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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, GLD, XLE, XME, XLF, GS, C, WFC, JPM, BAC, ANR, MEE, WLT, PCX, CVX

 Subscribe via Email (FREE) There are lots of news this weekend.  Besides the latest development in Egypt, coal stocks should attract some attention in the new week.  We’ll take a look at these in our Sector Watch. Last weekend, in my Market Forecast, we discussed: "For the new week, lots more earnings reports are coming [...]

January 2011 Monthly Wrap-Up: POT, BTU, NFLX, RIMM

 Subscribe via Email (FREE) It has been a volatile month.  But, the market still ended higher for the month.  Dip-buyers had been active on pullbacks and kept the driving the market higher.  We traded on both sides this month, with mixed results, as I was perhaps too cautious on the upside.  Here are the closed [...]

Playing NFLX

As some of you may know Netflix came in and beat estimates handily Wed night.  We picked up OTM calls on the name that afternoon and cashed them out this am for the following gain (less than 24 hours): # January 27, 2011 # 06:33 | Bagger Vance NFLX ($209.00) Sold to Close NFLX FEB [...]

Dow Closes Below 12,000, Again! SPX, Nasdaq, CAT, CLF, POT, AMZN, SNDK, RVBD, OPLK, TMRK, RAX, EQIX

 Subscribe via Email (FREE) It was another volatile day on the market.  SPX oscillated within a tight range, (about 5 points) between 1295 and 1300.  The Dow continued to test the 12,000 mark, but, once again closed under.  This morning CAT reported a strong quarter and recorded a new all-time high at $97.79 before closing [...]

Market Ends Flat In Volatile Trading: SPX, Nasdaq, MMM, JNJ, AAPL, GOOG, IBM, NFLX, PCLN, BLK, X, BTU, WMS, JNPR, MIPS, YHOO

 Subscribe via Email (FREE) The market had a volatile session today.  It was weak in the morning, as MMM and JNJ missed reported disappointing earnings.  However, big cap tech stocks helped to keep the market up.  AAPL gained $3.95 to close at $341.4.  GOOG added $8.83.  IBM recorded a new all-time high at $164.35 and [...]

Weekly Wrap + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, USO, INX2, XME, XLF, AMZN, NFLX, STLD, AKS, BTU, X, AXP, BLK, HAL

 Subscribe via Email (FREE) Earnings reports were the driving forces behind the market movements last week.  Although Nasdaq gave up some grounds, as FFIV missed its earnings estimates, SPX and the Dow hardly budged.  In fact, the Dow had a winning week!  Thanks to IBM and GE!  We traded on both sides and had some [...]

+220% Gain On ISRG Trade!

It was a tough trading week for this expiration – the beginnings of earning season, a short week, low volatility, CEO news and some big tech earnings with mixed results.  However, we posted some FANTASTIC winners, with not one but TWO big gains on ISRG (I’ve put a chart for learning purposes below so you [...]

Google (GOOG) Delivers! SPX, Nasdaq, GLD, SLV, AMZN, AAPL, FCX, GOOG, ISRG

 Subscribe via Email (FREE) As discussed last night, we did see a volatile session and we also saw dip-buyers come in.  The market was weak in the morning and basically ended flat.  Gold and silver tumbled today, with gold falling below $1350/ounce and silver dropping more than 4%.  Techs were mostly on the weak side, [...]

FFIV Gets Hammered On Earnings Miss! SPX, Nasdaq, GS, AAPL, WDC, FFIV, APKT, RVBD, CRM VMW, MOS, POT, CF, AGU

 Subscribe via Email (FREE) The market opened on the weak side today, as GS reported a 53 percent decline in fourth-quarter profit.  GS fell 4.69%.  Financials were mostly down.  Agriculture stocks were under pressure as well, as Cargill decided to spin off its majority stake in MOS.  MOS lost more than 10%.  Other fertilizer stocks [...]

IBM and AAPL Deliver Strong Earnings: IBM, AAPL, ISRG, MOS, JOYG, WDC

More of the same, but of course we took advantage of some nice early moves and booked solid gains!  Again, if you’re not subscribed then you’re just missing the boat.  Here are three big winners booked from this morning: # January 18, 2011 # 10:57 | Bagger Vance ISRG ($295.00) Sold to Close ISRG FEB [...]