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Monthly Archives: April 2011

April 2011 Monthly Wrap-Up: A Very Strong Month MCP, SLV, WYNN, SOHU, DANG, YOKU, AMZN

The market was somewhat weak at the beginning of the month, but, finished the month making new highs, as strong earnings continue to pull buyers in.  We finished a very strong month, with most trades in the GR$$N.  We made a lot of trades this month and only a few ended in the minus column.  [...]

A Sample of Comments From Our Trading Room: AMZN, SOHU, MOBI, SLV, GLD

Lots of things happening on the market today with the Fed leaving interest rates unchanged.  Stocks rallied, led by the techs.  Gold and silver both rebounded after a 2-day pullback. It was a fun day today in the Trading Room for us.  I thought I’d post a sample of some comments from our Trading Room [...]

Markets Set New 2011 Highs! SPX, Nasdaq, NFLX, GOOG, AMZN, RIMM, VECO, MA, V, BRCM, BWLD

The broader market continued to show strength today, with major indices recording new 2011 highs.  Financials and energy stocks bounced a bit today and helped to push the markets higher.  GOOG was up +1.48%, or $7.77, on news of Android phones topping the smarphone sales last month.  RIMM bounced +3.29%.  MA and V were strong [...]

Market Forecat + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, USO, XME, FDN, MOO, POT, CF, EBAY, AMZN, NFLX, HES, APA, SWN, WLT, ACI, PCX, CLF, FCX

Last weekend, in my Market Forecast, I wrote:   "For the new week, it looks like the market is still range-bound.  A lot of earnings will be pouring in this week.  Some notable ones are…  The market may start out the week on the positive side, as IBM is anticipated to report strong earnings.  However, [...]

Happy Easter! Weekly Wrap-Up 4/24/2011: YOKU, SOHU, DANG, SLV

Happy Easter!  So far, earnings reports have been strong and have helped to push the markets higher.  Silver and gold continue to make new highs, closing the week with gold above $1500 and silver closing in on $47! We had another good week with most trades in the GR$$N.  We scored big on the Chinese [...]

Earnings Trump the ‘Other’ News

Wasn’t it just Monday when it seemed like the world was crumbling all around us?  After all, a negative outlook on the US economy is no laughing matter.  We all know what the consequences of default would be – catastrophic, and that is probably an understatement.  Given this new big ‘black swan’ issue among others [...]

Internet Stocks Still Strong, Especially The Chinese Ones! SPX, Nasdaq, SINA, BIDU, SOHU, DANG, YOKU, SNDA, NTES, PCLN, NFLX, MELI, IBM, INTC, JNPR, CREE, WYNN, LVS, GLD, SLV

Yesterday, SNDA shares spiked up almost +20% on the news that it filed for a new IPO of its online literature unit.  Then, the news of Renren (the Chinese equivalent of Facebook) filing for its IPO hit the street, Chinese internet stocks jumped.  SINA popped $10 yesterday, and was up another $11 intraday today, trading [...]

Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, GLD, XME, XLF, XLE, MOO, GS, CF, AGU, MOS, POT, FCX, X, NUE, STLD

Last weekend, in my Market Forecast, we discussed: "For the new week, earnings season is starting…  A piece of good news that may help the stock market is that, according to AP, "A delegation of African leaders said Sunday that their Libyan counterpart, Moammar Gadhafi, accepted their "road map" for a cease-fire with rebels, whom [...]

Weekly Wrap-Up 4/15/2011: NFLX, SPY, MCP, WYNN

As expected, the market was range-bound this week.  Surprisingly, earnings did not really affect the broader market that much, which we’ll go over in more details on Sunday when we revew the market actions in the past week.  We found winners on both sides this week.  We traded on the down side to start the [...]

Google (GOOG) Falls After Earnings: SPX, Nasdaq, GOOG, AAPL, GS, YOKU, SINA, GLD, SLV, BWLD, CMG

The market traded flat ahead of GOOG’s earnings.  GS was very weak today as it came under attack from Congress’ investigation into the causes of financial crisis of 2008.  GS shares were down $4.38.  Chinese internet stocks continued to outshine the broader market.  SINA popped to a new all-time high of $124.33 before settling to [...]