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Now or Never for the Financial Stocks/ New Trade/ Profit Alert!!!

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

1:40pm (EST)

We mentioned there could be a positive catalyst this week with today’s bank stress tests results expected after the closing bell.  Although the Financial stocks were slow and steady last year, the market has been waiting on them to lead “the” next leg higher.

The current stress tests are conducted by the Federal Reserve on the largest US banks to determine how prepared they are to withstand another possible financial crisis if one were to happen.

The tests are required under the banking reform legislation the zombies passed after the 2008 financial crisis.  Last year, similar zombie tests showed 17-of-18 of the largest US banks could easily withstand a possible economic meltdown worse than the 2008 crisis.

Obviously, a perfect score would be super bullish but there are going to be 30 under the microscope after the close.  The impact of more than one or several banks getting a “F” might be bearish but overall we expect the sector to get an “A”.  The bigger tests are next week when the market will get a better clue on if the Financial stocks can raise their dividends.

Today’s results will impact Friday’s trading along with triple-digit witching day for options.  Volatility could pick up a notch, good or bad, but the market could be setting up for a sweet spot that we mentioned would once again have the fund managers chasing.

As we make the turn, the indexes are pushing resistance once again and a follow through on Friday could get fresh highs in play.

The Dow is higher by 121 points to 16,343 while the S&P 500 is gaining 12 points to 1,872.  The Nasdaq is jumping 19 points to 4,326 and the Russell 2K is advancing 4 points to 1,199.81.  The small-caps have traded to a high of 1,199.98 as we head to press and We would like to see 1,200 trigger in the second half of trading.  The S&P Volatility Index ($VIX, 14.70, down 50) is back below 15.

Subscribers, hit the Members Area as we are seeing some green on the first day of Spring!  We have a Profit Alert on a trade that is up 67% and we are ringing the register on a quarter of the position.  We also have a New Trade we are getting into.

Special Note:  We could have additional New Trades and/ or Profit Alerts this afternoon so stay locked-and-loaded into the close.

Bulls Banking on Financial Sector

Monday, January 13th, 2014

9:00am (EST)

The bulls tried to regain some momentum to start the week but after an opening pop the indexes dropped to close in negative territory on Monday.  It was the third-straight session of mixed to lower action but the bulls rebounded on Tuesday to push resistance.  Wednesday was a back test to support after the Fed minutes were released and Thursday was a flat day ahead of the Nonfarm Payrolls report.  Despite the disappointing number, the bulls rallied as the Fed may have been put on hold to further quantitative easing cuts.  (continued…)

Bulls, Bears & Bubbles

Friday, November 8th, 2013

1:15pm (EST)

The chatter of a bubble, a top, frothy, overextended and the market has peaked reached new heights yesterday as the talking heads interviewed a lot of bears.  Major financial publications have warned of a market correction in recent weeks saying THE top is in but all of them have been wrong all year long.

The gains in January needed to be sold. Sell in May and go away, the summer doldrums, a shaky September, a scary October.  Sound familiar?

Much of the market noise is created by people who don’t do homework and we try our best to ignore the music.  The talking heads simply react to the market instead of planning on where the market will be.

In early February, our yearend Price Targets for the indexes were Dow 16,000; S&P 1,700; Nasdaq 3,800; Russell (2000) 1,025.  We always wait until January finishes to predict our yearend targets and most of our subscribers thought our PT’s were frothy.

We are still waiting on the Dow to play catch up and although the other 3 indexes have triggered our targets, we won’t mind under guessing if the major averages end higher or at current levels.

Of course, there are still 7 weeks of trading left and the market will continue to face headwinds and tailwinds we always keep our Price Targets as is.  Some of the knuckleheads that come on the tube have been raising theirs all year and some are now lowering them.

We like to keep it simple by playing the trend and while the market is still in an uptrend, we did warn 2 weeks ago a trading range could develop with the Dow showing some strength.  We have been covering the Dow Theory in recent weeks and we will wind up the overview this weekend as it has proved to be a helpful tool.

Today’s action has been bullish as a surprising Nonfarm Payroll report that weighed on futures is now being taken bullishly.  Another encouraging sign is the Financial stocks are showing some strength and they will be needed if the bulls are going to continue to push new highs.

We said Friday’s have been bullish and the volatile week has shaken out the weaker hands.  There could be another week of a trading range but with November options expiring next week, there will be a battle at key strike prices so anything can happen.

We are still trading somewhat light as we have 3 November trades in play that we are riding out.  We have started a few December and January trades but we don’t want to have too many bullish positions open until we get confirmation the next leg up is underway.  We could be getting close.

We have a ton of good news we will be bringing you next week, including our annual promotion we only run once a year.  We are excited as we are closing out our sixth-straight year of profitability.

We have returned some incredible gains over the past 2 months and continue to provide the BEST options trades in the business.  Take a look at these gains in September and October:

+213% OPK (LEAP) call options

+103% NPSP call options

+319% JCP put options

+182% NPSP (LEAP) call options

+67%  KOG (LEAP) call options

+172% NPSP call options

+201% CRM call options

As far as the market, today’s rebound is what we were looking for.  The Dow is up 87 points to 15,681 while the S&P 500 is higher by 15 points to 1,762.  The Nasdaq is advancing 54 points and is back above 3,900 to 3,911.  The Russell 2000 is jumping 19 points to 1,098.

