Archive for the ‘Trades’ Category

TJX – 28 August

As anticipated, TJX has moved to first level. Now further move up looks likely. We are adjusting our position to be more bullish over next three weeks. The anticipated upside is around $1800. So far with these trades we have gained $143 to date. Status before adjustment: Status after adjustment:

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TJX – STATUS REPORT 24 AUG

TJX moved up according to our expectations. We now expect a continue move up over the next week, so we will play to upside. We bought back our 67.50 short puts and sold short 70.00 puts, collecting $76 in premium. Do not consider this positive cash flow a gain! Our gain loss so far reflects […]

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TJX Industries (TJX)

On August 15th, TJX companies announced slightly disappointing earnings, with earnings growth under 2% and sales growth of 6% projected for the next year. However, management announced slightly better prospects, as same day sales growth turned around and its full year outlook improved. The stock moved up a few points in heavy trading. Here’s my […]

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FASTENAL (FAST)

This is a position origally entered into as a calendar spread after earnings As you can see, I expected to make money anywhere between 37.50 and 47.50, with a 95% statistical probability of being the price range. Unfortunately, volatility dropped far beyong what I expected, diminishing the values of my still active long calls and […]

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BAXTER INTERNATIONAL

15aug – As expected BAX moved higher to $61.42 Expect peak around $61.50 Sold 60 puts and bought back 50 puts. Reduced leverage and max loss. Will lock in $5.00 more profit to downside (sacrificing to upside) but at cost of 1.80 After this 99% chance of 12k gain on 241k margin, or 5 pct […]

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Summer Doldrums 2015

The last few weeks have seen the market give back all of its gains for 2015, causing a number of our clients to ask if this was “the big one”. My belief in short, is no, but I do expect a “normal” correction after 6 years of a steadily rising bull market. The fundamental reasons […]

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Power Up Your Portfolio with A Quick QQQ Scalp

At market close the POWERSHARES ETF (QQQ) was trending in a narrow range, having found support and bounced off the 99.68 level. My prognosis is that we will see QQQ bounce up to test the resistance at $103, then from there a move down over the next week to prices below $99. click to enlarge […]

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How Low Will We Go?

The recent market drops have caused a number of my clients to inquire how severe a market drop I was expecting. The chart below shows my thinking back on August 19, and not much has changed since then. click to enlarge Stocks do move on fundamental intrinsic values in the long run, but they move […]

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Netflix Swoons As Apple Encroaches

Today, Netflix shares swooned badly after a Wall Street Journal report revealed secret talks between Apple and Comcast over a new streaming TV service. The two companies are reportedly in discussions to pursue the development of an Apple set-top box and special data treatment. click to enlarge This presents the following opportunity for aggressive investors, […]

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Cloud Computing Brews The Perfect Storm at Rackspace Hosting

Rackspace Hosting faces the perfect storm. This fast-growing cloud-computer technology stock just got hit by a double whammy. It has disappointed the market with less than stellar results in its most recent earnings report. And its lost its CEO. Management has admitted to difficulties competing with the bare-bones profit model of its chief competitor, Amazon […]

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