The Chinese calendar associates 2010 with the "Tiger", and underlying element of "metal"..
The Year of the Tiger is celebrated in areas with large population of Chinese ethnic: Korea, Tibet, Bhutan, Mongolia, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Japan, U.S. Australia, and Canada.
The two weeks leading up to the Chinese 2010 New Year, February 14th, were filled with parties and gift giving, similar to what is experienced in the U.S. from mid December through January 1st. Thus, from a business standpoint, this quarter is the most positive of the year for Asian corporations. Perhaps reason for BIDU's upbeat conference call and even GOOG's political divot, POTC's thinks so.
The Psychological Financial Fusion (PFF ratio) we've devised for stock and option trade alerts incorporates a great deal of common sense, which we believe is more important than solely relying on charts and or some robotic trading system.
May your 2010 be filled with happy family moments, good friends, delicious food, some drink, and more financial successes than 2009. Wishing, Capitalist Pig Bob on Facebook along with the entire Psychology of the Call team.