We have some last minute updates for our current trades and there is an earnings play we are still on the fence with that we could make an official recommendation before the close.  If we take a position we will send out a Trade Alert but if you don’t hear from us we will be back Sunday night with the Weekly Wrap and Monday morning with the Daily.  Until then have a great weekend everyone!

Money Moving In on Monday’s, McDonald’s (MCD) Misses

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

1:10pm (EST

After a slow start, the bulls are trying to make another push higher and if current levels hold, it will be the fourth-straight up Monday and another set of all-time highs.  The blue-chips are showing some strength despite the earnings miss by McDonald’s (MCD, $97.67, down $2.60) this morning before the bell.

The company reported a profit of $1.38 a share on revenue of $7.08 billion.  The suit-and-ties were looking for $1.40 a share on sales of $7.09 billion.  It was a sluggish quarter and the company said July sales are also expected to be flat.  Shares are down nearly 3% and have accounted for 20 negative points on the Dow.

The Financial stocks continue to show strength as JPMorgan Chase (JPM, $56.59, up $0.43) and Bank of America (BAC, $14.95, up $0.20) continue to set new 52-week peaks and Tech is rebounding from Friday’s pullback and is pushing resistance again.

We threw the kitchen sink at you this morning as to what to expect from the market over the next few weeks and for those of you just joining us, remember to login to the Members Area to check all of the chart work for the indexes and for our current trades.

We said this would be a busy week with earnings that could have a major impact on direction this week and so far we like what we see.  We have been closing our current call option trades and rining the register as we move to higher highs but we have become somewhat cautious as the major indexes are close to triggering our yearend targets.  It doesn’t mean we are bearish as we will continue to trade the trend, it just means we need to be careful and take profits when we can.

We still haven’t seen a “capitulation” or blow-off top to new highs as the July climb has been slow and steady.  Money is still moving into the market and volume is picking up.  These are bullish signs and we covered a lot of this in this morning’s Daily and the Weekly Wrap.

Gold and Silver are also rebounding and we talked about how they could continue to do so before another steep drop.  Gold is higher by $40 an ounce to $1,333 while Silver is up over a buck to $20.55.  Both metals have a little more room to run before they push the next layers of resistance at $1,350 and $22.  A strong move above these levels would signal a bottom is in but don’t trust these rebounds until the next waves are cleared.

We have a lot more to talk about in our Members Area so let’s get on it.  As we head to press, the Dow is up 15 points to 15,558 while the S&P 5oo is advancing 4 points to 1,696.  The Nasdaq is higher by 11 points to 3,599 and the Russell 2000 is gaining 3 points to 1,053.

Subscribers, check the Members Area for the updates.  One of our trades has been closed for a 91% profit as our Hard Stop on the other half has been triggered.

Bulls Having Trouble with May Intraday Highs

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013


The market was choppy for much of Monday’s first half of trading but picked up steam during the second half as the bulls continue to push new highs.  The third-straight up Monday continues to show money is coming into the market as Wall Street pros and hedge fund managers throw in the towel but there are still a few technical hurdles that remain.

The headlines will read the major indexes closed at new highs but 2 of the major 4 averages continue to struggle with their May intraday highs.  The chances are good they will fall but it is something we continue to watch carefully as it could also mean a “double top”.  Volume was also weak and was the lowest of the year for a full trading session with just 4.9 billion shares exchanging hands.  Today’s action could be much the same as Wall Street awaits more Ben Bernanke testimony.


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    3) Took profit on your Imax March 12.5. 20 cent trailing stop at 1.90 yesterday. Not sure what the profit on that was, but profit is profit.

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    Hi, good morning. I jumped the gun a little on this one (PCLN). But still made $1,675.00 profit!! Very happy!! Keep up the good work!! Thanks. TRISH D.

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    I got into the Nike 60 Call at 1.85, sold at 5.00, also bought a 55 put at 1.05, but got stopped out at .35. What a ride! $2830.00 in the black even with the put. It's right at 100% return. I hope earnings season coming up is going to look like this trade. NOEL

    Nice call on Nike. I think I'll go buy a pair with my profits! : ) I did the straddle for safety but still made 62% on the trade. Not bad for less than 24 hours. If Goldman is right, then the Nov 70s or 75's could be a steal today. TODD F.

