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Set-ups & Commentary for Week 5/4/15

Last week we didn’t get caught chasing the market knowing that the odds did not favor a breakout, but did favor a swift sell-off which is what ended up happening. The market is still not trending frustrating everyone. As I noted in the open interest, next week is offering a similar set-up although rare to...

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One Big Game of F***ery!

It’s been a while since I’ve mused, and hoping I begin to contribute more regularly again. Let’s discuss 2015 a bit shall we. What a game of f***ery. Traders love to say the volatility provides such a great environment to make quick dough and they are correct; however, much easier said than done. As much […]

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Open Interest For Expiration 12/26/14

The bottom line is the trend is up. Next week is a shortened week and typically a bullish one. I looked at last years open interest charts and how each stock did during this week. (Note, this by no means is an indication of what will happen this year, but I thought it would at...

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Set-ups and Commentary for Week Starting 12/22/14

Simply stated the trend is up. Last week I wrote that my bias was for a bottom to be put in Wednesday and we got that exact thing. I am bullish for next week as you are aware and am holding IWM calls for a swing trade and looking for a breakout. The only thing I don’t...

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Update From R.I.P V-bottoms to Rip Your Head Off #SassyMusings

Ok so my Rest In Peace V-bottom post a couple weekends ago was obviously a horrible title. The message within it was so far* pretty off in that I expected a drop back to the lows or lower lows after a decent size bounce. I certainly did not expect the bounce to take place so […]

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Finding That Bottom & Why I Bought GOOGL Today

Every once in a while preparation meets luck and magic happens. Yesterday afternoon I tweeted this to my subscribers    This morning per my thoughts above I was patient and waited to see if we flushed. I know I could have been wrong, but easier to be wrong while waiting patiently on the sidelines instead […]

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Guest Post: NRG Bullish Option Trade

Guest post written by Jerremy Newsome: @newsomenuggets After reviewing the energy sector I came across NRG, which broke through strong resistance in March after two failed attempts in October (see arrows). Recently the stock has retraced its entire bullish wave {from March to late June} back to that support at $29.00.  On August 19th a one […]

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Taking Out the Premium #SassyMusings 8/14/14

That is what the market was up to today. Good job to anyone that sold premium this morning. Yields going back down and supposedly banks are a tiny bit (as in barely) more loose with their lending so go get that mortgage. GRUB was a huge win yesterday in case you missed me bragging about […]

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A Whole Lot of Nothing Going on, but…#SassyMusings 8/12/14

But….I met Josh Brown who is one of the nicest most dynamic men I have ever met and look forward to upcoming interactions with him. I got to meet Barry Ritholz for a second as well; a bonus to an already awesome experience.  Now regarding the markets today. Meh. They staged a small bounce in the […]

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Nice Winners in a Slow Downtrend #SassyMusings 8/7/14

Very interesting the way the sell-off happened today. The first time SPX was making new lows, but there was divergences with breadth and some momo stocks either going up or holding well. Second time was a bit more pronounced, but still not crazy heavy as we have seen before. As I’ve been saying one of […]

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Patiently Waiting #SassyMusings 8/5/14

There is a bounce coming somewhere. We have had three sessions in a row with a negative 1400 $TICK and the charts I have been posting regarding being oversold are either at levels we bounce off or very close. However, as I said this weekend in my Post Where’s the Bounce Yo,  it seems too many […]

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All About PCLN #SassyMusings 8/4/14

And I find it so unfortunate that I was not in it and did not participate in the fun. Very slow start to the day that ended up going much higher. I’m not sure if it was pure buying or short covering, but either way it went up. If we continue higher tomorrow in the […]

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Down Down Down #SassyMusings 7/31/14

All day long. Never fun when you are long positions. I am glad that I have been mostly staying away from short dated options. Maybe new month money comes in tomorrow for a decent rally? I think it could happen also taking into account being short-term oversold. Then the question is, have we seen the […]

