by Rick Ackerman, Rick Ackerman.com:
Today’s list of trading “touts” includes tracking guidance for three new positions initiated yesterday. First was a short in the Diamonds (DIA) based on a 155.30 rally target that had been posted on May 8, when the DJIA itself was trading 600 points lower. Our ‘Hidden Pivot’ caught yesterday’s high within 16 cents, just in time to enjoy a subsequent 2% plunge to 152.40. The equivalent reversal in the Dow Industrials, which had risen sharply while Bernanke blathered away on Capitol Hill, amounted to 242 points, or 1.4%. In Johnson & Johnson, although we’d backed away from a short recommendation a while back, giving wide berth to the institutional lunatics who have binged on the stock since December, an 89.46 target was good enough to position subscribers within 53 cents of the 89.99 top. JNJ subsequently reversed down to 88.20, finishing the day at 88.43 on a weak bounce. Finally, subscribers reported buying GLD August 160 calls for 0.21, a penny off the intraday low, based on a 131.83 correction target. The target had been aired intraday in the chat room in response to a timely query.
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