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Monthly Archives: December 2009

Happy New Year!! December 09 Month Wrap! GOOG, MA, MOS, AMZN, AAPL, FSLR

Happy New Year!  Well, it’s been quite a year. Our published trades have brought profits just about every month of the year, besides Oct 09, which we gave back some gains late in the month to close about even. We’ll strive for a even better year in 2010.  Here are the closed trades for December 2009 [...]

Market Takes A Breather: MA, V, ICE, CME, CF, CLF, APA

Well, it’s nearly the end of the year, with only 2 trading days left (Friday is the 1st and it’s a market holiday).  The volume was light and the market took a breather, which was discussed in my Market Forecast this weekend.  Not much new development besides pockets of strength here and there.  On Monday, [...]

Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, UUP, GLD, XLF, XLE, MA, V, ICE, CME, STT, PNC, BLK

Last weekend, in my Market Forecast, I wrote: "For the new week, we’ll pay attention to the GDP and retail reports on Tuesday.  Nasdaq looks really strong.  Its daily upper BB has opened up.  Normally, I’d say that Nasdaq is setting up for a breakout.  But, with this "undecided" market environment, we’ll have to wait [...]

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! GOOG, AMZN, APA

It’s been a very nice week as the market breaks higher.  We’re 100% green on the closed trades, yet again (trades above +50% gain are highlighted): December 24, 2009 08:14 | HappyTrading GOOG ($617.50) Sold to Close GOPAA Jan 600 calls, at $24.00 +61% 07:27 | HappyTrading GOOG ($615.80) Sold to Close GOPAA Jan 600 [...]

Internet Stocks Jump! CNX, BTU, APA, WLT, PCLN, AMZN, YHOO, EBAY, GOOG

This morning, crude inventories came in lower than expected.  New home sales was down, but personal spending and salary rose.  These were enough to keep investors’ jovial holiday spirit.  Energies, coals, and steels (all mentioned yesterday) continued to rise:  CNX+4.94%, BTU +2.58%, APA +0.87%, WLT +1.31%. Internet stocks were hot today.  PCLN recorded a new 52-week [...]

Coals And Steels Lead The Market Higher! SPX, Nasdaq, BBBY, CNX, BTU, ACI, MEE, X, NUE, AKS, WLT, POT, MOS, XOM, XTO

This morning, a +7.4% jump in existing home sales gave investors something to cheer about!  All top 10 holdings of XHB (S&P Homebuilders ETF) made gains: BBBY was especially strong, adding +3.48%.  Besides the homebuilders, miners were very strong, especial the coal stocks:  CNX +4.05%, BTU +3.7%, ACI +5.03%, MEE +2.38%.  Steel stocks also pushed [...]

Weekly Wrap + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, GLD, USO, UUP, XLF

Last weekend, in my Market Forecast, I said: "For the new week, we have the FOMC meeting on Wednesday.  It’ll be interesting to see how the dollar/gold trade goes ahead of the meeting.  The Fed had already indicated that it will keep the interest rates low for a while.  Since the dollar has bounced quite [...]

Earnings Painting A Prettier Picture? SPX, Nasdaq, ATI, RTI, RIMM, ORCL, NKE

The market was in a nervous mood this morning, as jobless claims unexpectedly rose.  In addition, the dollar surged and was pressuring stocks.  Two days ago, we cashed out our gains and went to mostly cash.  Yesterday, in our Trading Room, I cautioned our members after the Fed’s statement was released to not to be too [...]

Fed Day…As Expected RIG, FCX, GS, MS, FSLR

The Fed came and went Wednesday, silently into the night.  As I expected, they came out with basically the same statement as last time….certain to be bullish for stocks over the next few weeks.  Gold was on fire and clicked right out the gate, but fell some after the statement.  We could see this surge [...]

Energy Stocks Continue To Soar! SPX, Nasdaq, UPL, APA, WLT, TSL, STP, FSLR, SPWRA, OIH, RIG

The market was jittery ahead of the FOMC meeting tomorrow.  However, energy stocks still attracted buyers.  Last night, we visited many of these gainers.  Today, most of them continued to rise higher:  UPL +3.51%, APA +0.61%, WLT +1.77%.  Solar stocks were especially strong: TSL +4.29%, SPWRA +4.01%, STP +2.46%, FSLR +0.25%. FSLR barely ended in the [...]