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

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 five trading days.

We had a mixed week last week. Our TSLA trades did not work out and we cut the losses. However, BRCM calls did bring us a handsome +285% profit! Here are the closed trades for last week:

BABA Options Sell to close 10.00 (1.75%) of BABA Oct 31 2014 Call 95.0 at 3.40000 36.00% ($900.00) Profit
FSLR Options Sell to close 10.00 (2.37%) of FSLR Nov 22 2014 Call 55.0 at 4.60000 11.92% ($490.00) Profit
TSLA Options Sell to close 5.00 (0.32%) of TSLA Oct 24 2014 Put 230.0 at 1.20000 -82.86% ($-2,900.00) Loss
FAS Options Sell to close 10.00 (0.34%) of FAS Oct 24 2014 Put 99.0 at 0.65000 -56.67% ($-850.00) Loss
MLNX Options Sell to close 5.00 (0.98%) of MLNX Nov 22 2014 Call 45.0 at 3.80000 -7.32% ($-150.00) Loss
APA Options Sell to close 10.00 (1.41%) of APA Nov 22 2014 Call 75.0 at 2.75000 19.57% ($450.00) Profit
TSLA Options Sell to close 5.00 (1.49%) of TSLA Oct 24 2014 Call 230.0 at 5.80000 -22.67% ($-850.00) Loss
BRCM Options Sell to close 10.00 (1.74%) of BRCM Oct 24 2014 Call 37.0 at 3.35000 285.06% ($2,480.00) Profit
TSLA Options Sell to close 5.00 (0.64%) of TSLA Oct 24 2014 Put 230 ...
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Scoring +285% Profit Overnight on BRCM! SPX, Nasdaq, BRCM, YHOO, CREE, BIIB, ISRG, YELP

Yesterday after the market, BRCM reported stellar earnings with a $2.26 billion revenue for the third quarter.  Its shares popped +5.46% and traded as high as $40.68.  We picked up both October and November calls yesterday, and ...

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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

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 ...

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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 ...

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Where Is Netflix (NFLX) Heading After Earnings!

Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) reported earnings after the market today.  Its revenue rose 27 per cent to $1.41bn, in line with analysts’ expectations.  However, its forecast for the fourth quarter was only 44 cents per share, about half the 84 ...

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Ebola-Related Stocks Soar! LAKE, APT, SMED

While most stocks were getting hammered last week, stocks of companies that make protective masks and suits were soaring. Today, they popped even more!

Lakeland Industries (NASDAQ: LAKE), which produces protective clothing such as the ChemMax 1 hazmat suit, popped ...

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Weekly Wrap-Up + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, GLD, BTK, FAS, SOXX, WFC, C, JPM, BAC, GS, COF, AXP, GOOG, NFLX, EBAY, INTC

The market was very volatile this past week. But, we were patient on our trades and had another profitable week. My Ecstatic Plays portfolio is now up +116.6%!

Our puts on BIDU and V added to our portfolio and ...

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

The market was very volatile this past week.  But, we were patient on our trades and had another profitable week.  My Ecstatic Plays portfolio is now up +116.6%!

Our puts on BIDU and V added to our portfolio and ...

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Ecstatic Plays Portfolio Now Up +116.6%!

We are having a nice morning!  In just a little over two months, my Ecstatic Plays Portfolio (Click here to see) is now up +116.6%!  90-Day performance is just over +100%.  Here are some stats:


Ecstatic Plays Portfolio Statistics ...

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Markets Pop After Dovish Comments From Fed: SPX, Nasdaq, IWM, AMZN, MNST, AAPL, MPC, FDX, GMCR, PCLN, RL, SCTY, GILD, BIIB, CELG, VRTX, BMRN

After yesterday's steep drop, buyers responded by driving the stocks up to their best day of 2014, after the Fed released its dovish comments toward raising rates.

In the morning, SPX touched a low of 1925.25.  But, before ...

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Weekly Wrap-Up (up +114% in 2 months!) + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: GS, ALXN, BIDU, AAPL, POT, CTRP, LNKD, CLVS, TIBX, BIIB

Last weekend, in my Market Forecast, I wrote:

" For the new week, I think the markets will be volatile again. Although we saw a solid bounce on Friday, both SPX and Nasdaq closed below their respective daily MAs (The Dow ...

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Weekly Wrap-Up (up +114% in 2 months!) + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, FAS, FDN, TAN, OIH, XLE

Last weekend, in my Market Forecast, I wrote:

" For the new week, I think the markets will be volatile again. Although we saw a solid bounce on Friday, both SPX and Nasdaq closed below their respective daily MAs (The Dow ...

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