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All Eyes on TWTR #SassyMusings 7/29/14

Actually your eyes are probably on TWTR often, but this time I mean the stock not your feed. Very nice day overall for my positions. Kind of in a rush today so not going to update all the positions I’ve mentioned in my #SassyMusings. I did sell the QQQ calls from yesterday though which was […]

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A Bit of a Market Surprise #SassyMusings 7/28/14

Ok let’s be honest, a strong bounce off lows this morning really isn’t any surprise. At least it shouldn’t be. Things definitely looked bearish this morning, but the bearish stuff I read all weekend was a little much. Seemed everyone was expecting a correction. I just can’t follow along when we are clearly in an […]

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Shorts Taking it on the Chin #SassyMusings 7/24/14

And the saga continues. Today was Z and TRLA. Man that had to have hurt. Very choppy day. Was a balancing day. Trend still bullish. However, with those small pullbacks we keep getting I say better to go out further out if using options. That way if you get stopped out there is still premium […]

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You Would be on Cloud Nine if….#SassyMusings 7/23/14

If you had bought a ton of PBYI calls yesterday. Oh well! Regardless biotech in general is also doing nicely and there are a lot of names I am very interested in getting long. GILD can make that even better if they report well. Being patient for now. AAPL monster today and dips should be […]

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Rangebound Digestion #SassyMusings 7/22/14

So everyone eats burrito’s and CMG is a monster, while NFLX is just meh. I posted this morning that the risk for NFLX this week was to the downside based on below and that investors obviously weren’t that impressed.  Next up, AAPL. Yes the bulls are still in charge. SPY went though the 198 calls and […]

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Let the Games Begin #SassyMusings 7/21/14

Let the fireworks begin! CMG and NFLX – fun times!!! Market just hanging out as if it is waiting for the next catalyst to make a move. Earnings could potentially be that catalyst, but until we see a bigger move the trend remains intact. As I said over the weekend I am currently working under […]

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Not so Pretty #SassyMusings 7/17/14

In the scheme of things what the market did today really isn’t bad. We are still near all time highs; however, if you are holding call options it seems really bad. I definitely got hurt today. Luckily I have for the most part stayed very light (mentioned over the weekend and the last two weeks) Choppy action […]

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It’s a Sea of Mixed Messages #SassyMusings 7/16/14

Old tech is back! Actually it’s kind of been back this entire year. As long as I can make money off of it I don’t care. On Monday I couldn’t think of a good chart to post for my chart of the day so I thought I would give a set up that I had, MSFT– […]

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Welcome Wall Streets Newest Analyst #SassyMusings 7/15/14

Warm welcome to Wall Streets newest Street analyst, Janet Yellen. Banks have delivered this quarter and I’m pretty sure a lot of people are unhappy to see their theories get trashed. Given that much of what was sold off recovered by the end of the day, is anyone taking Yellen seriously or are they just […]

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Well, ummm…. #SassyMusings 7/14/14

I wish I had something eye opening to say, but yeah ummm, I really don’t. I came in holding V and AAPL which I sold out of and kept a runner. I bought GRUB today and it looks good so far. Little bit of a fade toward the end of the day, but I am […]

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If I Was a Bear… #SassyMusings 7/10/14

…..I would be hopeless today. If I had come in a bull, I would have come in super annoyed that all my longs were down, but would probably have hopium that they come back (yet not actually thinking they would). Well I guess hopium worked….that or the PPT. I have been keeping things light and don’t […]

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Snoozefest #SassyMusings 7/9/14

I’m not sure if the market is getting more boring or if my boredom levels are more sensitive. FB which I bought yesterday off the 50-day (I tweeted a chart of it yesterday) worked nicely. I’m out of the trade for now. So far the bounce I discussed on the Option House pre-market show today […]

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Timber!!! #SassyMusings 7/8/14

