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Dr. Kris has two degrees from MIT because one just wasn't enough. Her life goal was to figure out the universe and having done that (at least to her satisfaction), she decided to tackle something even more difficult—the stock market. Applying the scientific method along with an insatiably... More
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  • *Blue Plate Specials* - Sep. 20
    Daily picks, pans, and market notes from StockMarketCookBook.com:


    Breaking Out to New Highs: AAPL, ACOM, APKT, BIDU, CRDN, CRM, CSGP, IGTE, INFN, KGN, LONG, MIPS, MVO, NAFC, NNN, PCLN, PPS, REDF, RFIL, ROVI, SAPE, SVN, TGA, TLEO, VCLK, VHC, VIT, VLCCR, VPHM, WLL, WYNN
    Breaking Out to New Highs on Lower Volume: CMI, CVLT, FNSR, IHS, INTU, LXK, MAA, RES, SBH, SWIR, VRSN, WCN
    Breaking Out: APOL, BLK, CECO, CGEN, CPHD, EBIX, EDMC, GNBT, HOT, ISTA, LSE, MMR, PEIX, SHW, TNH, UTSI
    Breaking Out on Lower Volume: DUF
    Low-priced leaders: ANV, BLT, CPX, ERJ, GGAL, IVN, MFB, NTCT, PAY, SOL, SPRD, SUSS, TIBX, VOD, WCRX
    Speculative leaders: FEIM, TPCG, URRE
    Darlings of the Day (long pix): AAP, CLB, CNH, CNQR, CTXS, CYT, FFIV, LCAPA, OKS, SPH, VMW
    Commodity & Sector Highs: Lithium (NYSEARCA:LIT); Telecom (NYSEARCA:VOX), Real estate (NYSEARCA:IYR)
    Country Highs: India (IFN, IF, IIF), Hong Kong (NYSEARCA:EWH), Germany (NYSE:GF), Taiwan (NYSE:TWN), Sweden (NYSEARCA:EWD), China (NYSEARCA:HAO), Indonesia (NYSEMKT:IF)
    Income Fund Highs: Global (NYSE:FAM), REITs (RNP, RQI, VNQ, HCN)
    Currency Highs: Aussie$ (NYSEARCA:FXA)
    On the move: Educational services, Oil & gas drillers/explorers
    Hot!: IT (all industries)
    Not: Containers & packagers
    Merger Monday: 1. Safran to pay $12/share ID, Q1 close, 3% trade arbitrage 2. Pvt eqty to pay $13.35/share INET, Q4 close 3. ARW to pay $7/share NUHC, Q4 close 4. IBM buying NZ for $27/share, Q4 close, stock trading well over bid 5. RAE to be acquired for $1.60/share, no closing date cited
    Market Notes: Bullish: Most major avgs smashing thru upper resistance, SQQQ hits new low as TQQQ breaks out, XLY & XLK breaking out; Bearish: DTX can't break 452 to the upside and VIX can't break 21 on the downside; low Trin could dampen rally enthusiasm

    Disclosure: No positions
    Sep 20 4:19 PM | Link | Comment!
  • *Blue Plate Specials* - Sep. 17
    Daily picks, pans, and market notes from StockMarketCookBook.com:


    Breaking Out to New Highs: ALKS, CBLI, CHTP, CNH, DE, EXPE, GGAL, GPX, GSM, HNZ, KEI, KNL, LCAPA, LOGM, LRN, N, ORCL, PSTI, Q, SFSF, SWKS, TPCG, XL
    Breaking Out to New Highs on Lower Volume: MDSO, PGR, SCR, SKT
    New Lows: CFFN, COG, CRK, CWCO, NMR, SWN
    Breaking Out: ANAD, BCSI, BPHX, HNP, KERX, LOPE, NTGR, PCP, PEGA, SIMG, SQNM, UTHR, UTI, VOCS, ZOLL
    Breaking Down: AEIS
    Low-priced leaders: BLT, EXAS, FOE, FTNT, GNCMA, MENT, TMRK, TZOO, WCRX
    Speculative leaders: FEIM, REDF, URRE, VRAZ
    Darlings of the Day (long pix): CMI, DTV, HAS, HDB, INFA, ISLN, SAFT, SPH, TDG, UGP, WBC
    Commodity & Sector Highs: Cotton (NYSEARCA:BAL), Corn (NYSEARCA:CORN), Ag (NYSEARCA:DBA), Precious metals (NYSEARCA:DBP), Lithium (NYSEARCA:LIT); Telecom (NYSEARCA:VOX)
    Country Highs: India (NYSE:IFN), Hong Kong (NYSEARCA:EWH)
    On the move: Software, Heavy machinery, Aero & Defense
    M&A: 1. JNJ offers 24.75 euros per outstanding share of CRXL it doesn't own, no agreement signed as yet 2. DFS to pay $30/share STU, Q4 close
    Market Notes: SPX rangebound for most of day, a close above upper range of 1128 would be a nice end to the week but rising Trin most likely will put a damper on it

    Disclosure: No positions
    Sep 17 3:36 PM | Link | Comment!
  • *Blue Plate Specials* - Sep. 16
    Daily picks, pans, and market notes from StockMarketCookBook.com:


    Breaking Out to New Highs: ADM, ASA, ILMN, JOBS, NSH, OSIS, RCI, SINA, SLP
    Breaking Out to New Highs on Lower Volume: EDU, FMX, CPO, TSU
    New Lows: AMAG, CSP, CWCO, PIKE, SCHS
    Breaking Out: ABFS, COCO, DROOY, HNP, PLM, PXP, UXG
    Breaking Down: NEWN
    Low-priced leaders: EXAS, GSS, KNSY, NZ, TRE
    Darlings of the Day (long pix): AAP, AKAM, HDB, LSTZA, OPEN, SQM
    Commodity Highs: Cotton (NYSEARCA:BAL), Gold (NYSEARCA:IAU), Silver (NYSEARCA:SLV)
    Hot!: Insurance
    Reversing course?: Educational services
    Market Notes: Market in the process of staging another late-day gain; lack of volume may be reason why averages unable to overcome resistance as market tone has been bullish; declining VIX, Trin is short-term bullish

    Disclosure: No positions
    Sep 16 3:24 PM | Link | Comment!
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