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    “Rick – Wow what a day! I got in at the Dendreon calls at $2.25. Thanks to for your advice. I appreciate that. This company has a lock on this type of therapy and no one else in the world is close. Kind of reminds me of the type of companies that Peter Lynch and Warren Buffet suggest that investments be made in. Companies that can build a moat around their business model, that allows them to charge a premium for their product or service. In other words - a monopoly.” GREG

    “Hi Rick, Thank you so much for the Dendreon trade, I made almost $10,000 with that trade with a little over $2,000 investment. You have shown me the power of options trading. Again, thank you so much for all your inputs.” KEN

    “Hi Rick, thanks for the encouragement to play the dendreon calls! did freaking great! Got in the first lot at $1.44 on 3-24-09, sold at $2.45, 70% not bad. Bought it back at $2.30 on 4-7-09 closed out on 4-14-09 for 454% gain! Wow! I love it when that happens. So, thanks the encouragement to get back in when others were saying sell, sell, sell. Keep up the good work.” GARETT

    “Rick – Thanks for Dendreon – it has made all the headlines today! I missed on RIMM earlier, but I’ve been holding onto DNDN calls since 3rd week March. Of course today it all paid off today, as DNDN rocketed up.” TERENCE

    Jan. 31 2012
    Rick, new member...Studied all current trades, did some chart work,picked ZNGA, PEP, MGM...Sold on Feb. 2 for $3600.00 profit...Cost for 1-year membership to your newsletter was less than $1000.00..All I have to say..Thank you. John H –

    Rick, I purchased 10 contracts of the Nike March 85 puts Thursday afternoon for $2.00. Thing is, I was upset because the puts went down to $1.60 or so before the market closed. Well, needless to say Nike didn’t impress Wall Street and when I turned on the computer this morning the puts were worth $7.10! Sold them for a $5,100 profit!. Thanks again, you are the MAN. Chuck J-

    Hi Rick,

    I will start off with a thank you for your time and dedication to all
    the research you and your team commit yourself to. This is not me just being excited about the profits I have accumulated aka (bank) ! You have helped me get back to the passion I had of researching stocks/options. Keith N-

    Hi Rick,

    I want to share my great results on GMCR. Based on your comments on February 15th, I bought 20 options at $0.28. They closed today at $7.00, which is a 2,300% gain. My $560 dollars turned into $14,000 in less than a month. In decades of trading, this is my single best trade ever. Thank you! By the way, the Dow was down 228 points today and I could care less. What a great trade. It proves the amazing power of options. I am so grateful for your service, which calls it straight all the time, your options trading manual, and most of all, your amazing skill
    at finding winning trades. I have attached a copy of the trade from
    my brokerage screen.

    Hi Rick,

    Wow!! my account it up 70% since i joined last month and market is going the opposite direction. Really appreciate your service. I just wanted to drop a note to say THANK YOU. Hope to be with you guys for a very long time. Mel


    Great call on Fosl I bought the may 120 puts for 3.70 yesterday morning just sold for $32.00 today
    Keep up the great work
    Thank you, Henri

    Rick –

    I bought 10 Deckers Outdoor (DECK) May 55 puts at $0.50 on 4/26/12 and sold them on 4/27/12 for $1.65. I made $1150 in one day. Thanks. I knew something good would happen sooner or later.
    HOW THE HECK did you know Green Mountain Coffee (GMCR) was going to go down 20 points???!!!! I bought 10 of the May 35 puts at $0.49 and then 5 more at .30. I sold them at 5.80. Thank you again.
    You have made a believer out of me. Alan

    Rick –
    I have only been a member for about 6 weeks but I have done well on most of the trades. My first two were QQQ and SPY a month ago and since then I've gotten into the groove and been doing well.
    I try to execute the trades that you recommend as soon as you send them out, sometimes I can't and I miss the Entry price. However, sometimes when I miss the Entry, the price goes down and I get a better price.
    That's exactly what happened with GMCR.
    You recommended it at around $.81 I think, but by the time I got to it, the price was $.27. I bought 100 Puts on Wednesday May 2, 2012 and sold half of them 24 hours later at $5.95 for a nice 2,203% gain. As per your recommendation, as GMCR went above $30 I sold the remaining 50 Puts at $5.50 for a slightly less 2,037% gain.
    On average that one trade netted me a 2,120% gain, entirely based on YOUR recommendation (and a little bit of luck). To put this in real terms, I risked $2,700 on Wednesday and pocketed $54,550 just 24 hours later.
    So uhh, let's do that again real soon!!
    Feel free to use my name. The tax guys have me on speed-dial already anyway. Dennis

    That was awesome on your GMCR pick, I know how risky it can been holding into earnings but you pulled it off. 
    I just started my autotrading with you today and am in on your QQQ play. I look forward this service. 
    I have a busy career and I have tried to follow and trade throughout the day and found it too hard. I hope you continue to have a great year, I plan to go along for the ride. I am starting slow but will pile more in once I have secured some profits. 
    Keep up the good work your trading has been spot on. I am sure you paid your dues to get this point in your career. Anthony


    Great call on GMCR!  I have been trading for about 15 years actively.  This may be the best trade I ever made.  Got in on Monday, April 30 and the stock was up from when you recommended it.  It went up further after I got in.  Here are the facts:
    Monday, April 30th: Bought 15 June 37's at $1.25= $1900 approx
    Thursday, May 3rd: Sold 15 June 37's at $9.30=$13,950
    Gain for the week: $12,050.
    I understand you will not get them all right.  It’s important to ride those winners and as you could tell from my selling price, I sold when the stock went to $28.10, so left a little on the table.  Who can complain.
    Keep the suggestions coming, looking for another jump on your FSLR, one that I have been riding very hard.
    Best regards, Bob

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