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Archive for September, 2011

Posted by Martin September 28, 2011

Market slips after 4 day ride up.

As I expected, the market lost its steam. Seller stepped in and they were selling. Stocks struggled to rise. Durable goods orders slid as expected. Today morning I bought my SPY puts to ride this downturn. At this point it seems like the market is trading in a range within a bear market. We may Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 27, 2011

Stocks end with intraday losses

As I was expecting a few hours ago, this market wasn’t strong enough to sustain the gains and closed lower on intraday basis. SPY opened at $118.53 and closed the day at $117.55, not a huge loss, but an evidence of losing steam. Also periodicals are speaking about downside risks outweighing upside. I will see Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 27, 2011

The market continues up on hopes and wishfull thinking

Investors are tired, exhausted and frustrated seeing the market tanking for this long time without any bright light at the end of the tunnel. Therefore they are literally buying any news and today is a great example of them trying to convince themselves that we are out of the forest and we will be growing Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 27, 2011

Funny Money

Funny Money

It is really funny watching what the market is doing these days. Optimism replacing pessimism within days. Last week we heard what the worst week for the markets it was since 2008 and today we see a great optimism again just to be replaced with a pessimism next week. Today, the news are trumpeting how Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 26, 2011

Impressive rally today, but not convincing

Impressive rally today, but not convincing

The market rallied (SPY) today and the rally was impressive after a week of fall. But what is behind this rally? Let’s take a look at fundamental reasons, at least, what I could see on the Internet: Stocks jump on hopes for a Europe fix; Dow up 272 That’s what Yahoo! says as its top Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 23, 2011

Agribusiness ETF (MOO) a long term trade with income stream

In many of my previous posts I mentioned that I like my investments to create income, which can be used for further investments. There is an ETF which can provide this opportunity. It is Agrobusiness ETF (MOO) and it trades in a channel and it touched its lower boundary of the range. It is highly Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 23, 2011

SPY puts closed on rising market

The market waved losses at the opening and continued growing after yesterday’s sell-off. Looks like investors are at ease for now. It is understandable. I decided to get out of my SPY puts to protect my gains and re-enter later. Yesterday SPY didn’t get through its support level. The last 30 minutes rally pushed the Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 22, 2011

Saga continues

The market dropped to my re-entry buy point and I re-entered SPY put position. The market may continue down, or close the gap. I think it will continue down. If I am wrong I will get out of this position quickly. If you wish to track my trading, check the “Recent buys & sells” in Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 22, 2011

Update on market – more profit taking this morning

It is nice to be correct. The market was poised to a bearish trend and it sure did. In just two sessions we saw big sell offs. I was thinking what would push the market that down? Was it FED? I doubt this would be the only reason. There are a few items I could Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 22, 2011

Profit taking again – another $1000 gain at opening

OK, the market opened sharply lower as expected and I decided to take some profits. I noticed that when SPY opens lower with gap, it has a tendency to close that gap during the day. If I am correct, SPY will go up today and close around 116 level, where I will re-enter my put Continue reading →