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Lazy Trade Long & Short: LEAP & HE (by Ryan Mallory)

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So far the market has seen its rally stall after making a respectable bounce off of the morning lows. Bulls may come back to the table later this afternoon, but that remains to be seen. 

Today's lazy trades offers similar trading patterns in opposite directions. Leap Wireless International (LEAP) has the inverse head and shoulders working while Hawaiian Electric (HE) gives the more traditional head and shoulders setup. 

Here's today's Lazy Trades

Long: Leap Wireless International (LEAP)

Leap Wireless International LEAP

Short: Hawaiian Electric (HE)

Hawaiian Electric HE x2

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Consumers Can’t Live on Junk Food Alone

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Data released today shows that Consumer Confidence/Comfort continues to drop, in spite of the Fed's actions over the past four years, and is fast approaching the extreme low levels of 2009. It would appear that the average consumer is less aware of Fed policy/intervention than that of political (non)action to date.

It's very unfortunate that both political parties have failed to employ their due diligence in carrying out their responsibilities during their current term…they have left it all up to the Fed, who admitted they can't solve all the economic problems on their own. If politicians were employed by a company, they'd be fired for sleeping on the job. Consumers can't live on junk food alone…