Thursday, November 29, 2007

Wall St. rests after buying spree

Nov. 29 - U.S. stocks finished little changed on Thursday, following the sharpest two-day rally in five-years, with strength in the energy sector offset by retail worries. The Dow rose 22 points to 13,311. The S&P 500 rose was basically flat at 1,469. The Nasdaq rose 5 points to 2,668. Crude oil prices finished higher.

Conway G. Gittens reports from New York. REUTERS Video

Major pipeline bursts into flames

Nov. 29 - The biggest oil pipeline supplying America with Canadian crude oil exploded, crippling supplies just as temperatures drop and demand for heating oil increases. The Enbridge Pipeline system usually supplies the U.S. market with more than 1 million barrels of oil per day. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said there were no known links to terrorism related to the deadly blast in Minnesota. The cause of the blast was not immediately known.

Conway G. Gittens reports from New York.

Exoskeletons transform U.S. military

Nov. 28 - While American soldiers get in shape stateside-- with a slew of aerobic exercises, a soldier of the future could soon be seen on the battlefield. It's called an exoskeleton and by stepping inside this robotic exterior-- a soldier can easily perform feats that years ago could only be seen in science fiction movies. Jon Decker reports. REUTERS VIDEO

WallStrip Video: 11-29-07 Synaptics, Incorporated (SYNA)

Synaptics Incorporated (SYNA) touches Lindsay in all the right places.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Technology's the hero in "Beowulf"

The better-than-expected motion picture debut of the epic "Beowulf" puts motion capture technology, an innovative hybrid of live action, animation, and 3D computer generated visuals, in a starrring role.Reuters video

WallStrip Video:11-28-07 Neogen Corp. (NEOG)

Neogen Corp. (NEOG) helps animals, and does it well, regardless of whether or not you’re going to eat the animals…

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Citi finds friend in Abu Dhabi

Nov. 27 - Citigroup is selling up to a 4.9 percent stake of itself, valued at about $7.5 billion, to the middle eastern state of Abu Dhabi as it tries to regroup from the subprime mortgage turmoil. Word of the helping hand helped shares of Citigroup recover after falling below $30 for the first time in 5-years during the previous session.

Conway G. Gittens reports from New York.
Reuters Video

Stocks crumble as credit fears linger

U.S. stocks are now down 10 percent from their recent highs as the credit crunch sparked an exodus from the stock market and a stampede into the bond market. The Dow tumbled 237 points to 12,743. The S&P 500 lost 33 points. The Nasdaq posted a 55 point decline to 2,540. Crude oil prices moved lower.

Conway G. Gittens reports from New York. Reuters Video Nov 26, 2007

A Revolution in Trading

The financial markets are being transformed by computer programs that may make traders obsolete. Billion dollar incomes on Wall Street are becoming the norm as mathematical formulas make trades faster and smarter.
Manoush Zomorodi reports. Reuters Video

WallStrip Video: 11-27-07 Fair Isaac Corporation (FIC)

When factoring Lindsay’s credit score, let’s hope FIC takes video blog stardom into account. Fair Isaac Corporation. (FIC)

Monday, November 26, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

WallStrip Video: 11-21-07 EMC Corporation (EMC)

Today, Julie Alexandria goes where no guest host has gone before… EMC Corporation. (EMC).

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

WallStrip Video: 11-20-07 Mettler-Toledo International, Inc. (MTD)

Our guest host Julie Alexandria asks the people of New York to weigh in on Mettler-Toledo International, Inc. (MTD).

Monday, November 19, 2007

Brian Shannon's market analysis

Brian Shannon's market analysis from

WallStrip Video: 11-19-07 Stericycle, Inc. (SRCL)

Lindsay decides to clean up the city one clue at a time. Stericycle. Inc. (SRCL)

Stock Market Status as of Monday Nov 19, 2007

US MARKETS as on Nov 19, 10:45 AM Eastern (while the market was open)

The markets are still in a bearish mode

Dow Jones Index





Still bearish

CAC 40 Index
bearish trend

Bearish trend


Turning bearish

Bearish Trend

BSE Sensex Index
This is bullish ..surprisingly

Friday, November 16, 2007

WallStrip Video: 11-16-07 Wallstrip Chat: Robert Kalin

Lindsay gets crafty with Robert Kalin, founder of, and finds out why Grandma’s bunny always survives the fire.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

WallStrip Video: 11-15-07 Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (CALM)

Today on the Eggmanns, Poachy introduces her new boyfriend to the family. Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (CALM)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

WallStrip Video:11-14-07 Hansen Medical, Inc. (HNSN), Intuitive Surgical Inc. (ISRG)

Hansen Medical, Inc. (HNSN) and Intuitive Surgical Inc. (ISRG) are developing robots to assist in medical procedures. Just don’t make the robot angry…

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

WallStrip Video: 11-13-07 Tiffany & Co. (TIF)

Lindsay pays homage to a timeless classic, proving once and for all that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Tiffany & Co. (TIF)

Monday, November 12, 2007

WallStrip Video: 11-12-07 Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

Today, yet again, Wallstrip figures out why Microsoft is doing so…well? Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Wall Street doesn't want you

Photo by Todd_Cliff

After an era of innovation in financial services that benefited the middle class, The Street has abandoned individual investors in favor of big institutions and wealthy private traders. It's time for big changes.

