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Apr. 4, 2004

 

Nikkei:      11,815.95

*April low:   7,603.76

 

*- See March 31 & May 3, 2003 reports, along with April 10, 2003 ROBtv interview (5 min.) on homepage.

 

*The following is a brief update in conjunction with previous comments. However, if prior reports do not clarify any aspect of market consideration, please feel free to email or call regarding any question(s).

 

JAPAN:

 

The two-paragraph December update (http://www.sidklein.com/comments/Dec%209%202003%20update.doc) correctly identified that the forecasted seasonal November/December lows for Japanese stocks had been seen and that many on the “secondary list” would erupt imminently. Before the calendar first quarter’s powerful gains, the model portfolio had completed its 2002 – 2003 year in early October with a gain of 80%.

 

An example of the post-November strength can be found in the recent performance of stocks, most of which had not been in the prior year’s model portfolio. Favourite selections returned 12% ex-currency in March. Of course, as often pointed out in the past, for regulatory reasons, this letter does not discuss individual names.

 

NIKKEI – DOW RATIO:

 

This spread has jumped about 13% and the significance to domestic Japanese stocks is actually understated by this statistic.

 

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NEW YORK*:

 

Everything is unfolding exactly as forecast since Oct. 5, 2002. As has been custom for over 15 years, much is written leading up to an event. After that, if correct, there really shouldn’t be that much to say.

 

GOLD, DOLLAR*:

 

“Gold and the currencies are unfolding their respective destinies as forecast in these pages…”

 

The above appeared in the February 24 issue of SKC. Very simply, regarding gold and the Yen, one may review recent letters along with updated charts and find significant resemblance. Therefore, there is no change in market views here either.

 

The next regularly scheduled commentary is set for the first weekend of May.

 

 

 

Sid Klein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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