I’m writing this before the close cause I have to leave early so if something crazy happened at the end of the day some of this won’t be relevant. My IWM call buys that I mentioned yesterday sure didn’t work. But boy am I glad I sold out of most of my long runners yesterday while […]

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Taking a Breather #SassyMusings 7/7/14

A bit of a healthy consolidation day. The selling was never heavy or panicky. I still think we will likely stay below those calls in the SPY open interest that I highlighted this weekend. The IWM not pretty today, but I actually bought calls at the end of the day near the 20-day. I’m thinking […]

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Shorts Crushed….Again! #SassyMusings 7/1/14

This will be one of my worst posts, but it already feels like the holiday started. Bottom line, overbought or not things are still moving and I think if we keep going higher it won’t be so great for the market, but if we just consolidate sideways then really no reason to short just yet. […]

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ZZZZZZ #SassyMusings 6/30/14

The only thing I posted publicly this weekend was this tweet:  I was much more detailed to my subscribers and so far it was OK. Nothing breathtaking. I came in holding SINA as I mentioned last week in my SassyMusings. I bought GS and AAPL this morning. And I started position in BIDU and V […]

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Go USA – Sort Of #SassyMusings 6/26/14

Well Team USA didn’t win, but whatever we qualified. I don’t have too much time today and am mentally exhausted so will keep this short. I’ve mentioned for two days that I really lightened up cause I thought we would go lower before higher and we did in fact do that, but barely so I […]

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Really Must Suck Being a Bear #SassyMusings 6/25/14

Well glad that my short term bearishness yesterday didn’t get the best of me. Good thing I’m not stubborn. I got stopped out of my FB puts early this morning for a loss and then got long a couple things. I am still leaning short term bearish, meaning I see the possibility of going lower […]

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Sell Sell Sell! #SassyMusings 6/24/14

Well it was bound to happen. Can’t make money everyday. Well maybe you can, but I don’t. I’m kidding by the way regarding the title. Got stopped out of several stocks today. Some still in profit and some for a loss. The ones I think I mentioned yesterday I am basically all out of now. […]

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Individual Stocks Keep on Paying #SassyMusings 6/23/14

Nothing to complain about here. Good day for us. I came in holding DDD and GOOGL calls. I bought FSLR right off the open when it was down and sold a 1/4 more of my swing calls that I bought when it was at 61. I sold the rest of my CELG. I stopped out […]

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Have You Heard the One About a Dull Market? #SassyMusings 6/19/14

Never short it, Yo. Speaking of Yo, if you want to Yo me I’m as Sassyspy Great day to be long CELG, which I mentioned here two days ago. Of the other ones I mentioned here, GOOGL looks good, OWW looks good, YHOO – meh, and ABBV (mentioned on TWTR) – meh. If you want another […]

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It’s a Bull Market You Know #SassyMusings 6/17/14

O-M-G, today, this week, this month, AMAZING!!! If you missed this latest move I’m sorry, but maybe you should take a minute and ask yourself why? Were you stubborn, just didn’t believe it, following someone else? I am not trying to sound like some master. I definitely am not. Anyone can make money in this […]

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Sund-oops, I Mean, Monday Fun-day #SassyMusings

  If the above was you, then I imagine you were short today. Some days a mixture of homework, preparation and luck just makes for a fantastic day. Today was one of those days. Had a huge day in TSLA, SPWR, TWTR, FSLR and TRLA (the last two of which I wrote that I bought last week […]

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Bulls Fumble #SassyMusings 6/12/14

Another odd day when the indexes were dropping, but there were pockets of strength. To be honest, I didn’t even realize the indexes were dropping at first this morning cause pretty much all my stocks were going up. Unfortunately that changed, but luckily the damage wasn’t horrible for my stocks. I said yesterday that we […]

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Bear Tease #SassyMusings 6/11/14

