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Jeff Bailey : 6/29/2006 12:24:28 AM

YM up 13 points, or 0.11% at 11,071.

Overnight Low/High 11,051/11,073

Jeff Bailey : 6/29/2006 12:23:05 AM

Nikkei-225 ($NIKK) up 221 points, or +1.49% at 15,107. Session Low/High 14,976/15,109

Jeff Bailey : 6/29/2006 12:23:00 AM

Japan's May Industrial Output fell 1.0% on Month (consensus -0.1%)

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) forecasting +2.7% gain for June and +1.1% gain in July.

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 11:05:02 PM

Hang Seng ($HSI) up 138 points, or 0.88% at 15,880 Link ... Session Low/High has been 15,877/15,894

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 10:12:13 PM

Hang Seng ($HSI) not yet open for trade Link

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 10:07:50 PM

Nikkei-225 ($NIKK) up 165 points, or 1.11% at 15,051 Link ... Session Low/High has been 14,976/15,065

OI Technical Staff : 6/28/2006 9:59:59 PM

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Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 9:37:28 PM

YM 60-minute interval chart at this Link

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 9:30:02 PM

YM 15-minute interval chart with recent up/down trends at this Link

"Cheater's Trend(s)" are trends a trader will draw after initial trend (however steep) was broken.

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 8:53:50 PM

YM Pivot Matrix for Thursday at this Link

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 8:28:34 PM

Index Pivot Matrix for Thursday at this Link

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 8:14:28 PM

NYSE Group (NYX) Link (CNBC "Dice Roll" discussion)

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 7:36:49 PM

Trader's/Investor's PnF Technique ... Challenge your trade!

Here's a ONEQ chart where in a "bear confirmed" market, I changed my scaling to percentage and started at 1.0% box size and went down to 0.5%. 0.80% would be the most bearish scale without a false "buy signal" Link (other than the conventional $1 box chart of course).

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 7:05:54 PM

Fidelity NASDAQ Comp. Tracker (ONEQ) $82.93 +0.52% Link

Fact Sheet for ONEQ Link

NASDAQ Comp Bullish % (BPCOMPQ) still "bear confirmed" at 40.47% Link

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 6:54:11 PM

Current OPEN MM Profiles that I've made at this Link

Today's Activity

Stocks/Options

We were sing trade bullish stopped on the remaining position (100 shares for risk managed account) in Dynamic Materials (BOOM) at $30.67 ($0.00, or 0.00%) and are now NAKED the previously sold BOOM July $35 Calls (QCB-GG)

Swing traded short 1/2 position in shares of Continental Airlines (CAL) at the bid of $26.62. Stop currently $28.25, targeting $22.00

Swing trade put two (2) of the Continental Airline CAL Sep $30 Puts (CAL-UF) at the offer of $4.90. Stop $28.25 on the underlying shares, target $20.00.

YM Futures

I did not profile a YM trade today.

Note: At 02:44:23 PM EDT I did post this table Link for updated Init. Stops and Init. Targets

Tab Gilles : 6/28/2006 6:24:15 PM

NASI Nasdaq Summation/$COMPQ Link Link

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 6:01:26 PM

Closing Internals found at this Link

SPX NH/NL finished at 5:20

Tab Gilles : 6/28/2006 5:31:52 PM

$BPDISC & XLY The Consumer Discretionary sector looks attractive currently, via the XLY etf. Link

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 5:06:22 PM

Closing U.S. Market Watch found at this Link

August Crude Oil settled up $0.27, or +0.38% at $72.19

August Nat. Gas (ng06q) settled down $0.152, or -2.41% at $6.160 and just below Monday's '06 relative low settlement of $6.169.

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 4:36:05 PM

Adobe Systems (ADBE) $30.09 +0.50% Link ... $30.11 extended.

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 4:35:10 PM

Microsoft (MSFT) $23.16 +1.31% Link ... inches higher at $23.16.

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 4:33:21 PM

Corel (CREL) $11.75 +4.53% Link ... Earnings Release Link

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 4:28:21 PM

Walt Disney Co. (DIS) $29.38 -0.10% ... jumps to $29.60 extended after company said independent Disney Director and former Procter & Gamble (PG) Chairman John E. Pepper, Jr., will succeed Senator George J. Mitchell.

Mr. Mitchell has served as Disney's Chairman since March, 2004.

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 4:22:03 PM

Anadarko Looking To Divest Canadian Unit

DJ - Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC) after Wednesday's closing bell said it plans to sell its Canadian unit as part of a refocusing effort related to its agreement to acquire Kerr-McGee Corp. (KMG) and Western Gas Resources Inc. (WGR) for $21 billion.

Anadarko said multiple parties are interested in buying the unit.

The sale's proceeds would be used to retire debt associated with the Kerr-McGee and Western Gas acquisitions.

