by TraderStef of CrushTheStreet
The Walmart stock chart looks interesting, but let’s address those naked zombies first.
An article caught my attention today while surfing the financial landscape. It was about a person who decided to stroll through his local Walmart store butt naked. It dawned on me that this is not the first time such a bizarre human escapade crossed my screen regarding “Walmart people.” Googling confirmed my suspicion. I mean, why not Big Lots, BJ’s, Home Depot, Kmart, Lowes, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Sears, Target, Mall of America, or the zillions of neighborhood delis across the nation. I did not want to spend a complete afternoon reading about these quacks, and I am certain that a more thorough investigation would produce a lot more evidence.
A quick look-see produced the following results from the last 7 years:
Man posts nude pics of himself at Walmart in Toledo, OH… “Authorities say Kunkel printed 58 copies of a picture of himself wearing nylons, high heels and a pink T-shirt that barely covered his navel. Additionally, police say his genitals were exposed. Investigators believe Kunkel put the photos on at least six cars at Walmart and dropped off three more in store’s cosmetics department. Police say they arrested Kunkel after he posted four more naked pictures of himself and picked up some items from Walmart’s lingerie department.” – WTOC11, 2011
Naked man arrested at Walmart in Covington, GA… “A Covington Police officer noticed a vehicle parked outside of the garden center of the store during afterhours… All four windows of the car were down and the officer noticed a man sitting in the passenger seat of the vehicle. When the officer approached the vehicle from the driver’s side he found that the driver was naked. The officer asked him what he was doing and he reportedly said ‘nothing, I’m enjoying the cool night air.’” – Covington News, Jun. 2011
Man accused of nude Walmart run in Coos Bay, OR… “A man was charged with indecent exposure after allegedly running into Walmart naked while screaming and masturbating… He was arrested and transported to Coos County jail, where he was cited and released.” – The World, Jan. 2012
300-Pound Man Arrested After Stripping, Walking Into Walmart Naked in Whiteland Township, PA… “Surveillance video from outside the Walmart shows the suspect begin to take his clothes off in the parking lot as he approached the store… He entered the store totally naked and approached the customer service counter where he stole a pair of socks and put them on his feet… When officers arrived, Taylor refused to comply with their commands and a Taser had to be used to take him into custody.” – CBS Philly, Feb. 2012
The next two are interesting, as they occurred only 60 miles apart within two weeks:
Naked man shocks Turkey Hill Walmart employees in Palmyra, PA… “Police are looking for a man who walked into a Turkey Hill store in Palmyra wearing only a ski mask… He is described as a white male, approximately 50 years of age, heavy set, 6 feet in height. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.” – FOX43, Apr. 2013
Naked woman causes disturbance at Walmart in Shippensburg, PA… “Jessica of Shippensburg, is accused of damaging items while she walked through the store naked. She also yelled at employees while she strolled through the aisles… She is charged with indecent exposure, open lewdness, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.” – FOX43, Apr. 2013
Man accused of walking around Walmart naked in Tega Cay, SC… “Man arrested after strolling through a Walmart in the middle of the night wearing only black sneakers… he said that he had purchased Meth believing it was Ecstasy and that it really made him crazy.” – DailyMail, Apr. 2014
Police subdue, arrest naked man at Walmart in Roanoke Rapids, NC… “He was reportedly harassing female employees and grabbed one around the waist… Strickland spotted him near the pharmacy and a chase ensued… He was charged with one count of misdemeanor sexual battery, one count of indecent exposure and two counts of resisting arrest… It was unclear why he was in the store naked.” – rrspin, Oct. 2015
Pike Country KY Walmart Streaker Says He Has No Regrets… “The Pike County man who was arrested after going into a local Walmart stripping naked, pouring milk on himself, and then screaming that he was on fire, said he did it to a become a ‘You Tube sensation.’” – WSAZ3, Jun. 2015
Man on LSD stabs 3 people, walks naked through Walmart in Athens, GA – Mlive, Apr. 2017
Naked man wearing only shoes walking through an Arizona Walmart… “Besides not wearing any clothes, he was also wearing dark blue eye makeup and lips along with glitter on his face… Police reportedly charged him with indecent exposure, public sexual indecency, disorderly conduct and possession of methamphetamine.” – DailyMail, Jul. 2017
Drunken naked man arrested at Walmart after riding shopping cart in West Palm Beach, FL… “Police received numerous calls from the Walmart along 45th Street of an intoxicated naked man running around the parking lot. When the responding officer arrived, he observed the man riding on a Walmart shopping cart naked. According to a WPBPD arrest report, this kind of behavior is typical for the suspect.” – CBS12, Aug. 2017
