The January Market

Jeff  Carter
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Posted: Jan 26, 2012 12:01 AM

There seems to be a lot of bad news in the market on a macro sense. I have seen some articles where Greece is near total collapse. The Euro situation doesn’t look good. In America, Intrade has Obama getting a second term which is bearish. More slow growth/no growth policy. China looks to be struggling.

Technical indicators say the market is a little over extended to the upside. There are gaps below the market that should be filled. Goldman Sachs($GS) this morning said to get short US Treasuries. The only reason to be short the treasury market is because money will flow out of it into the stock market.

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The market has had a pretty impressive rally on no news, or bad news for the month of January. Either now is a time to pick a top, or it’s building a base for an even more impressive rally. What do you think?

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