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 4:09:15 PM

Buy Program Premium ... SPY 124.72 : YM 11,056

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 4:09:00 PM

Tomorrow's economic reports include:

8:30a.m. Initial Jobless Claims For June 25 Wk. Consensus: +2K. Previous: +11K.

8:30a.m. First-Quarter Final GDP. Consensus: +5.6%. Previous: +5.3%.

8:30a.m. May Conference Board Help-Wanted Index. Previous: 35.

2:15p.m. Interest rate decision expected.

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 3:56:02 PM

Google Setting Up Operations In the Middle East

DJ - Google Inc. (GOOG) $405.70 +0.83% Link is setting up operations in Cairo, which will be the Internet giant's hub for the Arabic-speaking Middle East and helpmate in setting strategy for serving and expanding the market.

The Cairo office's mission is to lay the ground work for the future: to advise on Arabic product development, find ways to increase Arabic content on the Internet and boost high-speed Internet access adoption in the area.

Google chose Egypt as its first outpost in the Arab world because it's the most populous country in the region, with 78 million people and 5.2 million Internet users. Today, the Cairo office is a home office for one, headed by Sherif R. Iskander, a computer engineer who joined Google at the beginning of this year and previously led Egypt and Levant operations for EMC Corp. (EMC) and Sun Microsystems Inc. (SUNW). He is now looking for office space and to two product-marketing managers.

The region, which stretches from Morocco to the Levant to the Gulf, is home to some 300 million people, of which about 23 million have Internet access today, about the same number as Italy. While income disparities are extreme in this region, which is characterized by both poverty and oil wealth, broadband prices have been falling and are now typically affordable for the middle class. Google estimates 50 million people in the region will be online by 2009.

The potential market is large when you look at it as a region tied together by Arabic, the sixth most-used language in the world, Iskander says. Indeed, the market includes about 25 million Arab ex-patriots who live mainly in North America, South America and Australia.

While Internet penetration is low in the Middle East, heavy media consumption and its large population of young people present opportunities, he says. "It is in many ways a virgin market. There is a lot of room for growth."

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 3:47:36 PM

Argentina Central Bank Halts Peso Slide; Bond Recover

DJ - The Argentine peso recovered slightly Wednesday as the central bank sold dollars early to halt a three-session slide that had pushed the peso to a three-year-low against the dollar.

Meanwhile, locally traded bonds rebounded, although volumes remained depressed as investors await the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest interest rate decision on Thursday

The peso closed at ARS3.0900 against the dollar, slightly stronger than Tuesday's close at ARS3.0925.

"It appears that the central bank sold dollars early, setting a floor for the peso," said Gustavo Quintana, a trader with local Lopez Leon Brokers.

The peso on Tuesday inched to its weakest point since March 2003 as the central bank bought $24.5 million in the open market. Official data on Wednesday's intervention will be available later in the day.

Volumes were down by some $100 million on the day to around $230 million, Quintana said.

The peso's three-year low has raised little concern as most analysts continue to believe that the local currency would quickly gain on the dollar if the central bank stopped buying dollars.

The central bank has been habitually buying dollars over the past several years to build reserves and maintain a weaker peso that benefits Argentine exporters.

In the local bond market, prices were rebounding after suffering sharp losses on Tuesday. Among gainers, the restructured Discount bond in pesos was recently quoted at ARS112.50, up from ARS111.80, while the Par in pesos was at ARS43.25, up from ARS42.80.

"There was very little activity," said one trader. "It's expected that the Fed will raise interest rates. What investors are waiting for is the wording of the comment."

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 3:18:02 PM

SPX NH/NL 4:18

Yesteray's final tally was 6:23

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 3:14:16 PM

03:00 Internals found at this Link

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 3:02:55 PM

03:00 Market Watch found at this Link

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 2:56:56 PM

Current OPEN MM Profiles that I've made at this Link ... Chronological order by date of profile for OPEN position.

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 2:44:23 PM

Current OPEN MM Profiles with stops and targets at this Link

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 2:37:53 PM

Swing trade now NAKED Call establish stop alert for the one (1) Dynamic Materials BOOM Jul $35 Call (QCB-GG) at $34.30 in the underlying shares.

