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Co-founder & CEO of AllenWargent property advisory & buyer's agents, offices in Brisbane (Riverside) & Sydney (Martin Place) - clients include hedge funds, resi funds, & private investors.

4 x finance/investment author - 'Get a Financial Grip: a simple plan for financial freedom’ (2012) rated Top 10 finance books by Money Magazine & Dymocks.

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Thursday, 15 November 2012

Stocks being hammered as the wall of worry continues to mount

If you are trading stocks, it has to be said that the chart looks horrendous at the moment.

Here's Bloomberg on the latest shocking trade:

"U.S. stocks sank, sending the Dow (INDU) Jones Industrial Average to the lowest level since June, as concern about the budget debate and conflict in Israel wiped out an early rally. Oil jumped and Treasuries were little changed.

The Dow slid 185.23 points, or 1.5 percent, to 12,570.95 and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index tumbled 1.4 percent to 1,355.49 at 4 p.m. in New York, reversing an early gain of 0.4 percent and closing at the lowest level since July.

Oil jumped 1.1 percent as Israeli airstrikes killed a militant Hamas leader. Ten-year Treasury yields were down less than one basis point at 1.59 percent. The yen slid versus 15 of 16 major peers on speculation Japan will pursue more monetary easing.

Investors’ attention remained fixated on Washington, where lawmakers need to reach a budget agreement in order to avoid a so-called “fiscal cliff” of $607 billion in automatic tax increases and spending cuts next year. Earlier gains in stocks were led by technology shares as Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) reported better-than-estimated earnings.

“The recent wall of worry continues to mount,” Ryan Larson, the Chicago-based head of U.S. equity trading at RBC Global Asset Management (U.S.) Inc., said in an interview. His firm oversees $250 billion. “Middle East geo-political tensions, continued sovereign concerns about Greece and Spain, indecision ahead of the fast-approaching fiscal cliff and the fact that the major U.S. indices continue to trade under key technical levels are all weighing on sentiment.”