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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Happy New Year With Ecstatic Plays!! NFLX, AAPL, GOOG, GLD

Happy New Year! The market ended the year slightly lower.  But, we had a great month with our Ecstatic Plays!  Here are the trades for December: 07:31 | Ecstatic Plays GOOG ($644.70) Sold to Close 1230C640 Dec 640 calls, at $5.10 +42% 12:53 | Ecstatic Plays WYNN ($109.30) Sold to Close 1230[110 Dec 110 put, [...]

Dancing To Market’s Rhythm: SPX, Nasdaq, ONXX, GOOG, GLD, WYNN, GS, MCP, CLF, WLT, BTU

Well, just when people started to think that this market will finally rally out of the recent trading range, the market fell again.  Late yesterday, I commented in our Trading Room that this market needed a pause and consolidate… December 27, 2011 12:35 PM market need to at least consolidate a bit… Right after I [...]

Weekly Wrap-Up + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, XLE, HGX, SOXX, XLF, GS, WFC, JPM, BLK, SPG, SHW, BXP, EQR, ARE, CPT, OXY, EVEP, EOG, IOC, NOV, XOM, CVX

With the Christmas long weekend, it seems like last week was a while ago!  But, last weekend, in my Market Forecast, we discussed, "For the new week, with only 2 weeks left in trading for 2011, both SPX and Nasdaq are in the negative territory.  It is becoming less and less likely that the market [...]

Ecstatic Plays Thriving On The Volatile Environment! AAPL, GLD, NFLX, GOOG

Merry Christmas! The market has been very volatile this month, stuck in a range, which wroked out just fine for our Ecstatic Plays (TM).  I started this new services just 2 months ago to take advantage of the volatile market environment (To find out more about Ecstatic Plays, please CLICK HERE).  Ecstatic Plays has had [...]

Improving Job Market, Cheering for the Holidays? SPX, Nasdaq, AKAM, POT, MOS, CF, AKAM, CTXS, ALTR, VMW, DECK, NKE, BBBY, TIBX

This morning, GDP was revised down to 1.8% from 2.0% for Q3.  but, the jobless claims fell by 4,000 to the lowest level since April 2008.  That seemed to be enough to keep investors interested.  The market pushed higher from Tuesday’s big jump.  Some tech stocks bounced from yesterday’s slump, after ORCL’s disappointing quarter.  AKAM [...]

A Holiday Rally? Can It Be? SPX, Nasdaq, SPG, TOL, KBH, ONXX, CELG, MDVN, CF, POT, MOS, ORCL, NKE, AAPL, CRM, VMW

This morning, Gemany reported strong business sentiment and a Spanish treasury bill auction produced better-than-expected results.  In addition, the US new housing starts jumped in November.  The market popped higher at open and continued higher until the close.  It was a broad-base rally with all major sectors up more than +3%! Besides major sectors, housing [...]

Weekly Wrap-Up + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, XME, OIH, XLF, MOO, GS, WFC, JPM, MA, V, CME, ICE, RIG, DO, CLF, POT, MOS, AGU, CLF, BTU, WLT, ANR

The market broke a 2-week winning streak to end lower.  In my Market Forecast last weekend, I wrote: "For the new week, we’ll have to see if this market can continue its rally that started 2 weeks ago.  One bullish sign is that for SPX and DJI, the 10-day MA has risen above the 30-day [...]

Market Stuck in a Range: SPX, Nasdaq, GOOG, AAPL, FFIV, GLD, MOS, DECK, RIMM, AMGN, ONXX, TEVA, LLY

After Tuesday’s slide, the market took a bigger fall on Wednesday.  We were pretty much in a neutral stance and was able to take advantage of the market’s quick drop.  It was a busy Wednesday morning.  We jumped on puts, including playing GOOG, DECK, and AAPL for some quick trades: December 14, 2011 6:37 AM [...]

Another Wild Session Ending Down on Fed Day! SPX, Nasdaq, BIDU, SINA, SOHU, WYNN, LVS, WLT, CLF, ANR, AMZN, GMCR

The market started the day on the upside.  But, it soon lost the bullishness.  The strange thing all day was that VIX was down.  VIX went below 24 in the morning and closed just above 25.  As expected, Fed left interest rates unchanged.  But, soon after the Fed announcement, stock accelerated downward. Chinese stocks, and [...]

Weekly Wrap-Up + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, HGX, XLF, MOO, XLE, EOG, IOC, RIG, DO, SLB, NOV, GS, WFC, JPM, MA, V, SPG, TOL, LEN, VMC

Last week, the market pretty much held its breath waiting for the EU leaders to come up with measures to prevent their financial crisis from deteriorating.  In my Market Forecast last weekend, I said, "For the new week, the market will start from a neutral position.  SPX did manage to close above 1240 last week.  [...]