Tab Gilles : 6/28/2006 2:13:54 PM

EIA Weekly Report Link

Tab Gilles : 6/28/2006 2:11:44 PM

Murphy Oil (MUR) $52.58 +$0.86 Link Link

Tab Gilles : 6/28/2006 2:08:09 PM

$NALOW daily and weekly Link Link Link Link

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 2:06:52 PM

Brunswick (BC) shares set 52-week low of $32.10
Emulex (ELX) shares set 52-week low of $15.58
Williams-sonoma (WSM) shares set 52-week low of $33.67
St. Jude (STJ) medical sets 52-week low of $31.22

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 2:04:41 PM

Omi corp. (OMM) sets 52-week high of $21.70
Southern union (SUG) shares set 52-week high of $26.99
DSW inc. (DSW) Sets 52-week high of $35.50
Gerber scientific (GRB) shares set 52-week high of $12.98
Kroger 9KR) shares set 52-week high of $21.09

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 2:01:04 PM

Tel offshore shares (TELOZ) top NAZ percentage decliners list shares down 23.3% to $7.06 volume 139,314 vs daily average 12,600
* Says it won't pay q2 distribution
* q2 gas revs $23,169 vs. Q1 total $560,132
* q2 crude oil revs fall 4% sequentially
* doesn't expect distributions for rest of 2006
* says it may not pay distribution in 2007 either

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 1:57:53 PM

H.B. fuller co. (FUL) Shares top NYSE percentage decliners list off 15.3% to $40.56. I cannot find the news on it.

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 1:29:22 PM

One more thing on the INTC Chart, the gold 50EMA seems to be resistance and has not been able to close above the MA since May 8th.

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 1:26:05 PM

INTC may be the DOW leader today but this chart is not bullish - yet but it also has potential. On the bullish side I see a reverse H&S forming, the 20EMA (magenta) has proven to be support and the jtHMA is green.

On the bears side I think the weakness in the whole market is of utmost importance. Technically I see that this market has not even retraced to the 38.2% fib level, has not even challenged the downward trendline from January and it has a lot of resistance to burn through. I just don't think it will make it. Link

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 1:24:27 PM

Dateline CNN Israeli warplanes flew over the home of Syrian President Bashar Assad, Israeli officials said. The move apparently is aimed at pressuring the Syrian leader to help get a captured Israeli soldier released.

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 1:16:42 PM

INTC leads DOW percentage gainers shares up 2.4% to $18.48

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 1:16:01 PM

J. CREW SHARES MOST ACTIVE ON NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
J.CREW SHARES GAIN 24.4% TO $24.88 IN MARKET DEBUT

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 1:15:12 PM

01:00 Internals found at this Link

Tuesday's Internals found at this Link

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 1:15:08 PM

* NYSE volume 766.94m shares
* NYSE has 13 issues reaching 52-week highs
* NYSE has 157 issues setting 52-week lows
* NYSE has 1,561 advancers vs 1,554 decliners; 157 issues unch
* NASDAQ has 17 issues reaching 52-week highs
* NYSE has 125 issues setting 52-week lows
* NASDAQ volume 883.5m
* NASDAQ has 1,141 gainers vs 1,738 loses; 153 issues unch


Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 1:09:23 PM

NYSE MOST ACTIVE STOCKS: JCG CHK NT EMC TXN

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 1:03:02 PM

01:00 Market Watch found at this Link

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 12:58:40 PM

Contl. Airlines (CAL) My bar chart with retracement tied to h/s top pattern at this Link

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 12:41:44 PM

Current OPEN MM Profiles that I've made at this Link

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 12:26:59 PM

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) $51.80 -3.26% ... I need to make a correction to comments made regarding "quiet period" into earnings. I thought earnings were set to be released today, but they are to be released on Wednesday, July 26 Link

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 12:21:00 PM

EIA Weekly Diesel, Jet Fuel, 15-500 Sulfur and >500 Sulfur Inventory Table found at this Link

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 12:09:02 PM

EIA Weekly Gross Inputs, Refinery Op. Capacity, Pct. Util. of Op. Capacity Table found at this Link

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 12:01:24 PM

August 2006 Housing Futures (benchmark) at this Link

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 11:54:44 AM

May 2007 Housing Futures (benchmark) at this Link

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 11:41:20 AM

UPS (UPS) AWARDED 3-YEAR CONTRACT FROM U.S. POSTAL SERVICE

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 11:32:15 AM

11:00 Internals found at this Link

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 11:20:36 AM

REPLIDYNE IPO RISES TO $10.15, ABOVE $10 PRICE

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 11:20:14 AM

REPLIDYNE INC. (RDYN) IPO OPENS AT $10

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 11:19:51 AM

Swing trade put alert let's buy two (2) of the Continental Airlines CAL Sep $30 Puts (CAL-UF) at the offer of $4.90.

CAL $26.44

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 11:02:51 AM

11:00 Market Watch found at this Link

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 10:57:54 AM

VIX breaks to new daily highs and pierces its PDH.

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 10:55:52 AM

PGT INC. (PGTI) IPO OPENs AT $14.50

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 10:50:58 AM

CAL has a "nasty" looking h/s top pattern to it Link

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 10:49:37 AM

Disclosure: I currently hold short position in CAL

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 10:49:23 AM

Swing trade short 1/2 position in Contl. Airlines (CAL) $26.62 -2.31% here, stop $28.25, target $22.00.

