Weekly Wrap-Up + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, GLD, XLE, FAS, FDN, AIG, BIDU, SOHU, APA, TSO, GOOG, AMZN, LNKD, TWTR, NFLX

Markets rallied last week, as oil bounced. Energy shares were strong. Financials also got a good pop. We traded well last week pushing the Ecstatic Plays portfolio to a new high! Our calls on energy and internet plays did very well. Here are the closed trades:

D Feb 20 2015 Put 77.5 $1.975 $550.00 38.60% 02/06/2015
GS Feb 20 2015 Call 182.5 $3.125 $-525.00 -14.38% 02/06/2015
QIHU Feb 20 2015 Call 60.0 $3.90 $150.00 4.00% 02/06/2015
QIHU Feb 20 2015 Call 60.0 $3.90 $150.00 4.00% 02/06/2015
TWTR Feb 20 2015 Call 47.0 $1.94 $-350.00 -15.28% 02/06/2015
TWTR Feb 20 2015 Call 45.0 $3.70 $825.00 28.70% 02/06/2015
GOOG Feb 20 2015 Call 525.0 $10.10 $300.00 6.32% 02/06/2015
Z Feb 20 2015 Call 100.0 $5.10 $-1,375.00 -35.03% 02/06/2015
TWTR Feb 20 2015 Call 42.0 $4.925 $937.50 61.48% 02/06/2015
FB Feb 20 2015 Call 76.0 $1.285 $-2,665.00 -67.47% 02/05/2015
NFLX Feb 06 2015 Put 455.0 $9.00 $350.00 8.43% 02/04/2015
GS Feb 20 2015 Call 177.5 $4.70 $675.00 16.77% 02/04/2015
GILD Feb 20 2015 Put 100.0 $4.65 $-1,025.00 -18.06% 02/04/2015
CSIQ Feb 20 2015 Call 25.0 $2.75 $350.00 9.27% 02/03/2015
LNKD Feb 06 2015 Call 225.0 $14.05 $1,625.00 30.09% 02/03/2015
LVS Feb 20 2015 Put 55.0 $0.91 $-2,215.00 -70.88% 02/03/2015
SPWR Feb 20 2015 Call 24.0 $3.225 $981.6666 43.76% 02/03/2015
SPWR Feb 20 2015 Call 24.0 $3.175 $931.6666 41.53% 02/03/2015
SPWR Feb 20 2015 Call 24.0 $3.35 $1,106.6666 49.33% 02/03/2015
RIG Feb 20 2015 Call 16.0 $1.58 $410.00 35.04% 02/02/2015
FAS Feb 06 2015 Put 110.0 $6.375 $737.50 30.10% 02/02/2015

For the week, the Dow was up +659.34 points; SPX added +60.48 points; Nasdaq gained +109.16 points. Oil bounced to around $52/barrel, while gold sank down to near $1235/ounce. At the time of this writing, Asian markets were mixed. Let's see ...

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Weekly Wrap-Up + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, GLD, XLE, FAS, FDN

Markets rallied last week, as oil bounced.  Energy shares were strong.  Financials also got a good pop.  We traded well last week pushing the Ecstatic Plays portfolio to a new high!  Our calls on energy and internet plays did very ...

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Big Movers Wednesday! NFLX, WYNN, CMG, RL, GILD, DIS, DATA, GMCR

This market has been really volatile, and, we have been finding winners on both sides!  Today, my Ecstatic Plays portfolio reached a new all-time high, up +136% in the past 365 days:

If this was a chart for a stock, ...

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Weekly Wrap-Up + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, XRT, XLE, FAS, FDN, WFC, PNC, STI, YELP, TWTR, LNKD, EXPE, APC, XOM, BP, UA, KORS

Markets took a tumble last week. Things were again volatile. Although big tech companies such as AAPL, GOOG, and AMZN delivered solid earnings, they were not able to offset the overall weakness.

We had positions on both sides going into ...

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Weekly Wrap-Up + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, XRT, XLE, FAS, FDN

Markets took a tumble last week.  Things were again volatile.  Although big tech companies such as AAPL, GOOG, and AMZN delivered solid earnings, they were not able to offset the overall weakness.

We had positions on both sides going into ...

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Amazon (AMZN) Finally Delivers!

For a year now, AMZN has been disappointing investors, not being able to produce a solid quarter.  Since reach above $400 in January 2014, AMZN stock has dropped down to below $285, and struggled to establish a base between about ...

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Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, FAS, BTK, FDN, IGV, GOOG, AMZN, FB, OSTK, YHOO, MA, V, PSX, VLO, TSO, BIIB, CELG, AMGN

Markets bounced last week and we had a very good week locking in profits on upside trades, as discussed in my Weekly Wrap-Up post.

For the week, the Dow was up +161.03 points; SPX added +32.4 points; Nasdaq gained ...

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Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, FAS, BTK, FDN, IGV

Markets bounced last week and we had a very good week locking in profits on upside trades, as discussed in my Weekly Wrap-Up post.

For the week, the Dow was up +161.03 points; SPX added +32.4 points; Nasdaq gained ...

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Weekly Wrap-Up: TWTR, BIDU, BA, OXY

The market managed a bounce this past week.  Earnings have been mixed, with weakness in the financials.  Energy stocks were still listless, although refiners (TSO, PSX, MPC, VLO) were on fire last week, "proverbially", as literally would not have been ...

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Netflix (NFLX): Here We Go Again!

In October, NFLX took a huge drop after its earnings!  I wrote an article to show the big trading range that NFLX traded in and where it might be heading (Click here to see the article).

Today, after ...

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Weekly Wrap-Up + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, GLD, XLE, FAS, FDN, GS, VLO, GLD, MS, AXP, HAL, IBM, NFLX, FFIV, EBAY

Stocks recorded another losing week last week. In my Market Forecast, I wrote:

"We will definitely get a feel from the financials, which could drive the broader market one way or the other. We have support at SPX 2000 ...

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Weekly Wrap-Up + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, GLD, XLE, FAS, FDN

Stocks recorded another losing week last week.  In my Market Forecast, I wrote:

"We will definitely get a feel from the financials, which could drive the broader market one way or the other. We have support at SPX 2000 ...

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