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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, GLD, MOO, XLE, XME, AEM, ABX, NEM, PAAS, SLW, POT, CF, MOS, AGU, APC, BP, DVN, X, CLF, ATI, RTI

 Subscribe via Email (FREE) Last weekend, in my Market Forecast, it was forecasted: "For the new week, earninings will still be important factors…  Many mining companies are recording this week, a majority of them on Tuesday.  Biotech quarterly results are also coming in.  The market can test SPX 1200 if the earnings reports continue to [...]

October – A Month to Remember!

Keeping focused on the market that is front of me and not all the noise that surrounds us has allowed me to trade with aggression and vigor this month and the results below reflect it.  The trades below were booked in October, including those MASSIVE Google wins and the late streak of big winners to [...]

October 2010 Monthly Wrap: GOOG, AMZN, GS, MOS, AKAM, VMW

 Subscribe via Email (FREE) The market managed to add on to its gains in October.  We finished a pretty good month, especially with the trades on GOOG earnings.  Notable trades include:  CF, AKAM, MOS, GOOG, AMZN, VMW, and GS: October 29, 2010 10:01 | HappyTrading CF ($124.95) Sold to Close 11C120 Nov 120 calls, at [...]

Market Stuck In A Tight Range: SPX, Nasdaq, LVS, WYNN, UTHR, V, MA, GS, AEM, ABX, FSLR, MSFT, EXPE, CSTR, DECK

 Subscribe via Email (FREE) The market has been stuck in a tight trading range for the past 2 weeks.  But, earnings are still driving individual stocks!  Last night, LVS reported a strong quarter.  Its stock jumped +8.69% today.  WYNN also benefitted from the news, up +2.4%.  Credit card stocks sold off today, although V gave [...]

Don’t Be Overly Bullish Tomorrow

Asian markets have turned red.  Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is getting a meaningful pullback.  Gold is trading lower.  We may see some techs opening higher, but, it may be time to lock in profits instead of chasing longs.  As we have talked about in the past week, there have been sellers at every attempt the [...]

Earnings, Earnings, and More Earnings! SPX, Nasdaq, WLT, X, MT, COH, MCK, SHW, BRCM, FFIV, DWA, NFLX, CMG, MOS, MIPS, IBM, BWLD, MEE, RIMM, NOV

 Subscribe via Email (FREE) The market opened down this morning, but, quickly reversed its course.  To start off, mining companies reported disappointing quarterly results, including X, MT, and WLT, which all closed in the red -3.36%, -5.4%, -1.77%, respectively.  But, strength in techs and some of the recent high-flyers was enough to offset the weakness [...]

Market Forecast + Sector Watch + Weekly Wrap: SPX, Nasdaq, GLD, MOO, INX2, XME, CF, ABX, AEM, CLF, FFIV, BRCM, FSLR, V

 Subscribe via Email (FREE) Last weekend, in my Market Forecast, I wrote, "For the new week, a lot of important earnings are coming in…  Right off the bat, C, HAL, IBM, and AAPL will report on Monday.  IBM and AAPL earnings will be very important to determine if the techs can keep the rally going.  [...]

Market Loses Big Gain: SPX, Nasdaq, NFLX, PCP, AMZN, BIDU, SNDK, CMG, RVBD

 Subscribe via Email (FREE) The market bounced strongly in the morning.  SPX almost touched 1190 during the day.  However, a quick pullback in the late morning, pushed the market all the way into the red!  Dollar popped and gold took another dive.  Late buying in the afternoon barely got the market back into the green [...]

Aggressive Dividend Trading Part 1 — Dividend Stock Behavior and the Comatose Investor

Dividend-paying stocks have a reputation of being slow, dull, and stodgy stocks, not particularly exciting prey for the active investor. After all, these are the stocks you just sit back and watch, collecting your check in the mail, right? No reason to buy and sell them at all, just buy and hold forever? Not necessarily! [...]

Market Pulls Back On Profit-taking: SPX, Nasdaq, GS, AAPL, IBM, FFIV, CRM, VMW, OXY, CREE, VECO, ISRG

 Subscribe via Email (FREE) Last week, in my evening articles, I cautioned that the market was getting toppy.  In the Trading Room last Thursday, I said, October 14, 2010 9:50 AM market could be near ready for a quick pullback… if not tomorrow, maybe next week… Today, the rise in dollar on China’s rate hike [...]