Coal Inc.
EXC Exelon Corp.
ANR Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.
SOA Solutia Inc.
KO The Coca-Cola Company
USU USEC Inc.
BRCD Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
SNDK SanDisk Corp.
CBL CBL & Associates Properties Inc.
ITT ITT Corporation
IBM International Business Machines Corp.
PVX Provident Energy Trust
SLM SLM Corporation
CEG Constellation Energy Group, Inc.
TXN Texas Instruments Inc.
BRCM Broadcom Corp.
EWH iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index
XRT SPDR S&P Retail
NOV National Oilwell Varco, Inc.
CLX Clorox Corporation
IPG Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
LTD Limited Brands, Inc.
HIG Hartford Financial Services Group Inc.
DCT DCT Industrial Trust Inc.
POM Pepco Holdings, Inc.
HT Hersha Hospitality Trust
GE General Electric Co.
SPY SPDR S&P 500
MCD McDonald's Corp.
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited
VWO Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock ETF
XLY Consumer Discret Select Sector SPDR
IVV iShares S&P 500 Index
PBR Petroleo Brasileiro
ABB ABB Ltd.
EFA iShares MSCI EAFE Index
CELG Celgene Corporation
EBAY eBay Inc.
TCK Teck Resources Limited
LDK LDK Solar Co., Ltd.
STX Seagate Technology PLC
EWG iShares MSCI Germany Index
ADI Analog Devices Inc.
AEO American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
XME SPDR S&P Metals & Mining
DUK Duke Energy Corporation
BX The Blackstone Group
AONE A123 Systems, Inc.
DE Deere & Company
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp.
BP BP plc
V Visa, Inc.
HBAN Huntington Bancshares Inc.
ADBE Adobe Systems Inc.
VMED Virgin Media, Inc.
USO United States Oil
SLB Schlumberger Limited
EAT Brinker International Inc.
CPB Campbell Soup Co.
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average
HRB H&R Block, Inc.
MAR Marriott International, Inc.
ABC AmerisourceBergen Corporation
NLC Nalco Holding Co.
HTZ Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.
EWC iShares MSCI Canada Index
RSX Market Vectors Russia ETF
TSM Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
SCHW Charles Schwab Corp.
EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index
DNDN Dendreon Corp.
FL Foot Locker, Inc.
HD The Home Depot, Inc.
DBC PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking
ALU Alcatel-Lucent
COST Costco Wholesale Corporation
DISH Dish Network Corp.
ATLS Atlas Energy, Inc.
PCAR PACCAR Inc.
NOK Nokia Corporation
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan Index
BAC Bank of America Corporation
FIG Fortress Investment Group LLC
XRX Xerox Corp.
QLD ProShares Ultra QQQ
UPS United Parcel Service, Inc.
SYY Sysco Corp.
TWC Time Warner Cable Inc.
MMC Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
MGM MGM Resorts International
WU Western Union Co.
KLAC KLA-Tencor Corporation
RCL Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
KFT Kraft Foods Inc.
MTU Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.
XLU Utilities Select Sector SPDR
MCHP Microchip Technology Inc.
SO Southern Company
GCI Gannett Co., Inc.
MET MetLife, Inc.
WFT Weatherford International Ltd.
MOT Motorola Inc.
USB U.S. Bancorp
NR Newpark Resources Inc.
HST Host Hotels & Resorts Inc.
GT Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
ZSL ProShares UltraShort Silver
RF Regions Financial Corp.
JNJ Johnson & Johnson
FST Forest Oil Corp.
PLD ProLogis
NWSA News Corp.
RSG Republic Services, Inc.
NE Noble Corp.
ETN Eaton Corporation
IWO iShares Russell 2000 Growth Index
YCS ProShares UltraShort Yen
RIO Rio Tinto Plc
IWM iShares Russell 2000 Index
CNP CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
STJ St. Jude Medical Inc.
PNC PNC Financial Services Group Inc.
MCO Moody's Corp.
APOL Apollo Group Inc.
CA CA Technologies
HL Hecla Mining Co.
MHP The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
D Dominion Resources, Inc.
INTU Intuit Inc.
GENZ Genzyme Corp.
VIP Vimpel-Communications
PAYX Paychex Inc.
CHS Chico's FAS Inc.
IGT International Game Technology
MDT Medtronic, Inc.
RFMD RF Micro Devices Inc.
ERX Direxion Daily Energy Bull 3X Shares
CCE Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.
EWW iShares MSCI Mexico Investable Mkt Idx
AXP American Express Company
AMD Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
XLI Industrial Select Sector SPDR
YUM Yum! Brands, Inc.
