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Monthly Archives: December 2014

A Couple of Mid-To-Long Term Buys: GRPN, AKAM

Looking through some of the gainers from last week, two stocks caught my attention.  These two stocks have not performed well in the recent months. GRPN GRPN  has not performed well at all this year.  But, the stock popped after earnings in October.  It took time to consolidate and now it looks like a breakout!  [...]

Weekly Wrap-Up: BA, HES, GILD, PCLN, AMZN, GPRO, PCLN, CMG, RL

Happy Holidays! I hope everyone enjoyed a nice Christmas! For those of you who were trading (I was ), although trading was light markets rallied higher again last week, sending the Dow and SPX up to new heights.  Nasdaq closed above 4,800, marching closer to the 5,000 mark.   We had a nice leisurely week, with [...]

Weekly Wrap-Up: CMI, CF, UNP, NFLX, LULU

Wow, what a week it was!  Both the Dow and SPX took a nosedive!  Oil kept on falling and pulled the energy stocks lower and lower.  To a big extent, that soured the mood for the broader market.  Once the momentum took over, it was feeding frenzy for the bears! We had a nice week, [...]

Taking Profits on Puts AMZN, UNP; Two Long-Side Trade Ideas: FB, MBLY

Markets gapped down today, with the Dow down almost 200 points and SPX losing about 25 points.  But, within the first hour of trading, buyers quickly came in.  By the end of the day, the Dow closed down only 51 points and SPX almost turned green!   We took profits on our UNP and AMZN puts: [...]

WDC Breaking Out + Two Biotech Names CLVS, GEVA

WDC broke out today, adding +2.62% to close at $107.8.  I think this could test $110 soon.  We locked in our profits on Jan calls: for a nice +32.62% profit. Biotechs continued to zoom higher.  We talked about CLVS in this week’s Sector Watch.  I think it is still looking good: CLVS climbed higher on [...]

CMI Breaking out? GLD, NFLX, CMI, JOY, CAT

As cautioned in my Market Forecast last Sunday, stocks took a quick fall on Monday.  But, soon recovered nicely.  Friday’s jobs report prompted some buying.  However, SPX was still not able to break out. We did not trade much this week.  We did a quick trade on GLD calls when gold bounced on Monday.  Then, [...]

GOOG Stock Risky!

We had a really nice trade on Monday on TRGP puts, which scored an intraday +100% profit! TRGP Options Sell to close 5.00 (4.81%) of TRGP Dec 20 2014 Put 115.0 at 12.00000 100.00% ($3,000.00) Profit TWC Options Sell to close 10.00 (2.05%) of TWC Dec 20 2014 Call 150.0 at 2.50000 -24.24% ($-800.00) Loss [...]