It's not just that Wall Street's newest inventions -- collateralized debt obligations and asset-backed commercial paper and the like -- are irrelevant to the stuff we care about, like having enough for retirement. Wall Street's actions seem positively dangerous to our goals.


Wall Street Requiem

The big investment banks, loaded with dangerous amounts of debt, are facing their own version of a subprime slump. Can they all survive?


Photo by Tracy O

Stock trends for some popular US stocks

Here is a look at some of the popular stocks and their trends...The overall stock trends are down..It is safer not to buy any new stocks as the markets are down trending..

Look for short candidates if you have not already started shorting..

Photo by inanutshell

Morgan Stanley

Trend: Down


Trend: Down


Just started a downtrend ..looks like a good candidate for shorting..Power Ranking is -4.71 which is less than -3 so the downtrend is strong


Still in an uptrend. First time, after 2 months, it dropped down to the 20 days moving average.


Trend : Downtrend

Lehman Brothers

Trend: Choppy downtrend. Usually I do not prefer the choppy downtrend. I prefer a clean downward sloping price curve.

Merill Lynch

Trend: Downwards


Trend: Uptrend. Just touched the 20 days moving average to rest upon.


Just went below the 50 days moving average...Looks like a good short candidate...
PowerRanking is -4.62 which is less than -3 so it is a strong downtrend

Apple Computers


Trend: Down

General Electric

Trend: Down

General Motors

Trend: Down

WallStrip Video: 11-10-07 Wallstrip Weekend: Naked Putz

Howard puts on his Thinking Crown and figures out why the market’s so moody.

Stock Market Status as of Sunday Nov 11, 2007

I have shown the trend of the major stock indices of the world using DreamTai Trading Software, so that you can get an idea of the overall global investment environment.

Most of the indices, except HangSeng and BSE Sensex (Indian index) are in a downtrend.

So, what should we do ? Of course, make money..Look for good stock candidates to short and short them if you are not already short!!

Photo: Barcelona by Paco CT


Dow Jones Index

The trend is down. It is below the 50 day and the twenty day moving averages. Keep shorting stocks. Do not buy any new stocks.


This ETF mirrors the Dow Jones Index. The trend is down. It is below the 50 day and the 20 day moving averages. It is just plain ugly and does not look good.


This ETF mirrors the Nasdaq. Finally, the trend really turned down. It went below the 50 day and the 20 day moving averages.


This ETF mirrors the S and P Index. The trend is down. It is below the 50 day and the 20 day moving averages.


FTSE Index

The trend is officially down this week. Notice it went below the 20 day and the 50 day averages. Start looking for good shares to short.

CAC 40 Index

The trend is down here, below the 20 day and the 50 day moving averages.

DAX Index

The DAX is now trendless. It is neither bullish nor bearish. It it falls below the 50 day moving average, the trend will be bearish.



The trend is down and bearish.


Surprisingly, this index is holding up and is in an uptrend. It just touched 20 day moving average for support. Usually stocks or index test on 20 day moving average before zooming up or crashing down to the 50 day average for support.

BSE Sensex Index INDIA

Surprisingly, this index is holding up and is in an uptrend. It just touched 20 day moving average for support. Usually stocks or index test on 20 day moving average before zooming up or crashing down to the 50 day average for support.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Thursday, November 08, 2007

WallStrip Video: 11-8-07 Itron, Inc. (ITRI)

Sure, Itron Inc. (ITRI) took a hit recently. Can anyone say ‘entry point’?

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

WallStrip Video: 11-6-07 Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. (TRMP)

Today, Wallstrip conquers new territory: All-Time Lows. And who is our captain on this voyage? You guessed it…Donald Trump: Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. (TRMP)

Monday, November 05, 2007

WallStrip Video: 11-5-07 Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN)

With the market moving like a roller coaster baby, Wallstrip revisits an old friend that’s been hot recently: Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN)

Saturday, November 03, 2007

The crash of Oct 29, 1929 Photos

October 29, 1929, a.k.a. Black Tuesday, brought the roaring twenties to an end, ushered in the depression and changed the American economy forever.


Friday, November 02, 2007

WallStrip Video: 11-2-07 Wallstrip Chat: Jakob Lodwick

Lindsay sits down with Jakob Lodwick, founder of He’s worked on the web since the age of fourteen, he’s a partner at Connected Ventures, and he wants your relationship advice.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Market status as of Thursday Nov 1, 2007 End of Day

The Dow Jones Index, DIA and SPY crossed below the 50 day moving average pink line.

This is a very bearish sign for the indexes.

Suprisingly, the QQQQ which mirrors the NASDAQ is still above the 20 day blue moving average line.

For now, it is safer not to buy any new stocks. Tighten your stops on your current long positions if you are not stopped out already.

Start looking for good stocks to short

WallStrip Video:11-1-07 CME Group, Inc. (CME)

What’s the name of the financial exchange that’s taking over the world? Daaaaaaa Merc! CME Group, Inc. (CME)