BA Boeing Co.
HON Honeywell International Inc.
WIN Windstream Corporation
EUO ProShares UltraShort Euro
PRU Prudential Financial, Inc.
SWY Safeway Inc.
JWN Nordstrom Inc.
JCP J. C. Penney Company, Inc.
MRO Marathon Oil Corporation
DAN Dana Holding Corporation
UTX United Technologies Corp.
CPN Calpine Corp.
MY China Ming Yang Wind Power Grou
MDY SPDR S&P MidCap 400
BBD Banco Bradesco S.A.
CLF Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.
TSO Tesoro Corporation
CF CF Industries Holdings, Inc.
UDR UDR, Inc.
PBR-A Petroleo Brasileiro
FE FirstEnergy Corp.
VALE Vale S.A.
AMAT Applied Materials Inc.
NYB New York Community Bancorp Inc.
TLB The Talbots Inc.
SSO ProShares Ultra S&P500
ARCC Ares Capital Corporation
NWL Newell Rubbermaid Inc.
EOG EOG Resources, Inc.
NBR Nabors Industries Ltd.
RAS RAIT Financial Trust
AMTD TD AMERITRADE Holding Corporation
BTU Peabody Energy Corp.
CIG Cia Energetica de Minas Gerais
LCC US Airways Group, Inc.
DF Dean Foods Co.
PWE Penn West Energy Trust
REP Repsol YPF SA
T AT&T, Inc.
TSN Tyson Foods Inc.
EWZ iShares MSCI Brazil Index
UCO ProShares Ultra DJ-UBS Crude Oil
VZ Verizon Communications Inc.
ORCL Oracle Corp.
JCI Johnson Controls Inc.
STT State Street Corp.
DHR Danaher Corp.
CPWM Cost Plus Inc.
TLAB Tellabs Inc.
AIG American International Group, Inc.
XL XL Group plc
LYV Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
STI SunTrust Banks, Inc.
PCX Patriot Coal Corporation
CTL CenturyLink, Inc.
BBT BB & T Corp.
EWA iShares MSCI Australia Index
ITUB Ita
MHS MedcoHealth Solutions Inc.
HAL Halliburton Company
DRI Darden Restaurants, Inc.
EMR Emerson Electric Co.
PCG PG & E Corp.
TC Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc.
FLR Fluor Corporation
SE Spectra Energy Corp.
CMS CMS Energy Corp.
CREE Cree Inc.
NSC Norfolk Southern Corp.
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR
Q Qwest Communications International Inc.
GILD Gilead Sciences Inc.
WY Weyerhaeuser Co.
JCG J. Crew Group, Inc.
NVS Novartis AG
NI Nisource Inc.
DOV Dover Corp.
TRV The Travelers Companies, Inc.
BK The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
CSX CSX Corp.
DBA PowerShares DB Agriculture
LNC Lincoln National Corp.
AGNC American Capital Agency Corp.
ALL The Allstate Corporation
CMCSA Comcast Corporation
MEE Massey Energy Co.
LINTA Liberty Media Interactive
ERIC LM Ericsson Telephone Co.
RJET Republic Airways Holdings Inc.
HPQ Hewlett-Packard Company
ATML Atmel Corporation
MWW Monster Worldwide, Inc.
BSBR Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A.
C Citigroup, Inc.
ATVI Activision Blizzard, Inc.
PBCT People's United Financial Inc.
CBS CBS Corporation
AEE Ameren Corporation
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
CFN CareFusion Corporation
STD Banco Santander, S.A.
ALY Allis-Chalmers Energy, Inc.
KBE SPDR KBW Bank
KRE SPDR KBW Regional Banking
BPOP Popular Inc.
IVZ Invesco Ltd.
FTR Frontier Communications Corporation
COH Coach Inc.
NXY Nexen Inc.
WFC Wells Fargo & Company
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV Or
GS The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
AES The AES Corporation
MTW Manitowoc Co. Inc.
ITW Illinois Tool Works Inc.
EDAP EDAP TMS SA
TIF Tiffany & Co.
UNP Union Pacific Corporation
CDE Coeur d`Alene Mines Corporation
LIZ Liz Claiborne Inc.
BHP BHP Billiton Ltd.
SNV Synovus Financial Corp.
AGN Allergan Inc.
TBT ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury
AGCO AGCO Corporation
PTEN Patterson-UTI Energy Inc.
BGU Direxion Daily Large Cap Bull 3X Shares
AMX America Movil S.A.B. de C.V.
PEG Public Service Enterprise Group Inc.