Ouch, that had to have hurt if you have been bearish for a few weeks. Still getting that 2013 type of market. Ride it until it doesn’t work is better than trying to time the end of it. First, if you haven’t checked out my pre-market interview this morning on Benzinga, check it out :-). […]

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Seems the Tortoise is in the Lead #SassyMusings 6/10/14

As part of my service I  periodically tweet out market stats (such as breadth and what I am seeing etc)  throughout the day. This morning I mentioned the bifurcation in the market as breadth was lower, SPX was moving lower (even taking out the lows of the day at one point), VIX was higher and yet […]

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Anxiety is Palpable #SassyMusings 6/9/14

By no means is it easy for me to stay long. I can feel the anxiety everywhere and I can’t pretend it doesn’t affect me. Having said that it is also what helps me stay long. I sense most people are either 1) short 2) on the sidelines waiting for a pullback 3) very very […]

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2013 Style #SassyMusings 6/5/14

For the last couple weeks I have expressed that the market felt very much like 2013 and that I was bullish. Today confirmed that. If you were long, you were paid! Now things will probably get more difficult at least while some of these gains digest. However, for now I still think we have amazing set-ups […]

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Boolish #SassyMusings 6/4/14

I got nothing exciting to say here. Good day, great week. Swings are finally working and paying. Locked in some gains today. ECB tomorrow. I have zero clue what will happen, but I will go with the path of least resistance until that changes. So I’m boolish. People seem pretty anxious right now (anecdotal) and I […]

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Focus on What’s Working #SassyMusings 6/3/14

Had an awesome day today. As I mentioned last week and over the weekend and in several tweets, I was seeing tons of great long swing set-ups in healthcare and industrials. I positioned myself nicely to benefit from them, which I have been since last week. So far this could still play out, which is what I wrote […]

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Another Day for the Bulls #SassyMusings 6/2/14

I took a break from SassyMusings last week. I got lazy after having a 3-day’s off for Memorial day weekend. It happens :-). Nice day for the bulls. Morning was gross, but BTFD worked and for now I’m going with what is working. Had a couple good day trades in GS and GOOGL and put […]

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So is This Bearish or Just More Chop? #SassyMusings 5/20/14

Well well well, what do we have here? SPX once again remains in chop. Today was a good day and it’s because I stuck to my plan and didn’t let noise shake me out this morning (which I have done many times before). The morning was weak, but then we began to recover and I […]

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For Curious Minds

Among many other things that I provide all week to my members, each weekend I post open interest and my thoughts. For those who have asked here is what I posted on Saturday before the week began. You can see many of them worked nicely if you new where the levels were. One thing I […]

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Fugly!!! #SassyMusings 5/15/14

Well I for one did not come into this morning expecting what we got. If you did, bravo! The good news is that when I got long on Monday, I took most of my profits already except for a couple runners (because you just can’t hold anything in this market). The bad news is I […]

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Good Day To Be A Bull Today #SassyMusings 5/12/14

Last week before the close I told my subscribers that I felt a nice gap up coming. I then wrote about my expectations for a bullish week to non subscribers here. So far that is looking good as well as the transportation and industrial sectors as I mentioned. Our entire watch list pretty much triggered […]

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This Market is on Crack Yo, Part III #SassyMusings 5/8/14

All day long, WTF goes through my head. Musk had a mixed day…..TSLA taken out back, SCTY rises like the sun (except in NYC where it never rises anymore). PCLN almost did a round trip. Get it, “trip.” Ok never mind, lame I know. If you think you know something, you don’t. Or I don’t. […]

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I Don’t Know Sh$t and Neither Does Anyone Else #SassyMusings 5/7/14

When you take a step back and just look at how the markets are trading, it’s actually humorous. For instance, first thing I noticed this morning when we were selling off were the financials were holding up. The only thing I could think was WTF? No one really knows what the F* is going on, […]

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Twitter Tarnished Tuesday #SassyMusings 5/6/14

