Wednesday, October 28, 2009


It's World Series time. GO PHILLIES! Let's take them in 4 and revenge the 1950 World's Series!!

Market Predictions

ProForecasts for the week beginning, Sunday, October 25th, 2009 (55.7% annualized so far 2009!)

Jeff Sonnenburg, Tucson, Arizona

Collective-intelligence from the top sources

of financial market direction and stock recommendations to consider!

DISCLAIMER: The information provided herein is for information purposes only. In no way should the listing of any security here be construed as financial advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The buying and selling of securities involves risk and may not be suitable for everyone. Always consult your financial advisor.


JOYG 56.55 (for consideration July 19th at 36.81 = 19.74pts UP 53.6% in thirteen weeks = 215% annualized)

AAPL 203.94 (for consideration January 4th, 2009 at 90.75 = 113.19pts UP125% forty-one weeks = 158.2% annualized)

MSFT 28.02 (for consideration July 26th at 22.98 = 5.04pts UP 21.9% in twelve weeks = 95.0% annualized)

NFLX 54.89 (for consideration February 1st, 2009 at 36.95 = 17.94pts UP48.6% thirty-one weeks = 81.4% annualized)

C 4.46 (for consideration August 8th at 3.85 = 0.61pts UP 15.8% in eleven weeks = 74.9% annualized)

ProForecasts’ results for 2009, model portfolio from KaChing, 147.9% YTD and how ProForecasts ranks with the top results at at bottom of this email.

>>> Market Direction <<<

OVERALL MARKET DIRECTION from ProForecasts: (see disclaimer)

DJIA 10,000 to 11,000 with some consolidation probably will happen still but the market is now on it’s way up that will even increase more when holiday sales come out good. Take some profits off the table like in Apple. Don’t trade with profits! Selling into strength would be a mistake so don’t play short.

Will there be inflation or deflation seems to be a debate. I forecast there will be deflation in wages and inflation in commodities. Unemployment will stay high through the first half of 2010.

As I’ve forecast for a month or more, housing has bottomed and there will not be a better time with low prices and low rates. Remember, as always, if all the signs are there, most of the opportunity is gone.

Dollar will continue to be low for awhile yet into 2010.

WARNING: Index funds have not made money in years!

STOCKS AND INVESTMENTS from at least two top or more advisors and ProForecasts:

AAPL (again, some are suggesting that it will go to $500, hmm, it will continue up but $500 seems a bit much)

STOCKS AND INVESTMENTS from at least two top advisors:


STOCKS AND INVESTMENTS from one top advisor (It’s amazing how often they don’t agree and even suggest opposite directions for the same stock or investment):



Investors Intelligence

This week the ChartCraft measure of stock newsletter editors sentiment was little changed from last week: 49.5% bullish and 23.1% bearish. That’s another week where twice as many are optimistic that the stock market will continue to rise. A remarkable long string of weeks but so far they have been correct.

Hulbert Stock Newsletter Sentiment

The Hulbert Stock Newsletter Sentiment Index (HSNSI) which measures a subset of newsletters which try to time the market continues to be muted. For the most part the HSNSI is showing skepticism in the face of the continuing rally. The HSNSI is about as bullish as it was back in April 2009 when the S&P 500 was trading at 800 - some 280 points lower. That is to say the average market exposure recommended by market timing newsletter is only 32.3% (long) - slightly lower (by 2.3% points) than what they were recommending 6 months ago. Such an unflappably consistent skepticism in the face of a gravity defying rally hardly gives the bears much ammunition.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Well, the Phillies did it! Beat the Dodgers in 5 and now on to the World Series! Hope they can keep it up!!! Repeat World Champs would be great!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Game 3 to start soon! GO PHILLIES!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Here are some interesting facts about cheetahs:

The term “cheetah” has been derived from Sanskrit word that stands for “variegated body”.
Cheetahs rank as the fastest land animal in the world. They can run at a speed of 70 mph.
Cheetahs have large nostrils that facilitate high intake of oxygen during the fast running motion. Besides, they also have enlarged lungs and heart that help in circulating oxygen effectively.
While pursuing a chase, the respiratory rate of a cheetah goes as high as 150 breaths per minute.
While running, cheetahs make use of their tail as well, which helps them in making sharp turns. Usually, prey animals use sharp turns to escape the predator and a cheetah’s tail helps it in defeating the prey in this aspect.
Cheetahs are not successful in every hunt attempt. In fact, they have a success rate only around 50%.
In just a few strides, cheetahs can increase their speeds many times. Though they are adept in running, they lack climbing abilities.
Cheetahs are mainly guided by vision, rather than scent, during hunting.
They behave differently from other “true” big cats. Unlike the big cats, cheetahs cannot roar while inhaling. Instead, they can purr during inhalation, something that the big cats cannot do.
Cheetahs inhabit areas that have long stretch of land, which have ample presence of prey. They are more found in semi-desert, thick bush and prairie type of vegetation.
Female cheetahs catch live prey. to use them for teaching their cubs about hunting.
Cheetah cubs are very often attacked by predators. Their infant mortality is estimated to be around 75 %.
Cheetahs are more active during the day, than at night.
They are vulnerable to disease, owing to the shortage of genetic diversity in the population.
For a period of 18 months after birth, cheetahs normally do not wander out by themselves.
Cheetah cubs have an elongated gray-blue coat and black underbelly that, with the passage of time, becomes light colored and turns spotted.
Unlike other cats, cheetahs bear their spots from birth. They also have downy underlying fur on their necks, which is called mantle. Their mantle extends up to the mid-back and sheds with the growing age.
Cheetah cubs begin to grow independent of their mothers once they are between thirteen and twenty months.
King Cheetah is a rare species of cheetah that is characterized by a unique pelt pattern.
Cheetahs use their bold black lines around their muzzle to make several facial expressions. These expressions convey their mood aptly.
They quench their maximum thirst from the bodies of their prey. So, they have very less need of water.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Cheetah and the Golden Retriever

This is a great article about how a cheetah and golden retriever work together at the San Diego Zoo.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Thought this was a good article on Dr. Laurie Marker and the conservation of cheetahs.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


The Phillies won their first game against Colorado today! Hope they can do the same tomorrow. Just wish it were on later so that I could see it on TV!


Have you ever wished you could supplement your income while still working your current job? I know I have, and I don’t mean by stocking shelves at ShopRite or working at Home Depot on the weekends. I mean being able to determine your own hours and deciding how much you want to make. I think about it all the time. I have been a teacher for over 25 years. The salary isn’t keeping up with the economy, and the slogan in education seems to be, “Do more with less”. Retirement seems a long way off because 403b’s have taken a major hit and the state hasn’t funded the education pension fund in a few years.

Well, I believe my answer is, owning my own internet marketing business where I have little to no overhead, no inventory, no advertising, and no accounting responsibilities. I decide how much or how little I want to work. I know this is going to help me to retire in less than two years. I know it can help you too.

Saturday, October 3, 2009


The Phillies clinched the NL East! Hopefully they can repeat! The first 2 playoff games will be at home too! GO PHILS!