WYNN Wynn Resorts Ltd.
BBL BHP Billiton plc
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co.
HERO Hercules Offshore, Inc.
YHOO Yahoo! Inc.
KEY KeyCorp
BIIB Biogen Idec Inc.
JBL Jabil Circuit Inc.
WHR Whirlpool Corp.
CMA Comerica Incorporated
ICO International Coal Group, Inc.
MUR Murphy Oil Corporation
BEXP Brigham Exploration Co.
SKS Saks Incorporated
CROX CROCS Inc.
ACN Accenture plc
ENER Energy Conversion Devices, Inc.
VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
HCBK Hudson City Bancorp, Inc.
FRO Frontline Ltd.
EDC Direxion Daily Emrg Mkts Bull 3X Shares
STEC STEC, Inc.
MTG MGIC Investment Corp.
CRH CRH plc
KOG Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp.
FCS Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc.
MXIM Maxim Integrated Products Inc.
UYG ProShares Ultra Financials
STP Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd.
PVH Phillips-Van Heusen Corp.
PMI PMI Group Inc.
ZION Zions Bancorp.
SBUX Starbucks Corp.
APC Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
DRYS DryShips, Inc.
DELL Dell Inc.
CL Colgate-Palmolive Co.
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation
CRUS Cirrus Logic Inc.
FLEX Flextronics International Ltd.
NBIX Neurocrine Biosciences Inc.
TNA Direxion Daily Small Cap Bull 3X Shares
WR Westar Energy, Inc.
CBG CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc.
RDN Radian Group Inc.
MNKD MannKind Corp.
COF Capital One Financial Corp.
CSE CapitalSource Inc.
TMV Direxion Daily 30 Yr Trsy Bear 3X Shares
ARNA Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
LVS Las Vegas Sands Corp.
AXL American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc.
CHRS Charming Shoppes Inc.
CAT Caterpillar Inc.
CRL Charles River Laboratories International, Inc.
ODP Office Depot, Inc.
DFS Discover Financial Services
IDTI Integrated Device Technology, Inc.
QEP QEP Resources, Inc.
SOLF Solarfun Power Holdings Co. Ltd.
RRI RRI Energy, Inc.
MS Morgan Stanley
ACAS American Capital, Ltd.
SNSS Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Inc.
YGE Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd.
JNY Jones Apparel Group, Inc.
WNC Wabash National Corp.
WYN Wyndham Worldwide Corporation
TTM Tata Motors Ltd.
WCRX Warner Chilcott plc
EP El Paso Corp.
SPR Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp
QTM Quantum Corp.
AMRN Amarin Corporation plc
LVLT Level 3 Communications Inc.
AINV Apollo Investment Corporation
TER Teradyne Inc.
MFG Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
NGD New Gold, Inc.
FAS Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3X Shares
COIN Converted Organics Inc.
ARO Aeropostale, Inc.
MF MF Global Holdings Ltd.
ENTR Entropic Communications, Inc.
URI United Rentals, Inc.
MPEL Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd.
ES EnergySolutions, Inc
YRCW YRC Worldwide Inc.
GTE Gran Tierra Energy, Inc.
EK Eastman Kodak Co.
FIRE Sourcefire, Inc.
BCSI Blue Coat Systems Inc.
TSL Trina Solar Ltd.
CSUN China Sunergy Co. Ltd.
MPG MPG Office Trust, Inc.
TEX Terex Corp.
TAT TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd.
STEM StemCells Inc.
F Ford Motor Co.
PWER Power-One Inc.
OXGN Oxigene Inc.
HGSI Human Genome Sciences Inc.
URZ Uranerz Energy Corp.
BORN China New Borun Corporation
CML Compellent Technologies, Inc.
ENTG Entegris, Inc.
DYP Duoyuan Printing, Inc.
BYI Bally Technologies, Inc.
COCO Corinthian Colleges Inc.
TSLA Tesla Motors, Inc.
ASYS Amtech Systems Inc.
JOYG Joy Global, Inc.
MWA Mueller Water Products, Inc.
FTK Flotek Industries Inc.
ROIAK Radio One Inc.
AIB Allied Irish Banks plc
LNG Cheniere Energy, Inc.
MELA MELA Sciences, Inc.
MCCC Mediacom Communications Corp.
HTWR Heartware International Inc.
TSTC Telestone Technologies Corp.
APRI Apricus Biosciences, Inc.
TIII Tii Network Technologies, Inc
ISLN Isilon Systems, Inc.
BUCY Bucyrus International Inc.
GMTC GameTech International Inc.

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