Now the third time I got to recycle that picture. It was inevitable that a Tuesday would fail. I’m sure you knew that….I hope you did. Yesterday wasn’t much fun for me. I didn’t enjoy missing out on the bounces, but I stuck to my plan and today was good confirmation of why I have […]

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Bird Down Part II #SassyMusings 4/29/14

I am recycling pictures from last earnings. Honestly not sure why so many people went long TWTR before earnings. Not that I’m hating, but it wasn’t like they did anything meaningful to make me think metrics had changed. Plus even earnings beats have been beaten up this season. Anyway, if you are down, I am […]

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The Entire V-Shape Reversal in One Day #SassyMusings 4/28/14

We used to get V-shape reversals that lasted at least a couple weeks, now we have both the down and the up side of the V in one day. What’s interesting is that while the indices pretty much made up all today’s losses, many stocks that sold off this morning did not. If I counted […]

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Market Back on Crack #SassyMusings 4/24/14

So we get a few flat days and then have big up/down days. They are getting less exciting. Where are we going from here? If you say you know then more power to you, but I don’t believe you. AMZN pretty much flat after earnings so far. Let’s see what the king of magic Bezo’s can […]

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A Little Bit of Market Churn #SassyMusings 4/23/14

FB reported great earnings, but so far fairly muted response. It’s early. Do people really play ZNGA games still? I guess so. GILD had amazing earnings and only closed up 1.4%. So you could make the argument that the bull market is over. However, I would keep an open mind and say maybe the bull market […]

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Still Trying to Navigate the Confusing Market #SassyMusings 4/21/14

NFLX up a little right now (10 min after the close). Good earnings, good guidance and going to charge more for new subscribers soon. That should be good for the stock, but let’s see if people who didn’t get out above 400 sell into it or not. Will be a big market momo test. Day […]

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The Quiet Before More Storm #SassyMusings 4/16/14

Snoozefest today, which while it didn’t provide much intra-day opportunity was probably much needed after the recent volatility. The volatility will surely be back soon. GOOG or GOOGL (how annoying is that) paid per clips down and so far stock taking a hit. IBM as well. You think it affects the market tomorrow? I have no clue. TLT […]

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Way More Fun Than Last Year! #SassyMusings 4/15/14

I said it yesterday and I will say it again today….this market is on crack yo! Last year the bulk of my profits came from swings, but in this environment you can make so much intra-day if you play it right and have no overnight risk. And the greatest part is if you miss a […]

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Some Crazy Sic Moves #SassyMusings 14/14/14

This market is on crack yo…..I mean WTF? Decent size gap up today, but took a little over an hour this morning before there seemed to be any conviction as to whether it would hold. I came in flat today, but then seeing the gap hold and internals strong I tried two longs. A short […]

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I Guess the Answer Was Pounced #SassyMusings 4/10/14

The title is in reference to my post two days ago titled, Is That a Bounce or Are You About to Get Pounced. Yellen doesn’t get follow through love like Ben. Why an old lady would sign up for a job like that is beyond me. I’d rather retire somewhere and chill. So happy that […]

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Let Me Clarify What I Meant by Rate Hike #SassyMusings 4/9/14

Fun day huh? I must thank Yellen for that pop we got to sell into. Essentially the Fed clarified backtracked out of that detailed description of rate hikes. As I mentioned yesterday, I think the brunt of the selling is over (for the time being). I don’t think all stocks blast to new highs like they […]

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Is That a Bounce or Are You About to Get Pounced? #SassyMusings 4/8/14

  I don’t know, can we call today a bounce? It’s not a 2013 bounce, but hey a bounce is a bounce. Finacials still meh led by the big dog himself GS. Tech hung in there pretty well, but was somewhat bifurcated. Of course it was led down by the other dog herself AAPL. I […]

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Case of the Monday’s #SassyMusings

I know lame title cause it’s just too obvious. Deal with it. Follow through with some more downside is not bullish by the way (now I sound like Keith, yikes! I won’t do that again). So when will we get a good bounce? You know, reward the dip buyers, shake out the shorts, give CNBC […]

