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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Early Indicator: Stock Market Futures Check August 4, 2009

The stock market futures are currently in the red after another nice rally on Wall Street.

The current DOW futures are down 39 points, S&P futures down 4.40 points, and NASDAQ 100 futures lower by 6.50 points.

Can positive earnings keep this rally going? I have been getting very conservative in the last week, and it seems the market is getting tired. I would expect a slight pull back soon. One way I have been getting protective is by purchasing slightly in the money calls on double and triple leveraged bear ETF's. I have been using the ProShares UltraShort S&P500 (ETF) (NYSE:SDS), ProShares UltraShort Financials (ETF) (NYSE:SKF), Direxion Daily Large Cp Bear 3X Shs(ETF) (NYSE:BGZ), and Direxion Daily Finan. Bear 3X Shs(ETF) (NYSE:FAZ). I don't like holding the actual shares, as during longer trends they are sure to decay. Sphere: Related Content

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