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MV Hunting Report: Gunning for a Correction

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Rain or shine, we review the day's biggest stock stories.

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Traders awoke this morning to find the S&P futures down 1% amid a global sell-off. The losses were accelerated by the New York Empire Manufacturing survey, which was down 9.41 compared to a 4.55 loss in May. Today was a trend day down: The S&P 500 closed at 923, down 2.38%.

Today's sell-off was across the board. The market was led lower by big industrials: Caterpillar (CAT), General Electric (GE), and John Deere (DE). The big tech momentum leaders were also weak, something mentioned here last week. See Google (GOOG), Apple (AAPL), Research in Motion (RIMM) and Amazon (AMZN).

Today on the Buzz and Banter, Professor Jeff Cooper gave his thoughts on the direction of the market and a possible sea change.

"While the S&P has officially turned its Weekly Swing Chart down this morning on trade below last week's low of 926. 45, checking an hourly chart of the index seen here from my evening report on Friday shows a confirmed M A top on the hourlies.


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"How was it confirmed? By a break of the 'feet' of the M. The pattern projects a move to the low 900s.

"If it plays out that way, it will be a conspicuous change in character for the short-term trend as the 2 previous weekly downturns defined low almost immediately in terms of time and price.

"Perhaps this third weekly
downturns will be a charm for Boo."

Now that the weekly swing chart has turned down, what's up next?

Tomorrow, traders will be hit with a barrage of economic data. Starting at 8:30 a.m. with the Housing Starts, Building Permits, and PPI; Capacity Utilization and Industrial Production at 9:15 a.m. Before the bell, Best Buy (BBY) will report earnings.

Tomorrow is also Turnaround Tuesday, so heads up on that front -- is it really as easy as buying overnight? Let's hope not.

On a final note, congrats to Laker Nation on last night's big championship win. It was a long time coming for those fans who stuck with the team after the Shaq/Kobe debacle.

Have a great night, Minyans!
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