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Where’s All The Money Yo? #SassyMusings 4/3/14

If you are watching the momentum stocks you may be wondering where all the money is going? Well, I see some select energy, semi’s, financials, and oh yes, old time tech. Which brings me to my…. Tweet of the day:  I’m going to venture to say that won’t last all year. We either start rotating […]

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All SPX Roads Lead to The Same Place #SassyMusings 4/2/14

And where do those roads lead? All time highs of course. Divergences, Shmivergences. We are back at all time highs! Woohoo Ok I’m exaggerating. Although we are at highs, it just doesn’t feel the same as it did last year does it? Well that is probably because there are a lot of laggards that aren’t […]

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The Market and It’s 15 Minutes of Fame – #SassyMusings 4/1/14

First day of the second quarter and money flowed in as expected. Of course it all flowed into a gap up, the very start of the day and the last 15 minutes of the day. SPX at new highs. A bit of recovery in the biotech’s and the momentum stocks. So far trend seems to […]

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Monday Morning Fake-out – SassyMusings 3/31/14

Please check out my latest piece on TheStreet today. Bulls Make Money, Bears Make Money, How Can Anybody Make Money Right now? Today: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Once again we had the overnight lift, brought some hope back in, and crushed it. Except for the IWM, which was trading in its own world today. Anyone chasing those momo […]

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Market Wants to Eat You Alive – SassyMusings 3/25/14

If the market feels like it is biting your head off and eating it alive, you aren’t alone. The BEST thing to do is wait it out or at least trade very small. The momentum and bio stocks being beaten down is bearish, yet the indexes are doing a good job hiding that. So will […]

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Shake’em Out and Take Us Higher – SassyMusings 3/20/14

A lot of chop recently, shake’n’bake yesterday, and fly away today. Semiconductors (SMH) and Financials (XLF) going higher tends to be bullish for the overall market. Stay with the trend for now. Speaking of financials, they were a very nice gift today because as I posted yesterday I got long FAS and KRE call options […]

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Will the Market Sail or Fail? SassyMusings 3/17/14

The key to surviving as a short term trader is adaptation. I came into this week with a more bearish bias as you can see here. After today’s gap up that managed to hold firm the entire day, I am more neutral and ready for whatever comes next. SPX managed to trade over the 1850 […]

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FUGLY! – 3/13/14 SassyMusings

Ugly day. If you have been following my blog all week, then you know I should have stuck to my original thesis, which is that we would get to 183 or 185. Alas, the market never makes things easy and I closed my puts yesterday morning. Today I tried some SPY calls a little below […]

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Being a Bull is so Much More Fun #SassyMusings 3/12/14

Last night, here, I wrote this, “Either way I’m holding my swing longs (that haven’t stopped me out) and puts in SPY, WYNN, & NFLX. And for those of you that know me, you know that is rare.” This morning at 10:10 EST I wrote this:  Right after that, I bought a couple things on sale, did some […]

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Mayday! Mayday! We are Falling #SassyMusings 3/11/14

First and foremost, I had my first contribution to TheStreet today. I have no idea if I will continue to write for them, but I thought I would give it at try. Will you do me a favor and click on it so that it gets some traffic please? My-Street-article-click-me. Thanks 🙂 As I mentioned […]

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It’s Time to Buy Twitter. Say What?!?!

