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Futures Higher

In After Hours Trading IPOs on tap Moelis & Co, Opus Bank, Quotient, TriVascular Tech. Secondaries on deck XGTI.   ADTN +.02 CSX +.03 … [Read More...]

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Index ETF Options Volume

Index ETF Options Volume The rows in the options matrix are as follows: Curr Vlm = Current Option Volume for today OpVol20 = 20 day … [Read More...]

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Buying Puts To Protect IBM Gain

We have owned IBM since last July, the 13th to be exact. In both August and October we bought puts to protect our position. We will do so again as … [Read More...]

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American Express (AXP)

American Express (AXP) has corrected along with other credit card companies. There is some moderate upside for this stock. Earnings estimates are … [Read More...]

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Bank of America Puts Up A Mixed Number

Bank earnings have been mixed so far. Last week J.P. Morgan (JPM) sold off on mixed results and Wells Fargo (WFC) had decent results but sold off with … [Read More...]

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Yahoo (YHOO)

Yahoo (YHOO) will report earnings after the close. Estimates are $0.37 versus $0.38. The stock has pulled back to a major technical support level. … [Read More...]

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Retracements Updated

Last Tuesday we noted that the S&P 500 and other indexes have had a nice run that is very typical of up moves seen since 2013. From February 3rd … [Read More...]

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Several Economic Events On Tap Today

Tuesday will see four economic events of note that will impact markets. Two will occur befor the market opens at 8:30 and 8:45 a.m. EDT. Two will … [Read More...]

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Index ETF Options Volume

Index ETF Options Volume The rows in the options matrix are as follows: Curr Vlm = Current Option Volume for today OpVol20 = 20 day … [Read More...]

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Futures Lower

In After Hours Trading IPOs on tap include Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Ally Financial, Cerulean Pharmaceuticals, Farmland Partners, Stalwart Tankers, … [Read More...]

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Index ETF Options Volume

Index ETF Options Volume The rows in the options matrix are as follows: Curr Vlm = Current Option Volume for today OpVol20 = 20 day … [Read More...]

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Weekly Charts Updated

Each week we highlight charts below of the SP500, Russell 2000, NASDAQ Composite, UUP, EEM, TLT, HYG and CFT. The charts use the 50 day moving average … [Read More...]

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Wells Fargo (WFC)

Wells Fargo (WFC) will report earnings tomorrow before the open. Estimate are $0.96 versus $0.92 a year ago. Clearly, anemics growth. With the stock … [Read More...]

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China Data Still Weak

One catalyst to get stocks moving higher is an improvement to the Chinese economy. Currently, that is not happening. Last night Chinese March Trade … [Read More...]

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Futures Higher

In After Hours Trading IPOs on tap include iKang Healthcare and La Quinta. Secondaries on deck PCRX.   In After Hours Trading: MG … [Read More...]

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Locking In Gains On Red Hat Put

On Wednesday March 26th, we bought a put to hedge our position in Red Hat (RHT). It was the second time we bought a put on this stock. We love the … [Read More...]

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Bed, Bath & Beyond (BBBY)

Bed, Bath & Beyond (BBBY) will report earnings after the close. Estimates are $1.60 versus $1.68. In January, the company missed earnings … [Read More...]

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Q1 Earnings Could Be A Problem

Earnings could be weak as companies begin to report first quarter (Q1) earnings. Earnings are expected to actually DECLINE from a year ago. … [Read More...]

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Options Activity

Options Activity By Volume The rows in the options matrix are as follows: Curr Vlm = Current Option Volume for today OpVol20 = 20 day … [Read More...]

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Alcoa (AA)

Alcoa (AA) will kick off earnings season after the close. Estimates are $0.05 versus $0.11 a year ago this same quarter. The stock is far above its … [Read More...]

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Retracements, Candlesticks & Other Technical Considerations Part II

Back on March 12th we noted that the S&P 500 and other indexes have had a nice run that is very typical of up moves seen since 2013. Since then, … [Read More...]