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OI Technical Staff : 12/30/2005 9:59:59 PM

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Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 5:31:54 PM

Closing Internals found at this Link

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 5:14:51 PM

Closing U.S. Market Watch with 1-year High, 1-year Low, YrNet Change (12/30/04 close, not 12/31/04) and YrNet% Change (12/30/04 close, not 12/31/04) at this Link

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 4:14:03 PM

National Weather Service weekend forecast at this Link

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 4:12:51 PM

Today's 02:12 PM EST Temperatures and February Nat. Gas and Heating Oil futures settlement at this Link

February Crude Oil settled up $0.72, or 1.19% at $61.04.

February Unleaded settled up $0.054, or 3.24% at $1.7274.

Tab Gilles : 12/30/2005 4:00:33 PM


Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 3:45:21 PM

S&P Banks (BIX.X) 363.78 +0.04% ... inches green.

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 3:41:39 PM

SPY $125.00 ... burst of volume

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 3:19:25 PM

03:00 Internals found at this Link

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 3:14:30 PM

Matrix Service (MTRX) $9.75 +0.20% ... inches green. It would take a trade at $9.96 to get a new 52-weeker and some bold print in this weekend's Wall Street Journal.

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 3:02:54 PM

03:00 Market Watch found at this Link

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 3:00:23 PM

Venezuela CPI up 0.8% in December. CPI was up 14.4% in 2005 vs. the government's 15% goal for the year. Inflation reached 19.2% in 2004.

Economists had forecasted a 1.1% increase in December. November's CPI reading was 1.1%.

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 2:56:38 PM

There have been some unconfirmed reports that 3 UK hostages held in Gaza have been freed.

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 2:18:32 PM

Reminder ... Markets will be closed on Monday.

Bond market closed early today at 01:00 PM EST.

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 2:17:54 PM

02:00 Internals found at this Link

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 2:03:29 PM

02:00 Market Watch found at this Link

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 2:02:09 PM

Valero (VLO) $51.60 (unch) ...

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 1:52:02 PM

Bearish day trade stop alert for CME $367.00

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 1:48:36 PM

Natural Gas Index (XNG.X) 398.29 +0.24% ... edges green.

SPX 1,248.60

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 1:47:54 PM

Biotechnology Index (BTK.X) 679.98 +0.02% ... edges green.

QQQQ $40.54

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 1:44:26 PM

QQQQ Most active options .. Jan $41 Call, Jan $40 Put, Jan $41 Put

Jane Fox : 12/30/2005 1:43:27 PM

TICKS +800

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 1:43:04 PM

VXN.X 14.36 -1.77% ... edges red.

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 1:39:47 PM

QQQQ $40.55 -0.41% ... comes to morning highs.

See 11:31:41

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 1:36:05 PM

Disk Drive Index (DDX.X) 143.74 +0.01% ... inches green.

QQQQ $40.47 -0.61% ....

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 1:27:02 PM

Bullish swing trade call option stop alert on the Dow Diamonds DIA Jan $107 Calls (DIA-AC) at the bid of $1.10.

DIA $107.00 -0.63% ...

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 1:14:47 PM

01:00 Internals found at this Link

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 1:03:45 PM

01:00 Market Watch found at this Link ... Unleaded on the move.

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 12:55:55 PM

Sharper Image (SHRP) $9.75 +4.27% ... jumps from $9.30.

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 12:54:30 PM

Wal-Mart (WMT) $47.12 -0.75% Link ... Company said today that its Sam's Club plans to unveil new health-insurance offering for customers on Wednesday, making such a service available in all of its U.S. stores for first time. Sam's Club to allow small-business owners with Sam's Club memberships to purchase health-insurance plans for employees.

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 12:51:33 PM


The U.S. Embassy in Malaysia is shut down following an unspecified security threat, but there were no reports of danger to private U.S. interests, the mission says.

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 12:46:43 PM

Oasis group returns to Libya ... DJ - Completing nearly two years of negotiations, consortium of three U.S. oil companies announces they have finalized agreement to resume oil production in Libya. U.S. partners on project are Amerada Hess, ConocoPhillips and Marathon Oil.

Amerada Hess (AHC) $127.15 +1.16% Link

ConocoPhillips (COP) $58.14 +0.76% Link

Marathon (MRO) $61.08 +0.62% Link

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 12:42:34 PM

Citigroup (C) $48.32 -0.53% Link ... DJ - Caijing magazine reports Guangdong Development Bank has narrowed down potential bidders to take a stake in the lender to three, with a recently raised $3 billion bid by a Citigroup-led consortium for an 85% stake topping the list.

