Another historic day and massive drop in the Dow. We had a 797 point range during the day! In the third primary leg of a bar market, I stated that this leg and any follow legs will exhibit the most erratic and volatile sessions of all. The reason is because we’re at a point where almost everyone just wants to liquidate, liquidate, liquidate.
THIS WEEK’S ISSUE:
• In-Play: The Battle for Wachovia (WB)
• Market Commentary: S&P 500 ($SPX), NASDAQ ($COMP)
• Update: Russell 2000 Small-cap Index ($RUT)
• Update: NYSE/NASDAQ/AMEX New-Highs/New-Lows Index, CBOE Volatility Index (VIX)
• Currencies: U.S. Dollar Index ($USD), Euro Index ($XEU)
• Commodities: Crude Oil ($WTIC), Gold ($GOLD)
It sounds like a war, doesn't it? It's the corporate type that will most likely end up in court somewhere. Citigroup (C) offered to pay $2.1 billion for Wachovia's (WB) banking operations just 4 days ago. What I don't understand is how Wells Fargo (WFC) could go behind Citigroup's back and do a deal, just like that. A copy of the exclusive agreement between WB and C can be found here.
I was asked to analyze the SPY. The ETF made a new low today and it won't be the last one, that's for sure. You really have to look at 5 and 10-year charts to see where the SPY really is and how much further down the ETF possibly has to go. THe sPY has some support at this current 110 level, butI doubt it will hold for long.