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The Boehner Obama One-Two Stock Market Bounce

Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2012 Nov 29, 2012 - 06:09 AM GMT

By: PhilStockWorld


Courtesy of Doug Short : The S&P 500 opened lower and fell to its intraday low, off 0.97%, shortly after 10 AM. That was when Speaker of the House John Boehner triggered a rally with another of his vague expressions of optimism about bulldozing the Fiscal Cliff. In separate remarks President Obama spoke of a deal within the next four weeks. The market responded with a pair of bounces. The index closed the day near its intraday high with a gain of 0.79%.

Here is a five-minute look at today’s action.

Here is a two-hour chart with highlights for the post-election slide, the first Boehner Bounce on November 16th and perhaps the beginnings of another optimism-driven bounce.

The S&P 500 is now up 12.11% for 2012 but 3.81% below the interim closing high of September 14th.

From a longer-term perspective, the index is 108.4% above the March 2009 closing low and 9.9% below the nominal all-time high of October 2007.

For a better sense of how these declines figure into a larger historical context, here’s a long-term view of secular bull and bear markets in the S&P Composite since 1871.

- Phil

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Philip R. Davis is a founder of Phil's Stock World (, a stock and options trading site that teaches the art of options trading to newcomers and devises advanced strategies for expert traders. Mr. Davis is a serial entrepreneur, having founded software company Accu-Title, a real estate title insurance software solution, and is also the President of the Delphi Consulting Corp., an M&A consulting firm that helps large and small companies obtain funding and close deals. He was also the founder of Accu-Search, a property data corporation that was sold to DataTrace in 2004 and Personality Plus, a precursor to Phil was a former editor of a UMass/Amherst humor magazine and it shows in his writing -- which is filled with colorful commentary along with very specific ideas on stock option purchases (Phil rarely holds actual stocks). Visit: Phil's Stock World (

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