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Monthly Archives: November 2014


Markets continued to make new highs in the short Thanksgiving week. Retails were particularly strong. TGT, RL, TJX, ROST were among some retail stocks that made new all-time highs! Initial reports seem to indicate that for brick-and-mortar stores, consumers seem to be spending about the same amount of money as last year during the Black [...]

Weekly Wrap-up: MU, LULU, PCP

We had another successful week last week, with most of the closed trades profitable and pushing this portfolio to nearly +19% in just two months! Here are the closed trades: MU Options Sell to close 15.00 (3.39%) of MU Dec 20 2014 Call 32.0 at 2.74000 33.01% ($1,020.00) Profit MU Options Sell to close 15.00 [...]

Weekly Wrap-Up + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, FAS, XRT, XLE, BTK, BLK, GS, WFC, BAC, JPM, APA, NOV, HES, EOG, APC, OXY, BIIB, GILD, CELG, VRTX, BMRN, ILMN, AMZN, AAPL, OSTK, EBAY

Once again, markets made new highs last week. Things faltered a bit on Monday, but, buying continued on Tuesday. Wednesday saw a quick pullback in the morning, but, things leveled out in the afternoon and glided higher on Thursday. Friday brought a big jump as China’s rate cut inspired the bulls. We had another mixed [...]

Happy Trades Booking in Profits! LULU, PCP, BID

It’s been almost 2 months since I started trading this Happy Trades portfolio.  It is now up almost +19%!  Here’s a chart of this portfolio’s performance against SPX: The percentage of profitable trades is 83.8%, which means better than 8-out-of-10 trades are profitable! Yesterday and today, we locked in some profits on LULU and PCP: [...]


Posted on Nov. 20, 2014, 7:03 p.m. on Markets opened lower today as the latest economic data from China and Europe were weaker than expected. However, within the first 30 minutes of trading, buyers came in and drove stocks right back up. Retail stocks were among the leaders. RL has been sailing up for [...]

A Market That Doesn’t Come Down! SPX, Nasdaq

Visit my services on The recent sharp drop in September and October suddenly seems very distant in memory!  Since the intraday low on October 15 when SPX touched 1820, the broader market has rallied back with vengeance and set new all-time highs for consecutive days!  (Click here to see a related article from Ecstatic [...]

Another Day, Another New High! XRT, WMT, FOSL, LULU, RL, HAL, BHI

Visit my services on The market has been gliding higher and higher.  Both the Dow and SPX made new all-time highs again today!  But, hey, who is tracking any more?  Investors have come to expect to buy on any pullback, it seems.  SPX went above 2046 in the morning, and the Dow broke 17,700!  [...]

LinkedIn (LNKD) Earnings Play Explained, +286% Profit

LinkedIn (LNKD) reported earnings on Thursday after market.  The report, from a very general perspective, is perhaps less than stellar.  Its quarterly profit was 52 cents a share, above average estimate of 47 cents.  However, it did post a net “loss” of 3 cents a share.  Its revenue forecast for the next quarter will be [...]