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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Weekly Wrap-Up + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, FAS, XLE, XME, FDN, MA, V, ACI, CNX, BTU, EOG, TSO, VLO, PSX, GOOG, GOOGL, AMZN, PCLN, FB, NFLX, DO

This market has been pretty crazy! Monday’s drop was pretty unreal! The Dow was briefly down over 1,000 points. This was after falling three days in a row the week before. SPX fell down to 1867 before bouncing. But, as expected, buyers came in on Tuesday, although the gains did not hold. Wednesday was a [...]

Making Money As the Market Bounces! NFLX, SLB, APA, APC, EOG, HES, CVX, XOM, FSLR, SCTY, SPWR, CSIQ, JKS

The markets around the world bounced in the past couple of days. We have been trading the downside, but, locked in our profits just in time. We also took advantage of the bounce as the markets turned on Wednesday. Our NFLX calls rewarded us nicely with a +68.7% gain: Both of my portfolios continue to [...]

Making More Profits On the Downside! GOOG, GOOGL, APA, APC, SLB, XOM, CVX, OXY, HES, EOG

Markets are down big again today! The Dow was down over 1000 points near the open! SPX traded below 1970 in the morning, and Nasdaq fell below 4300! Between the various products that I have on Marketfy, we took some big profits on the downside again. The GOOG puts that we bought on Friday was [...]

World Markets Tumble + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, FAS, IGV, BTK, FDN, GS, WFC, BAC, JPM, MA, V, GOOG, GOOGL, AMZN, FB, NFLX, GILD, BIIB, CLVS, JAZZ, AMGN, CRM

Last week, world markets tumbled, as worries over China finally pushed investors to exit in panic! The Dow was down over a whopping 1000 points (-1017.65 to be exact); SPX fell 120.65 points; Nasdaq tumbled 341.85 points. US markets were holding up well on Monday and Tuesday. But, starting on Wednesday, things started to slide. [...]

Ecstatic Plays Will Now Trade Stocks!

In addition to trading options, I will now start to trade stocks in my Ecstatic Plays Portfolio as well! In a year, I have tripled this portfolio trading options only and keeping cash at above 90%! Since I do not need to use more than 10% of my portfolio in trading options, and, Marketfy members [...]

It’s Time to Migrate Out of Oil! XOM, CVX, SLB, EOG, APA, APC, NOV, OXY, RIG, DO

Oil has been falling and falling! It does not seem like it will find a support any time soon. The US Oil ETF, USO, is almost single-digit. I think it will soon need a reverse split, or else, it might lose another 30% soon. Could this mean that, before long, oil will reach $30/barrel?! Energy [...]

Profiting From Market Pullback! DJI, SPX, Nasdaq, TSLA, PCLN, GOOG, GOOGL, FB, AMZN, YELP, TWTR, NFLX

Earlier this month, I wrote an article, titled “Are You Ready For A Pullback“, warning you that stocks are about to take a fall. This market held up for a little more than a week. Today, things finally broke down! The Dow was down 358.04 points (-2.06%); SPX lost 43.88 points (-2.11%); Nasdaq tumbled 141.56 [...]

Weekly Wrap-Up + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, FAS, BTK, IGV, ASHR, GS, CSCO, JNPR, ANET, FFIV, MSFT, CYBR, ADBE, BIIB, CELG, AMGN, GILD, BIDU, NTES, BABA, JASO

Markets were choppy last week and ultimately ended lower. Stocks started out the week falling. Wednesday morning had some irrational buying, which faded in the afternoon. The selling resumed on Thursday and Friday, although some buyers came in before the close. We had a mixed week. Our LNKD calls on earnings didn’t work out. But, [...]

Some Stocks To Play After Earnings: Z, HLF, DDD, SSYS

Although the market was in a selloff today, there are some oversold names that beckoned re-evaluation. Zillow (Z) sank down in the morning to $68.58, then, rallied to $76 for the close, almost up +5%! On Tuesday, the company reported better-than-expected earnings. Its stock jumped in after-hours trading on Tuesday to above $85. But, the [...]

Are You Ready For A Pullback? BIIB, AMGN, GILD, CELG, UTHR, JAZZ, GOOG, FB, NFLX, APA, APC, EOG, PANW, DO, RIG

Stocks reversed the morning gains today and ended lower. The Dow was down 120.72 points (-0.69%); Nasdaq fell 83.5 points (-1.62%); SPX dropped 16.28 points (-0.78%). In this week’s Market Forecast, we discussed the possibility of leading sectors (biotech, internet, software, financial) finally falling back and pulling the broader market down. I have been saying [...]