Marc Eckelberry : 12/30/2005 12:25:03 PM

Alert: Raise stop on INTC APR 25 calls to 1.20 (entry was 1.70).

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 12:22:17 PM

Valero Energy (VLO) $50.97 -1.22% ... still red.

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 12:21:28 PM

Oil Index (OIX.X) 520.88 +0.03% ... inches green.

Oil Service (OSX.X) 182.46 +0.64% ...

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 12:11:16 PM

12:00 Internals found at this Link

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 12:02:56 PM

12:00 Market Watch found at this Link

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 11:54:00 AM

Sell Program Premium ... DIA $107.20, SPX 1,248.44, QQQQ $40.48

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 11:35:28 AM

Current OPEN MM Profiles found at this Link

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 11:31:42 AM

I see Jonathan has taken the day off. Recent history is that when Jonathan is gone we see some major intra-day swings.

Be al_rt, be very al_rt.

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 11:29:44 AM

QQQQ $40.48 -0.58% ... session low of $40.36. WEEKLY R2 $40.33.

MONTHLY Pivot $40.66 was touched at yesterday's close. Could well be today's final tick.

Jane Fox : 12/30/2005 11:27:47 AM

TICKS +800

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 11:27:38 AM

Dow Diamonds (DIA) $107.20 -0.44% ... just traded WEEKLY R2.

DIA-AC are $1.25 x $1.30.

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 11:18:13 AM

Bearish day trade lower stop alert ... for the CME $364.10 -1.06% ... to $367.00.

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 11:13:06 AM

11:00 Internals found at this Link

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 11:03:47 AM

11:00 Market Watch found at this Link

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 10:47:46 AM

Chicago Merc (CME) $365.10 -0.79% ... bar chart with retracement at this Link

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 10:13:45 AM

10:00 Internals found at this Link

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 10:02:53 AM

10:00 Market Watch found at this Link

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 9:58:25 AM

Bearish day trade stop adjustment adjust stop on the CME to 368.50 at this point.

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 9:37:00 AM

Bearish day trade short alert ... for the Chicago Merc (CME) $362.00 -1.63% here, stop $367, target 354.

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 9:31:54 AM

SPX 1,250.38 -0.32%

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 9:31:28 AM

SPX with an October to December high close retracement at this Link

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 9:27:20 AM

e-mini S&P (es06h) bar chart with a high to low settlement retracement at this Link

Jeff Bailey : 12/30/2005 9:23:19 AM

I do Jane (09:09:32). At 02:36:41 PM yesterday I also noted the "pop" in the VIX.X and the SPX Jan 1,150 Puts (SPT-MJ) action.

That is very far out the money and I don't see the SPX getting anywhere close to 1,150 by January expiration. However, I've got an alert set at $0.70, which would be a double on that option.

I won't sit and watch that option, but my thought is that if the option sees a double, that might be a level of support being found.

Jane Fox : 12/30/2005 9:09:32 AM

Yesterday I mentioned at around 2:25 that the VIX took a big jump upwards. The steep decline ES took didn't get started until 3:10. Do you think there was a correlation? Link

Jane Fox : 12/30/2005 9:04:12 AM

Dateline WSJ Google is being sued by a New York-based firm over the patents it is alleged to use for Voice over Internet protocol technology in Google Talk, according to a report in the New York Post. Rates Technology is seeking $5 billion in damages, the report said.

Jane Fox : 12/30/2005 9:02:51 AM

Dateline WSJ Intel Corp. is set to announce a major overhaul of its corporate and product branding, a move designed to symbolize the chip maker's transformation into a supplier for products beyond personal computers.

The changes include a new version of the company's blue logo -- without the lowered "e" that has long been a part of Intel's branding -- along with a new tagline, "Leap ahead," emulating such campaigns as "Think different" from Apple Computer Inc.

Intel no longer will use the well-known "Intel Inside" logo, but it is keeping the marketing program of that name that provides incentives to companies for using its products. The Santa Clara, Calif., company also is reducing its reliance on the Pentium brand for microprocessors, which have been associated mainly with higher PC performance at a time when Intel is shifting to a balance of computing speed and power consumption.

Marc Eckelberry : 12/30/2005 9:06:50 AM

QQQQ has a gap to close all the way near 39.35 and even though there is massive put support at 40, we could very well see that occurence in the next few days, but I get the feeling we will also see a strong rally early January, probably after Greenspan on 1/3

Tab Gilles : 12/30/2005 8:17:12 AM

Have crude oil inventories been rising recently making it look like the shortage of crude oil is over? Link Link

$WTIC Link


With the weather being warmer then normal energy prices have declined, but we still have 3 months of winter ahead and a cold snap could easily change the scenario.

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