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

Markets climbed higher yet again last week, with both SPX and the Dow making new all-time highs.  Last weekend, in my Market Forecast, I wrote:

"For the new week, it does seem like buyers are still trickling in. But, there's definitely caution on the market, as stocks have risen quite far in a month."

The broader market was stuck in a tight trading range, but, glided higher nevertheless.  We had a mixed week.  Here are the closed trades for the week:

LNKD Options Sell to close 5.00 (1.19%) of LNKD Nov 22 2014 Call 232.5 at 5.00000 2.04% ($50.00) Profit
SWKS Options Sell to close 10.00 (0.84%) of SWKS Nov 22 2014 Call 62.0 at 1.75000 29.63% ($400.00) Profit
SWKS Options Sell to close 10.00 (0.82%) of SWKS Nov 22 2014 Call 62.0 at 1.70000 25.93% ($350.00) Profit
AMZN Options Sell to close 5.00 (1.98%) of AMZN Nov 22 2014 Call 325.0 at 8.35000 32.54% ($1,025.00) Profit
FEYE Options Sell to close 10.00 (0.38%) of FEYE Nov 22 2014 Call 33.0 at 0.80000 -70.91% ($-1,950.00) Loss
NOV Options Sell to close 10.00 (0.29%) of NOV Nov 22 2014 Call 73.0 at 0.60000 -72.11% ($-1,551.67) Loss
NFLX Options Sell to close 5.00 (1.37%) of NFLX Nov 22 2014 Put 380.0 at 5.75000 -25.32% ($-975.00) Loss
GILD Options Sell to close 10.00 (2.35%) of GILD Nov 22 2014 Put 105.0 at 5.00000 87.27% ($2,330.00) Profit
FAS Options Sell to close 10.00 (0.62%) of FAS Nov 14 2014 Put 119.0 at 1.30000 -49.22% ($-1,260.00) Loss
V Options Sell to close 10.00 (0.22%) of V Nov 14 2014 Put 247.5 at 0.45000 -68.86% ($-950.00) Loss
NOV Options Sell to close 10.00 (0.58%) of NOV Nov 22 2014 Call 73.0 at 1.20000 -43.4% ($-920.00) Loss
MLNX Options Sell to close ...
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Another Day, Another New High! XRT, WMT, FOSL, LULU, RL, HAL, BHI

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Weekly Wrap-Up + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, FDN, GLD, FAS, BTK, GS, BAC, JPM, V, MA, WFC, BIIB, CELG, LLY, CLVS, GOOG, PCLN, AMZN, NFLX

Last weekend, in my Market Forecast, I wrote:

"I think the market will pause to consolidate to begin the week. Tuesday's election will likely affect the market. Lots of earnings are coming in. If the markets hold their ...

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

Last weekend, in my Market Forecast, I wrote:

"I think the market will pause to consolidate to begin the week. Tuesday's election will likely affect the market. Lots of earnings are coming in. If the markets hold their ...

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Weekly Wrap-Up + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, BTK, FAS, XLE, FDN, GS, WFC, JPM, AIG, BABA, SINA, SOHU, PCLN, TRIP, BRCM, INTC, TXN, APA, APC

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

Stocks made another huge jump last week, sending SPX and the Dow to new all-time highs!  

Markets were flat on Monday, but, by Tuesday's close SPX was testing resistance at above 1980.  Wednesday saw some consolidation.  Stocks pushed higher on ...

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LinkedIn (LNKD) Earnings Play Explained, +286% Profit

LinkedIn (LNKD) reported earnings on Thursday after market.  The report, from a very general perspective, is perhaps less than stellar.  Its quarterly profit was 52 cents a share, above average estimate of 47 cents.  However, it did post a net ...

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Weekly Wrap-Up + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, BTK, FAS, XLE, FDN, AGN, GILD, AMGN, MA, APC, HES, FLR, XOM, CVX, TWTR, FB

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

Stocks had a strong week last week, bouncing back to close near 1965, from last week's close of below 1890, an impressive feat!  Besides a stutter on Wednesday, all three major market indices made advances on four of last week's ...

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Scoring +285% Profit Overnight on BRCM! SPX, Nasdaq, BRCM, YHOO, CREE, BIIB, ISRG, YELP

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Weekly Wrap-Up + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, BTK, FAS, SOXX, XLE, AAPL, IBM, YHOO, MSFT, BRCM, XLNX, BIIB, CELG, ILMN, GS, JPM, WFC, OXY, HAL, DO, EOG

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Things once again went ...

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Weekly Wrap-Up + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, BTK, FAS, SOXX, XLE

It was another volatile week.  Stocks tumbled during the first 3 days of trading, hitting an intraday low of 1820.66 on Wednesday before bouncing back.  But, by Friday's close, SPX was back up to test 1890!

Things once again went ...

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