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Chart Chatter - SPX Intraday

by 6/21/2005 10:53 AM
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My alert for NYSE net ticks began to hit around 10:30 AM and the SPX responded by bouncing from its lows...

Chart Courtesy of Thomson/ILX

However, the net result was a move back to breakeven and little more....


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As usual, this table lists stocks that have at least 10 percent of their float sold short and then shows the top ten based on the previous day's gain. The last field shows how the stock is performing in today's session. This can be a useful tool for finding situations where stocks with heavy short interest have begun to move. All returns are shown in percentages.

Note - more information on short interest can be found by clicking here.

Company Yesterday's
Percent of Float
Sold Short
Neurochem Inc (NRMX) 13.2 18.9 9.34 0.11
Cyberonics, Inc. (CYBX) 12.2 17.7 44.28 -2.85
Martek Biosciences Corporation (MATK) 7.5 24.1 37.78 -2.33
FuelCell Energy, Inc. (FCEL) 6.9 14.9 10.19 -4.32
Omnicell, Inc. (OMCL) 5.7 14.4 8.14 -1.23
Travelzoo Inc (TZOO) 4.7 45.2 37.04 0.97
Global Power Equipment Group Inc. (GEG) 4.5 10.7 7.98 0.13
Inter Parfums, Inc. (IPAR) 3.7 12.5 20.48 0.34
NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NPSP) 3.7 13.3 11.84 1.60
California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. (CPKI) 3.7 11.0 28.25 -0.71

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At the Open

by 6/21/2005 9:49 AM
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The opening bell has rung and here is what I see...

The broad market indices opened lower to flat and have stabilized near the breakeven mark...semis are trying to lead the way higher, but the SMH is still remains below that resistance zone we have been tracking...oil related stocks are showing some slight stocks are also down as the HUI tests the upper edge of the support zone 195...


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Chart Chatter - Daily HUI

by 6/21/2005 9:05 AM
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Last night I promised I would check in on the chart of the Amex Gold Bugs Index (HUI)...

Created with SuperCharts by Omega Research

Last week we looked at the monthly chart, and this chart focuses on the recent action. The HUI bounced off the long-term support and has been following an aggressive short-term uptrend. The zone near 195 had capped the HUI in recent times and it has now pulled back to retest this as support. Holding at this support zone would be an encouraging sign for the short-term trend...

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Into the Open

by 6/21/2005 8:58 AM
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The action looks fairly tame as we head into the open...The S&P futures have moved higher to within a point or so of fair value. Gold is down thee points and oil is down 46 cents...


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