Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Its that time again

I don't think that we are getting a taper today but if we do don't overreact it may already be priced in. 

Good morning folks

Its Fed Day once again, its probably going to be fairly uneventful prior to the announcement. I am expecting more choppy action like we have been experiencing for the last week. If I am in any trades this morning I will look to exit before the announcement. 

Then after the announcement I plan to wait 15 or 20 minutes before I get involved in any trades. The market tends to have a knee jerk reaction, then once everyone really absorbs what was said and the meaning behind it, we can get an idea of the direction we are heading. 

There is nothing wrong with sitting on the sidelines on days like this, which is exactly what I may do. I will have to see something really compelling to get involved.   

Housing starts  and permits were fairly strong so home builders could be in play

$HOV 200 day cross

Morning movers and other stocks that caught my eye
$WPCS pr last night gapper I would not chase the open, $KTOS pr 200 ma bounce, $ICLD 10 dolla holla, $OMER pr last night 50 day cross, $BCRX pr potential flat top B/O, $KERX pr 50 ma bounce, $OSIR small float pr 15 dolla holla, $RSOL continuation 
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Today's Markets:
In Asia, Japan +2% to 15587.8. Hong Kong +0.3% to 23144. China -0.1% to 2148. India +1.2% 20860.
In Europe, at midday, London +0.3%. Paris +0.6%. Frankfurt +0.9%.
Futures at 6:20: Dow +0.3%. S&P +0.3%. Nasdaq +0.3%. Crude +0.1% to $97.34. Gold +0.1% to $1231.80.
Ten-year Treasury Yield -1 bps to 2.85%
Notable earnings before today's open: FDXGISLEN
Notable earnings after today's close: ORCLPAYXSCS

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