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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Weekly Wrap-Up 1/24/2014: TSLA, WYNN, QCOM, GLD, CTRP, AAPL, BIDU

It was another volatile week.  Markets dropped sharply on Thursday and Friday.  It’s been a long while since stocks dropped across the board and as sharply as this week.  Stocks have been struggling to push higher.  We traded mainly in our Ecstatic Plays portfolio, as downside trades are often more risky.  We had another awesome [...]

Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, XLF, XLE, XRT, IGV, CRM, VMW, RHT, RL, KORS, DECK, OXY, NOV, SLB, EOG, PNC, WFC, JPM, C, GS, JPM

Wow, this market just won’t go down.  A sharp fall to start the week was met with equally sharp bounce.  Buyers still rush in to buy on every pullback, resulting in another new all-time high on SPX last week!  Even with INTC announcing cutting 5% of its global work force, the markets hardly budged!  INTC, [...]

Weekly Wrap-Up 1/18/2014: AIG, SODA, LLY, QCOM, INTC, ISRG, NFLX, V, AXP

This market just won’t pullback!!  It was another volatile week and more consolidation!  On Monday, things fell sharply, but, by Wednesday, the market was making new highs again! We had positions on both sides and had winners on both sides!  We held puts in SODA and scored a big win with a +369% gain!  We [...]

Weekly Wrap-Up: CF, ILMN, QIHU, YOKU, NFLX, BIIB, PCYC, INCY, SHLD

The markets were very volatile last week.  But, it ended on a slightly stronger note on Friday.  Biotechs were really strong.  BIIB, PCYC, and INCY were among the top gainers.  We caught a piece of the action with ILMN.  We had a really good week with big winners: 10:12 | Ecstatic Plays CF ($240.90) Sold [...]

December 2013 Monthly Wrap-Up: JOY, SINA, QIHU, FFIV, VIX, GMCR, YNDX, TSO, MPC, VLO, PSX

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 2013 ended with a crescendo!  SPX was +30% up for the year and Nasdaq gained more than +38%!!  Both SPX and the Dow are at all-time highs!  Month of December didn’t let up either.  Even on the last day of 2013, the markets were up!  We also had a great monthly with [...]