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 10:39:44 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of J. Crew Group Inc., the New York-based preppy clothing retailer, took off in their trading debut Wednesday morning, pleasing investors who participated in the initial public offering.

J. Crew shares, which trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "JCG," opened at $25.01 per share, with 6.345 million shares traded. That was up 25 percent from the offering price of $20 set late Tuesday.

In an earlier regulatory filing, J. Crew said it had expected to sell the 18.8 million shares at an estimated range of $15 to $17 each. With the strong price, the company will receive net proceeds of $351.6 million and will use the money to redeem its preferred stock. It's the biggest retail IPO, excluding restaurants, in several years.

The timing of the public offering of J. Crew isn't exactly the best given worries about a consumer spending slowdown. But it appears that investors are focusing on one tangible amid the uncertainty: Millard Drexler, the company's CEO, known as the fashion industry's merchant guru.

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 10:38:27 AM

EIA Weekly Crude Oil, Gasoline, Distillate Inventory Table found at this Link

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 10:35:18 AM

OMNITURE IPO FALLS TO $6.19 A SHARE

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 10:35:00 AM

OMNITURE (OMTR) OPENS AT $6.50 A SHARE, FLAT WITH IPO PRICE

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 10:34:12 AM

NYSE MOST ACTIVE STOCKS: JCG CHK EMC TXN NOK

NASDAQ MOST ACTIVE STOCKS: QQQQ MSFT INTC MRVL AAPL

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 10:33:34 AM

*Penford (PENX) shares jump 14.6% to $16.31 on plans to invest $42m in ethanol production
*PENX expects to add 40m gallon capacity at Iowa plant; sees plant producing ethanol by end of 2007

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 10:32:18 AM

* CRUDE SUPPLY DOWN 3.4 MLN BRLS LAST WK: ENERGY DEPT.
* DISTILLATE SUPPLY UP 1.8 MLN BRLS: ENERGY DEPT.
* GASOLINE SUPPLY DOWN 1 MLN BRLS: ENERGY DEPT.
* AUGUST CRUDE LAST UP 58 CENTS AT $72.50 AFTER $72.05 LOW

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 10:29:11 AM

EIA Weekly Crude Oil, Gasoline, Distillate Inventory Preview Table assuming no net change at this Link

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 10:28:49 AM

BOA cuts Meritage (MTH) homes price target to $39 from $48
BOA cuts Pulte homes (PHM) price target to $26 from $32
BOA cuts NVR inc. (NVR) Price target to $400 from $500
BOA cuts Ryland group (RYL) price target to $39 from $47

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 10:23:26 AM

Bullish swing trade stopped alert for Dynamic Materials (BOOM) at $30.67.

Will now hold previously sold call as NAKED.

Jeff Bailey : 6/28/2006 10:22:27 AM

10:20 Market Watch found at this Link

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 10:01:02 AM

J. CREW IPO (JCG) TRADES AT $25.20

VOLUME NEARS 6 MLN SHRS

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 9:55:42 AM

IPO Report: J. Crew prices above range, leads busy IPO week

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 9:55:25 AM

NASDAQ ADVANCERS OUTNUMBER DECLINERS 14 TO 9

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 9:43:17 AM

NYSE ADVANCERS OUTNUMBER DECLINERS 18 TO 7

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 9:37:06 AM

ENMD jumps on FDA orphan drug status for a brain tumor drug.

BMET gains after topping Q4 sales estimate and meeting EPS forecasts.

CMVT rises after receiving continued Nasdaq listing.

IDNX edges up on a $3.3 million deal.

FONR rises on a second order from Tilton Dynamic Imaging.

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 9:35:48 AM

CAG dips after just missing Q4 sales estimates although it edges out EPS forecasts.

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 9:35:32 AM

NKE stays lower after missing Q4 EPS expectations late Tuesday.

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 9:35:19 AM

CAKE holds to a new 52-week low made late Tuesday when it forecasted Q2 comparable store sales to be flat.

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 9:35:00 AM

AMCC drops after it said late Tuesday it received a U.S. attorney subpoena over stock options.

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 9:34:22 AM

RMBS trades sharply lower levels after it said late Tuesday it may need to restate some financials due to stock options.

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 8:46:21 AM

I have never followed Gold this closely before and did not realize how nicely it trades technically. I see the swing high from last Feb. is still holding and is now the bottom of the bear flag. I guess we all know where the line in the sand is for this market. Link

Jane Fox : 6/28/2006 8:35:48 AM

Good Morning All. The Fed begins a two-day meeting today to decide whether to boost the target on the fed-funds rate for the 17th straight time. Policy makers are widely expected to raise the rate by a quarter-percentage point to 5.25% and will issue their decision on Thursday. Some market watchers have even speculated that rate setters may opt for a half-point increase to squash inflation.

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