Chart Review: Bottom in Jeopardy for Goldman Sachs

In late October, I claimed that Goldman Sachs (GS) had finally found a bottom after two years of mostly declining prices. It has been all downhill for GS ever since. The chart below shows the signals I used to decide GS had finally printed a bottom. Note that on November 9, GS sliced cleanly and … Read more

Chart Review: Goldman Sachs Finally Bottoms

Goldman Sachs (GS) is the company everyone loves to hate. This sentiment makes a potential bottom in the stock, potentially explosive. Since mid-September, buying volume in GS has significantly dominated selling volume. In the past 2 days, GS has gained 16%, producing a very strong breakout above the downtrend formed by a declining 50DMA. I … Read more

T2107 Flashes A Major Bearish Warning

On May 15, 2006, I wrote a piece called “Evidence of A Tiring Bull.” I used T2107, the percentage of stocks trading above their 200-day moving averages (DMAs), to make the strong claim that the three-year old bull market was nearing an end. T2107 had been in decline for two years, and I projected the … Read more

links for 2011-05-31

Germany to scrap nuclear power by 2022 – Sky News Germany on Monday became the first major industrialised power to agree an end to nuclear power in the wake of the disaster in Japan, with a phase-out to be completed by 2022. Chancellor Angela Merkel said the decision, hammered out by her centre-right coalition overnight, … Read more

Greek Debt and Mortgage Fraud Keep Deutsche Bank In A Downtrend

(This is an excerpt from an article I published on Seeking Alpha. Click here to read the entire piece.) It has been a while since I last looked at Deutsche Bank (DB). At that time, I was focused on a pairs trade strategy versus Goldman Sachs (GS). So when I noted last week that GS … Read more

Goldman Sachs at Two Year Lows….vs the S&P 500

Every now and then, I check in on the chart of Goldman Sachs (GS) as a potential indicator of the underlying health of the stock market. This year, I have been consistently surprised at Goldman’s persistent relative weakness compared to the general market. After recently refreshing my chart of the S&P 500 price in gold, … Read more

Goldman Sachs Vs. Deutsche Bank Redux

In the wake of the SEC’s charges of fraud against Goldman Sachs (GS), I recommended trying a pairs trade going short GS and long Deutsche Bank (DB). I was betting that either the SEC charges would blow over and DB would rebound sharply, or the gravity of the charges would intensify and GS would sell-off … Read more

Goldman Sachs Bounces Off Its July Lows

On Friday, CNBC’s Fast Money asked the question “Has Goldman Bottomed Out?” The answer to these kinds of questions is always a “maybe” or a more resolute “perhaps/perhaps not” but I was a bit amused at the reasoning provided for guessing that Goldman Sachs (GS) has reached a bottom: It acted well on Wednesday by … Read more

Adjustment to Goldman Sachs Vs. Deutsche Bank Pairs Trade

Earlier this week, I suggested setting up a pairs trade between Goldman Sachs (GS) and Deutsche Bank Ag (DB) to take advantage of an apparent growing divergence in performance between the two financial giants. My main recommendation rested on a put spread for GS and a call spread for DB. After thinking about the structure … Read more