Man accused of streaking through Walmart in Mount Airy, NC… “He was spotted in the Rockford Street store nude. The only adornment was a Subway cup containing beer… We got information that the subject left in a vehicle, which later was located on Rockford Street, and that is where the arrest was made. No explanation has surfaced as to why he was in the store nude… ‘It’s unusual,’ said the police captain, a 17-year law enforcement veteran.” – Mount Airy News, Aug. 2017
Woman found running naked through Walmart in Bryan, TX… “Police say when they arrived; a crowd had gathered around a woman who was naked and running through the aisles of the store. Witnesses said the woman was screaming as she was running. Police were able to detain the woman until medics arrived. She was transported to a local hospital where she was evaluated.” – KWTX10, Jan. 2018
Man running through Walmart naked gets taken down and carried by police in Alabama – ALT101.7, Feb. 2018
Naked man at Walmart charged in residential burglary in Louisville, KY… “According to a police report, officers responded to a woman’s home in Okolona Monday morning on a report of a break-in in progress. The victim told police an unknown man entered her home through the back door and that he ran from the home wearing only a blanket. A short time later, officers received a call about a naked man at the Walmart at 11901 Standiford Plaza who matched the description of the burglar.” – WSMV4, Mar. 2018
Naked Man Casually Strolls Through NH Walmart (Video)… “Officers took the man into protective custody and he was brought to Lakes Region General Hospital for an evaluation because they thought he may have used drugs. Police don’t know how he got to the store but they don’t expect to file charges. We don’t know where he left his clothes, but we hope he eventually found them or some new ones.” – NH1, Jul. 2018
Naked man on crystal meth bites 28 people in a Walmart Store in Cleveland, OH… “A naked man caused quite a commotion in a Walmart supercenter this morning when he randomly bit dozens of customers while barking and screaming. He was running around naked like a maniac. He was drooling a lot and biting people. He looked like a rabid animal.” – World News Daily, Jul. 2018
A few of the above stories are related to drug use, but a common denominator of external origin remains elusive. This brings me to an esoteric piece of information I read over 20 years ago:
“…The reason why some minds are fragmenting and manifesting the Terminal Madness of the Endtime is because on the spiritual level they are aware of this sorting out of consciousness and of their failure. This possibility, if they have denied the spiritual aspect, does not fit into their restrictive mental paradigm and hence, their minds cannot cope and they are going crazy. In other words, having denied the possibility of this judgment, of this sorting out, of this finality, of this call to account for their actions, in spite of countless warnings, they cannot now realign their minds with a greater reality, and they crack with the pressure.
This concept of which I am now writing is not metaphysical, or of personally religious polemic, or of hypothetically theosophical, or philosophical ideologies. It is the information manifestation and very process of the greater reality, which exists beyond the virtual reality of this plane, and the real process, which is destroying the virtual reality of this universe, which has been a fraudulent and counterfeit creation. It is minds that cannot accommodate these concepts, which are forced upon them by the ensuing reality, who are going crazy. And their sense of foreboding, of doom, is a realistic and accurate reflection of their failure, and the fact that they will shortly exist no more. There is no simpler or clearer way I can say this. All have had infinite chances throughout their existence to avoid such a fate. Those who have failed have done so by embracing the essence of evil which has created this mess…” – Terminal Madness of the Endtime (Video), Dr. J.S. Chiappalone, MD
Why is Walmart a disproportionate target? I honestly have no idea and do not plan to spend any more of my valuable time left on this Earth figuring it out because it will likely not be politically correct and in general, it is freaking meowt anyway. You never know what you are going to see when taking a trip to Walmart. What does technical analysis say about the Walmart stock chart?
$WMT weekly chart as of the Jul. 13, 2018 close…
Since Jan. 2018, the price has collapsed 26% from a $109.97 high to a low of $81.75 in May.
The 23.6% Fibonacci retracement level at $88.41 was an area of resistance before reaching the low and was an area of resistance going back to early 2015. Price action put in a solid outside reversal candle to the upside this week and closed at $87.70 above all the Exponential Moving Averages (EMAs). The second of two trendlines appears to be in the rearview mirror, with solid price performance since mid-June. In the studies department, Momentum (MOM), CCI, and StochRSI are clearly on the upswing. The DMI-ADX is just beginning to cross over to the positive, and volumes are relatively healthy. If the overhead 23.6% Fibonacci level is decisively breached and news flow remains positive, a near-term rally could take hold.
I suggest remaining neutral on this chart until the $88.50 area is taken out on decisive daily volume before considering any upside positions.
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