Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Running on Empty? Who Cares? (Updated with KO Chart)

My call last November before Ben Bernank announced QE2 that Dow would reach 16,000 someday may not be far-fetched, and my target for S&P500 of 1,340 is just around the corner. My left-for-dead AMZN March call is coming back to life (AMZN is jumping over $6 today). All thanks to Ben Bernank, who only has our welfare in mind.

My latest purchase today is KO. Has a very peculiar chart formation, but I'm just looking at the buy signal in Slow Stochastic set at 60. MACD histogram shows positive divergence. Oh uh, tomorrow is their earnings report. Will it matter? Maybe. Maybe not. Here's the chart of KO, 9-month daily.

I also set up a call backspread on MTL, using April calls. It may be ready for a bounce here, after steadily losing all the gain from Feb 1, but it is at the support around $32.50. If I'm wrong, then I will lose out-of-pocket cost, which is about 30 cents (x100).

Do your own DD, but for me, I've sort of given up. If S&P500 can remain above 1,320, it could go up to 1,380 or so, then 1,440 (May 2008 top).

And of course I may be the perfect contrarian. If I am, I still have VXX....


  1. You should check your spelling. Bernnanke not Bernank.

  2. Haha. Bernank is right. And JP Morgue. In case you haven't seen the now-infamous vid, here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTUY16CkS-k