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Goldman Sachs, as is widely known, is the most venal and amoral organization in corporate America. They will stop at absolutely nothing to line their already very packed pockets, although doctors across the land were able to save some cash on vomit-inducing drugs by instead showing them the cheesy Goldman Sachs ads from 2010 touting how they were doing God’s Work for the nation.
Of course, in this politically-correct culture of ours, people are too nervous to dare criticize Goldman, lest they be accused of being you-know-what. NPR, to their credit, has put together a sensational hour of secret recordings (drawn from nearly 48 hours of raw audio) that were made illustrating, in no uncertain terms, how utterly captured the U.S. “regulators” at the Fed are who work at (or, more accurately, for) Goldman Sachs. It is well worth your time to listen to this piece. It will make you mad, and although the nation’s anger isn’t enough to remove this black-hearted cancer of a company from the planet, it’s at least worthwhile to be better-informed. Click here to listen to This American Life’s expose…………
Here’s today’s swing-trading watch-list:
Short Basic Energy Services (BAS)
There were three significant technical landmarks for me yesterday. The first that double top support on SPX broke down, breaking the third and last support level I gave last Friday morning. The second was that the daily RSI 5 closed under 30, so the daily RSI 5 / NYMO sell signal I’ve been following has now unambiguously made target, though the historic stats on these nonetheless further support that the SPX double-top that has just broken down should make the pattern target in the 1937.70 area. The third was that a daily lower band ride was confirmed with the strong punch below the daily lower band.
So what now? Well the odds favor a lower close today, but not another trend day down. We may see a modest rally close or perhaps a flat close as a less likely but possible alternative. SPX should test the lower band at some point today, and that is currently at 1975. Yesterday’s low is very unlikely to hold and all longs should be counter-trend now until the double top target is hit. SPX daily chart: