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Posted by Martin October 04, 2011

S&P 500 enters a bear territory

Experienced traders and investors analyzing markets on daily basis knew this in the beginning of August 2011. The market started this process of reversal in February 2011. we went sideways and we were creating a head and shoulders pattern (see my previous posts speaking about it during June and July, when this was becoming more Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 03, 2011

Korea Halts Trading After 5% Slump

South Korean shares opened sharply lower Tuesday as investors offloaded stocks following a slide on Wall Street and amid concerns that Greece is slipping closer to a default. The Korea Exchange briefly halted program trading to alleviate some of the selling momentum after the main Korea Composite Stock Price Index share index fell over 5%. Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 03, 2011

Shorting SPY once again

Based on the current trading I decided to enter my puts at this point. So I bought 2 contracts of November SPY puts @111 strike. If the market reverses I will quickly liquidate this trade, but if it continues down I will stay riding it. Happy Trading!

Posted by Martin October 03, 2011

Profit taking

I decided to liquidate some of my positions in SPY and FFIV. SPY started to diminish due to time decay so I decided to sell my puts and I will buy November puts since the market is slumping down. I will see at the end of the trading session today. Definitely the market broke thru Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 03, 2011

SPY – will support hold?

Today’s trading will be crucial. The market opened at its support line at $112 level. Will it hold this support or will we break it? If we hold, we may spike back up and stay in the corrective pattern. If we however close below this support line, the market will be poised to slump down Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 03, 2011

Stocks set to dip on fresh fears about Greece

Stocks set to dip on fresh fears about Greece

By CNNMoney staff October 3, 2011: 7:39 AM ET Premarkets. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — On the first trading day of the fourth quarter, U.S. stocks were poised to fall at the open; following a sell off in world markets, as investors fret over Greece’s ability to avoid default and a slowing global economy. Dow Jones Continue reading →

Market ends third quarter with heavy losses

Market ends third quarter with heavy losses

As I wrote in my previous post, investors were just buying a pure wishful thinking, hoping for better times, improvement and trying to avoid recession (in their thoughts). Although some data from US came better than expected, they weren’t strong enough to offset bad data from Europe. So watch the European debt crisis, since it Continue reading →

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 →