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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Weekly Wrap-Up + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, MOO, FDN, XLF, GLD, QIHU, SINA, JOY, YOKU

Last weekend, in my Market Forecast, I wrote: "For the new week, I think we might see some buyers chasing this market.  Things might be a bit volatile.  As I have said before, psychologically, 1820 on SPX is a barrier.  Financials and techs both still look strong.  If things push above SPX 1820, watch out!" [...]

Weekly Wrap-Up + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, MOO, IGV, BTK, XLF, GS, WFCC, PNC, STT, STI, CELG, MDVN, ALXN, INCY, CF, AGU, MOS, FFIV, VMW, BSFT, RHT

Markets consolidated further with a slight downward bias during the first part of the week. But, after the Fed announced to keep the rates low while tapering its bond-buying, stocks shot up to new heights! Both SPX and the Dow closed at brand-new all-time highs! Honestly speaking, I was expecting the markets to pull back [...]

Weekly Wrap-Up + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, GLD, IGV, MOO, BTK, CELG, ILMN, ALXN, GILD, REGN, CF, POT, MOS, AGU, MON, ADBE, RHT, CTSH, VMW

Markets struggled last week. SPX did its best to hold above 1800 on Monday. But, it finally gave way to the selling pressure and close the week just below 1780. Last weekend, in my Market Forecast, I wrote: "For the new week, the market may need a few more days to consolidate. However, if the [...]

Weekly Wrap-Up + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, OIH, USO, XLE, IGV, RIG, OXY, DO, NOV, XOM, CRM, SLB, VMW, CVX, FFIV, APC, EOG, RHT, IGV, CTSH, TSO, VLO, PSX, MPC

Hmmm… Last weekend, I said quite a bit in my weekly Market Forecast: "For the new week, you’ve gotta wonder if fund managers are in the mood to go "chasing"! The market market has been consolidating above 1800. Nasdaq pushed above 4000! Online shopping should be strong this year, which could excite the internet stocks [...]

Market Consolidates Again: SPX, Nasdaq, AAPL, CHL, CF, AGU, MON, MOS, SOHU, SFUN, WYNN, LVS, TSO, MPC, PSX, VLO

The market has been consolidating this week. It seems that investors are locking in some profits before the end of the year. But, still, there are chasers that drive individual stocks higher. AAPL and CHL have been really strong in anticipation of the two companies striking a deal to bring iPhones to China. The deal [...]

Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, GLD, SOXX, FDN, XLE, AMZN, EBAY, OSTK, AAPL, GOOG, APC, NOV, SLB, OXY, EOG, ALTR, INTC, TXN, XLNX, BRCM

Last weekend, in my Market Forecast, I wrote: "For the new week, I think we might see some consolidation to start the week.  But, once again, the market indices are on a new leg up.  Biotechs are really on a tear!  Agriculture stocks are shaping up, while semiconductors are still holding.  Gold, with last week’s [...]

November 2013 Monthly Wrap-Up: COST, VMW, GS, NTES, FAS, WLT

Hope you’ve enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! Stocks pushed higher in November, although there were some very volatile sessions and big swings.  We didn’t trade as much as we normally do because of the volatility.  Still, we came away with some nice trades, including WLT +200%, FAS +68%, COST +139%, and GS +45%.  Here are [...]