Today´s Market July 31, 2013

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The much-anticipated FOMC Meeting Announcement reported Policymakers describing the pace of economic expansion as modest, The economy continues to need QE support, therefore a tapering of the bond buying stimulus is not imminent. The notion that economic recovery is slow and the FED needs to support it, leads us to believe that our economic state is far from well and reaffirms our view that the stock market is in a QE induced bubble.  IT seems that markets participants don´t share our point of view as they pushed the NDX-100 to the all time high level of 3110 before retracing, closing 0.16% .  On the Energy front, inventories came in higher than expected, but closed positive taking in stride the Fed´s comments.

Today´s Profit USD 710 (Portfolio Size: USD 25,000)

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Today´s Market July 30, 2013

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The NDX-100 reached the 3999 level before it retraced 25 points sharply followed by a bounce closing 0.53% positive, even though the DOW and the S&P 500 were flat.  The market keeps pushing higher reaching all time highs thanks to the FED´s QE, as economic and earnings reports do no warrant such lofty levels. Facebook is very close to reach its IPO and will most likely break the USD 40 level due to its better-than-expected earnings report last week where it stated 41% of its ad revenues came from mobile, a huge jump. On the energy front WTI oil closed 1.34% negative as traders await tomorrow´s Fed statement as well as inventory levels.  Our strategy worked fine today and we still maintain the view that the market is overbought. Tommorrow´s FED announcement as well as Friday´s Jobs report will be the catalyst for a correction or further gains in the market. Caution is warranted……

Today´s Profit USD 380   (Portfolio Size: USD 25,000)

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Today´s Market July 29, 2012

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The NDX-100 jumped all the way to 1381 level at the opening followed by a 20 points drop before it started what seemed a steady rebound  only to drop again in the last hour of trading, closing 0.24% negative.  As mentioned on Friday, this week will be very volatile due to important economic releases as GDP en Non Farm Payrolls.  The market is in overbought territory thus we prefer short on pikes. CNBC mentions that  investors are getting a little too comfortable these days with unspectacular earnings and weak economic growth, suggesting to one otherwise-bullish Wall Street analyst  (Tobias Levkovich, chief U.S. equity strategist at Citigroup) that some pain is ahead. We recommend to tighten stop losses as the correction could be fast and violent in nature.

Today´s Profit USD 230   (Portfolio Size: USD 25,000)

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Today´s Market July 26, 2013

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Soon after the opening the NDX-1oo shot up, only to experience a sharp drop followed by a constant upward move until closing. Consumer Sentiment came out at a 6 year high, thus giving the market a reason to rally. Next week will be economic data heavy, therefore we will experience lots of volatility. On the energy front, WTI closed 0.75% lower as traders are booking  profits.. Even though today´s trading environment is not favorable for our strategy we feared well and still  maintain the view that  both the NDX-100 and WTI oil are overbought, thus our biased is to short spikes.

Today´s Profit USD 225   (Portfolio Size: USD 25,000)

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Today´s Market July 25, 2003

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The NDX-100  pushed forward on the back of great Facebook earnings closing 0.67% positive. Today´s trading environment presented 20 plus up and downs moves providing our strategy with great trading opportunities. At current levels we prefer shorts on spikes as the market remains in overbought territory. On the economic front, Durable Goods Orders numbers came in better that expected thanks to a big increase in transportation orders although other segments of the economy were muted showing no increase whatsoever. For the economy to push forward we need to see the broader economy posting great results.

FB closed with a 28.o4 % gain and has left investors wondering as the future of the stock.  The company basically runs a media service, where users look at  friends´ pictures, activities and so on. It has become a great communication and marketing tool as well.  The risk is that a better service may come around the corner  and cut some of FB market share or even taking their dominant market position (similar to google and yahoo).  That would be disastrous……. On the other hand, FB could find a way to “really” monetize its 1 billion plus users. Earning possibilities could be extraordinary if they were to create a service, gadget, etc ( Apple style) that users could not do  without.

Today´s Profit USD 295   (Portfolio Size: USD 25,000)

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Today´s Market July 24, 2013

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The market (NDX-100) opened significantly higher at 3059 due to Apple earnings report, but it was not able to maintain its gains   falling to 3041 at closing (still 0.32% positive).  Even though, New Home Sale numbers were great,  the market was not able to push above opening levels,  suggesting that we are in overbought territory. At current levels caution is warranted as any bad news could start a fast and violent correction; lets remember that when everybody crowds one side of the market it is best to jump to the other side.  Oil prices had a significant drop as China, the second world oil consumer, posted an 11 month low PMI report, although drops in U.S. refined product and crude stocks helped stem losses. If next week inventories come higher than expected we could see the beginning of a dramatic bearish move in oil prices.

Today´s Profit USD 635   (Portfolio Size: USD 25,000)

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Today´s Trading July 23, 2007

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The NDX-100 spiked higher at the open, reaching the 3063 level before moving  downward closing 0.78% negative.  The market is finding it difficult to make new highs and we maintain our short on spikes bias. It will take good economic numbers as well as solid earnings reports to keep this market moving forward. Apple reported after the bell, beating analysts expectations but  fourth-quarter sales guidance fell short. Apple shares traded higher after the announcement but we will have to wait until tomorrow to see follow through. On the Energy front Oil was very volatile, WTI declined all the way to the 105.53 level only to bounce above 107 at closing remaining  overbought.  Bloomberg mentioned: “David Lennox, resource analyst at Australian trading firm Fat Prophets, said the price of WTI is set to correct by as much as 35 percent from current levels by the end of the year as investors realize that U.S. demand levels are not as strong as originally thought”.

Today´s Profit USD 420   (Portfolio Size: USD 25,000)

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