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Monthly Archives: June 2015

World Markets Fall On Greece! AMBA, PCLN, VIX, AMZN, GOOG, GS, LNKD, EXPE, JUNO, CELG

Financial markets around the global fell on Monday as Greece imposed capital controls and shut down banks! US markets were holding up pretty well throughout the morning, down only about 1%. But, as the day went, the selling continued. SPX ended down 2.09% for the day. The Dow fell 1.95%, and Nasdaq tumbled 2.4%. We [...]

Weekly Wrap-Up + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: Greece, FAS, BTK, FDN, IGV, GS, WFC, JPM, V, MA, BIIB, INCY, LLY, CLVS, HRTX, BLUE, KITE, CYBR, FEYE, VDSI, PANW

“Greece” once again dominated the news in the financial markets. Last week, things were already volatile. Nasdaq popped to a new all-time high on Monday and SPX tested 2130 again. But, as talks between Greece and its creditors dragged on, markets pulled back. Selling picked up some speed as we headed into the weekend. But, [...]

Making Money On Netflix Again! NFLX

About two weeks ago, we scored a big one on NFLX when the company approved increase of shares available on the market. We took gains as high as +159%! Yesterday, after the market close, NFLX announced a 7-to-1 stock split. NFLX shares traded up to $705 in after-hours trading. We started trading NFLX calls on [...]

Chatroom Talks + Ambarella Drops 21% in One Day! AMBA, SNDK, BA

Last Friday, Citron Research made a statement calling AMBA shares too expensive and put a $60 12-month price target on the stock. We picked up AMBA puts on Friday. Today AMBA fell fast right at the market open. It ended the day down 21%, a whopping $25-drop! Although we cashed our puts out early in [...]

Weekly Wrap-Up + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, XLE, TLT, FAS, IGV, GS, PNC, STI, APA, APC, EOG, SLB, OXY, CYBR, FTNT, FEYE, HUM, CI, AET, UNH, ANTM

Last week, as expected, the market started on a weak note on Monday, But, buyers soon returned, leading up to a rally on Thursday, after the Fed told investors not to place too much importance on the initial interest hike, as rates are likely to remain low. But, on Friday, some fear returned, as investors [...]

Biotechs Lead Nasdaq to Record High! BMRN, AMGN, RCPT, MDVN, BIIB, KITE, CELG, INCY, JAZZ, BA, AMZN, ISIS

Biotech stocks jumped higher today, pushing Nasdaq to a record high at 5133. Yesterday, after the market, BMRN shares popped higher, as the company reported positive results from a mid-stage study for its drug to treat the most common form of dwarfism. This morning the whole sector jumped higher. BMRN ended the day up more [...]

Mobileye Keeps Going Higher + Chinese Stocks Staying Hot! MBLY, CYBR, PANW, AMBA, BIDU, YOKU, SOHU, NFLX, QIHU, WBAI, WB, SINA, DANG, NTES

Last week, I wrote an article, titled “Buy Mobileye NOW!!“, beseeching you to buy MBLY as soon as possible. MBLY today popped another +4.69%, and, we once again locked in our gains as high as +53%: My Ecstatic Plays portfolio value keeps climbing, and it is now up +37.2% for 2015 and +211% (more than [...]

Healthcare Merger Frenzy! AET, CI, HUM, UNH, ANTM

Yesterday, I wrote about the speculations going on in the healthcare sector, specifically with the health insurance companies. We were in both CI and AET. The CI trade was quick, as it shares popped fast yesterday: This morning AET shares jumped, as I mentioned last night. We locked in another nice win today, an overnight [...]

Healthcare and Cybersecurity Dominate As Market Slides: PANW, CYBR, FEYE, HUM, CI, AET, UNH, ANTM

While the broader market was under pressure today, buyers were picking up stocks in healthcare and cybersecurity. As negotiations failed on Sunday between Greece and its creditors, US stocks sold off early on Monday. Although things bounced off of the morning lows, the broader market still ended in the red. However, two groups stood out. [...]

Weekly Wrap-Up + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, FAS, XLE, BTK, FDN, IGV, GS, WFC, PNC, STI, AMZN, NFLX, BABA, CRM, ORCL, ADBE, APC, EOG, XOM, CVX, BIIB, CELG, GILD, HRTX, AMGN

Stocks started on a weak note last week, falling nearly down to SPX 2070 by Tuesday morning. As I had stated before there is strong support between 2080 and 2070. Markets mainly followed the news coming out of Europe revolving around the negotiation on Greek debt and the release of its bailout funds. On Wednesday, [...]