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Wrap – Week Ended 10/5/12 (In Progress)

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  1. 1
    nrgyman Says:

    The anti-fraccing crusade will not stop.  Now we have a major Hollywood studio film called "The Promised Land" set to debut in December starring Matt Damon (and other stars) where natgas fraccing is the villain of the story.  Pre-release hype gives it an Oscar-worthy rating.  See here for a trailer:
     
    http://thinkprogress.org/alyssa/2012/09/25/902951/matt-damon-the-promised-land/
     
    And now for the rest of the story …  While it is not surprising that uninformed environmentalists and Hollywood types would champion this cause despite solid evidence that they are misguided, there may be something far more sinister behind this film.  One of the film's producers and major financial backers is none other than Image Nation Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of an enterprise entirely owned by the government of Abu Dhabi–which is the capital of OPEC member (and major global oil producer) United Arab Emirates (UAE).  The UAE is unlikely to have any interest in US environmental issues, but they are keenly aware of the growing competition to their own oil and natgas production from the US due to advances like fraccing.  The cynic may see this as a behind-the-scenes attempt by OPEC to curb oil and gas production growth in the US by influencing public sentiment against fraccing.  For those who are not cynical, the obvious conflict of interest here might cause one to at least ponder.

  2. 2
    zman Says:

    The YTD on the portfolios is a week out of date, will repost tomorrow. 

    re 1 – Nice idea, find, thanks. 

  3. 3
    zman Says:

    Israel shoots down drone

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4289261,00.html

  4. 4
    zman Says:

    Comments have been tabled to the Monday post. Comments on oil and gas as usual and thoughts on the speculative short position collapse (this time I think they really see a problem with the long held position) and some thoughts on the BDI.

  5. 5
    zman Says:

    This Just In Watch:

    http://www.startribune.com/featuredColumns/172921021.html?refer=y

  6. 6
    Zorgnak Says:

    Gregor on the effect of QE3 on Resources
    http://gregor.us/

  7. 7
    choices Says:

    Jeff Miller's Week Ahead-reasonable discussion, cmts as well:
    http://seekingalpha.com/article/908881-weighing-the-week-ahead-entering-a-season-of-fear?source=email_authors_alerts&ifp=0

  8. 8
    Zorgnak Says:

     
    S&P 500 Futures Weekly Notes/Thoughts
    Notes…Uptrend intact from June. Choppy trading between CHVN at 1428.50 Minor CHVN at 1455.75. Minor support at 1449.50.  Demand volume, breadth supportive. Sector rotation mixed (Tech, transports, energy lagging). Currencies supportive.  Stock/Bond ratio supportive.  POMO supportive until 10/12. QE3 schedule unknown. Bond Mkt closed Monday with light econ calendar until Thursday.
    Thoughts…. The balance of evidence is in the bull’s favor above 1428.50 with the market stuck in a choppy range between 1428.50 and 1455.75. Excess on either end quickly rejected.  Little market structure/trader commitment at any one level above 1428.50. Last week bulls did increase acceptance/value higher at 1455.75 but were unable to reach new highs.  No edge here to my eye. Trimming
    CLVN=Low Volume Rejection Zone – CHVN= High Volume Price Acceptance and Congestion Zone
    1478           CHVN
    1464             Minor Resistance
    1455.75     Minor CHVN, Acceptance
    1449.50     LVN, Minor Resistance
    1428.50    CHVN. Short term volume pivot
    1424.25     CLVN…Minor Support
    1409         CLVN. Support. Break out levels.
    1397        CHVN, Intermediate Volume Pivot,
    1386         Minor CLVN, Support…low volume area below
    1360-86   Low volume zone.  Quick moves in either direction likely.
    S&P Futures
     
    http://www.charthub.com/images/2012/10/07/ES_Composite.png

  9. 9
    Zorgnak Says:

    Crude Oil Futures…Trading at the lower end of long term acceptance. Demand volume weak in all time frames.
    http://www.charthub.com/images/2012/10/07/Crude_Composite.png

  10. 10
    Zorgnak Says:

    Nat Gas Futures ..extended above long and short term acceptance at 3.03. Demand volume positive long term, extended short term
    http://www.charthub.com/images/2012/10/07/NG_Composite.png

  11. 11
    Zorgnak Says:

    Euro….extended above key support at 1.30 last week..a key area to watch for equity market support this week.
    http://www.charthub.com/images/2012/10/07/Euro_Composite.png

  12. 12
    Zorgnak Says:

    $USD ..supportive of equities below major acceptance at  $80
    http://www.charthub.com/images/2012/10/07/DX.png

  13. 13
    Zorgnak Says:

    XLE  Trading in long term congestion and above major defined support at 72.61. Demand volume flattening long term and weak short term. Expecting test of support this week.
    http://www.charthub.com/images/2012/10/07/Stock_Weekly_3.png

  14. 14
    Zorgnak Says:

    XOP  Expecting test of support at 54.18 this week.
    http://www.charthub.com/images/2012/10/07/Stock_Weekly_3_2.png

  15. 15
    Zorgnak Says:

    FCG  Expecting test of 17.18 this week. Trading in heavy congestion along with the other energy ETF's. Choppy no edge trading but with weakening demand volume.
    http://www.charthub.com/images/2012/10/07/Stock_Weekly_3_3.png

  16. 16
    Justin Says:

    RE: 5
    Ha!  Finally the media uses a creditable expert. 

  17. 17
    zman Says:

    Not So Shocking News Watch: Hugo Chavez declared winner. 

  18. 18
    tomdavis12 Says:

    Z: 5 – Did you send a copy to Herb Goatboy?

  19. 19
    zman Says:

    re 18 – don't think he would be too interested, contains facts. 

    The Monday post just posted. 

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