When TWTR was trading around the price of $40 back in December of 2013, I took to twitter and said that it was a good buying opportunity and that it would be chased higher very shortly. About a week later it began moving higher and in just a couple weeks was trading over $70. I […]

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Boring Can Be Bullish – March 5th #SassyMusings

I started the week not having much conviction on many of the momentum stocks. That obviously changed Tuesday. I have been tracking FB calls across March and June and so far almost all the high open interest calls (many bought in blocks) are still there. After yesterday’s bullish day, I did get back in. AMZN […]

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Turn Around Tuesday or Doomsday? Big Bets on Tech Going Higher #SassyMusings March 3rd

As I mentioned over the weekend here, we were short term overbought based on stocks over their 20-day MA. . You add that to geopolitical events and the uncertainty they create and you get a tough environment for stocks to move further up in. Although today didn’t necessarily “feel good,” for the bulls, it’s hard to […]

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The Market Givith and the Market Taketh Away + Short Interest Updates – Feb. 26th

Sour ending to the day. Hello BIDU!!!! Woot. Dougie got really excited about the TSLA convertible note (I presume that was his reason for shorting the entire time whether he admits it or not). Unfortunately for him, it started going higher instead (face-plant). And! This from TSLA: sees 2020 Gigafactory Tesla vehicle volume about 500,000/year. TSLA […]

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TSLA TSLA TSLA TSLA – Feb 25th #SassyMusings

TSLA TSLA TSLA TSLA!!!!! Oh snap!  My guess from last night was correct by 0.4% – SPY. FSLR taking away my halo….obviously it’s not a stock backed by #MagicalMusk. Very disappointing. I don’t know what the deal is with BIDU. Either no one is interested for a reason or everyone is too busy with TSLA TSLA […]

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We Going Down & I Sold FB – Feb 24th #SassyMusings

Call me crazy, but I’m near term cautious right now. If I had to guess I would say tomorrow will be a down day. If we get SPY 183 I will look for a possible entry to get long. And if instead we keep going higher tomorrow than it’s good I was just guessing.  #neverwrong 😉 […]

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Doug getting run over – Feb 19th SassyMusings

  TSLA squeezing the Dougie’s of the world. Had some intra-day drama in the markets today. Perhaps just working off some overbought froth. It was a bit concerning that we had a few large negative ticks. Let’s see…. So far most of my positions look good this week except for V. Loser stock right now, […]

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Soro’s Buying SPY Puts? – Feb 18th SassyMusings

I exited REGN, P, and DECK today. I got long BIDU today per my thoughts that I wrote about this weekend here. For better or worse, I am holding GRMN into earnings tomorrow. I will update those SPY 184 Calls and 90 QQQ calls by tomorrow morning via twitter. See here to know the context. […]

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Party Like it’s 1929 – Feb 13th

I took that title from @JBoorman so want to give credit where it’s due. He also got the tweet of the day today (different one – see below). This has been an AMAZING few days for the bulls. I would name off a ton of stocks that have exploded to the upside (many that I […]

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Yellen = Hero #2 + Get Short Interest Updates Feb 11th

What can I really say here? So far Yellen is hero #2 to the bulls. Whether this is a bull trap or not remains to be seen. Small caps and consumer discretionary are lagging, we may be overbought, but for now if it looks like a bull, smells like a bull, then…. I’m not going […]

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Janet to Show Who is Boss – Feb 10th Update

Some market consolidation is a good thing after last weeks rally, but still not liking the underperformance of the small caps and financials. We’ll see. Fed Chairwoman Yellen will speak tomorrow to the House Financial Services Committee. It’s possible her words will be market moving, but the assumption is she isn’t going to say anything stunning…. […]

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Stock Set-ups For Next Week and Other Fun Stuff. Feb. 7th

We had a little fake out this morning after the horrid jobs report. Today felt a little like 2013 didn’t it? Nice to have a little flashback Friday. I guess Ichan is going to be a hero again, AAPL. I am sick to my stomach for not buying options on PCLN this morning even though […]

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Ready for Jobs #’s? + Open Interest AAPL, AMZN, FB, NFLX, TSLA

LNKD beat estimates, but guided lower and is currently being punished. Seems to be a theme so far this year. Not your 2013 market anymore. NFLX is up $4 due to an upgrade at the close. Tomorrow we find out if the SPY 181 call buyers were right (albeit maybe too early and will likely suffer […]

