Summer Rally – 1440?

Unemployment rate up but numbers of new jobs higher than expected. This could signal more workers trying to find jobs (optimism) hence the unemployment rate ticking up is bullish. In the oddball world of BLS numbers, with adjustments, the actual number of employed dropped this past month, but the adjusted numbers are higher; experience has shown that readjustments made next month will give a better picture than the numbers today. But for today, a bullish signal.

Technicals suggest a run up over the next few weeks above 1400, probably at least to 1440:

From the site: “Lines B, C, and D are parallel trendlines based on the lows highlighted via the green arrows. Line C intersects with Line A near 1,280, providing a possible strong level of potential support. In terms of upside, Line D says 1,425 to 1,440 remains possible.”

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Affiliation: NetService Ventures

Duncan is an advisor to NetService Ventures, where he focuses on digital media and the mobile Internet.

Previously he was at four start-ups: Xumii, a mobile social service based on a Social Addressbook; SkyPilot Networks, the performance leader of wireless mesh systems for last-mile access, where he was the founding CEO; Covad Communications (Amex: DVW, $9B market cap at the peak), the leading independent DSL access provider, where he was the founding Chairman; InterTrust Technologies ($9B market cap at the peak), the pioneer in digital rights management technologies, now owned by Sony and Philips, where he was SVP Business Development and the pitchman for the IPO.

Before these ventures, Duncan was a partner at Cambridge Venture Partners, an early-stage venture firm, and managing partner of Gemini McKenna, a joint venture between Regis McKenna's marketing firm and Gemini Consulting, the global management consulting arm of Cap Gemini.

He serves on the board or is an adviser to Aggregate Knowledge (content discovery), Livescribe (digital pen), AllVoices (citizen journalism), Xumii (mobile social addressbook), Verismo (Internet settop box), and Widevine (DRM for IPTV).

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