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Bird Down, Market Sloppy & LNKD Tomorrow – Feb 5th

Market made a new low and then had a decent bounce. Was it the bottom? Who knows. Tomorrow the ECB decides on rates and Friday is jobs #’s. Both can be catalysts. TWTR beat, but currently trading lower. We’ll see how long they stay in the penalty box for. P also beat and trading lower; […]

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How Bad is This Correction? + OI for P, TWTR, YELP – Feb 4th

Apparently retailers are on strike this year….either that or they are all going to KORS. What a great pop…. It was backed by those #WiseGuys. See here to see where I mentioned it last week. AOL is back up so my thanks to anyone buying. Chart of the day: – it’s actually a table taken from this post that […]

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Relentless Selling & Relentless Snowing – February 3rd

Man, there was just no break from the selling today (and if you live in NYC) there was no break from the snowing. Both are annoying. Best thing to do today was the opposite of what I thought…should have shorted everything. Well I’m done looking for a bottom. Maybe it was today, maybe it wasn’t. […]

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Tweet Featured in MarketWatch

This post is  more for me as a keepsake :-). http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2014/01/31/strategists-eyeball-these-sp-500-levels/

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Stocks I Mentioned Last Week Of January

We have a very indecisive market right now and I’m staying light with my trades. Throughout the week I stated stocks that I took or am currently in. This is not an exhaustive list of everything I am holding, but I thought I would update the trades I highlighted in my previous posts in SassyMusings […]

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Sassy Musings Jan 30. AMZN’s Been Shot

Looks like a drone shot down AMZN; however, how many times have we seen that dip bought off of the conference call or by next day dip hunters?  GOOG basically not doing anything for now. CMG, which ironically had the most bearish sentiment (via StockTwits), is flying high. Was the 4% correction enough? I don’t know, but […]

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Sassy Musings Jan 29, 2014 – Farewell Dear Ben

The Fed cut 10 billion as expected. Guess we have to rely on the economy now. Good news is good, bad is bad? Everyone sees and is waiting for the head and shoulders to play out right? Ok got it. Was just making sure. My ludicrous call from Monday night was a failure….we breached the […]

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Sassy Market Musings Jan 28th, 2014

ES Futures are throwing a sucker punch to the bears tonight after Turkey announces overnight rate hikes  to 12% up 4.25%. This could spur other countries to make similar moves which helps curb investor fears. Read here. Ichan saved AAPL from falling into the depths of hell today. Perhaps on his next date with Cook he […]

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Market Wrap-up Jan 27th

Ichan is currently playing darts with Tim Cook’s head. Doug finally got something right with his AAPL call (so far) and has been possessed by the gloating monster. Cat rose over 6% today and is trying to mind f$#k us by getting us to believe China isn’t THAT bad. Biotechs (IBB) fell to levels we […]

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HSP – Stock or Options Technical Set-Up

This is an ‘A’ set-up for me. On the daily chart it is just breaking out from a long consolidation period. On the weekly chart (below) you will see a volume pocket just above. Typically when a stock gets into a volume pocket it will quickly filly it. Earnings on Feb 12th. This is easy […]

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Despite the Obvious Transparency, What in Fact is LULU Covering up?

A peek through Lulu –  An anecdotal, fundamental and technical look. Is LULU truly transparent or are they actually diverging investors’ attention from their dwindling assetts.   Annecdotal Lululemon was one of my first stock purchases. I bought it before I knew what PE meant, before I knew that technical analysis existed, and before I […]

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Higher Taxes Suck. Here is One Way to Profit – The Bullish Case for $HRB

Nobody wants to pay higher taxes, but since it’s likely inevitable, might as well look for a way to profit. I’m mostly a technical trader, but that doesn’t mean I ignore fundamentals or a good thesis for a stock to move higher. Below you will find some fundamental reasons, my own thesis, and technical reasons […]

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