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  • Optionity Quick Report 01/24/2013 0 comments
    Jan 24, 2013 6:10 PM | about stocks: INTC, AAPL, SPY, VXX

    Company Name / Ticker

    Closing Price (Gain/Loss)


    Volume/30 Day Average

    Intel (NASDAQ:INTC)

    20.95 (-0.16)

    20.93 - 21.18


    Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

    450.50 (-63.51)

    450.25 - 465.73



    149.42 (+0.05)

    149.01 - 150.14


    iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures (NYSEARCA:VXX)

    22.80 (+0.13)

    22.46 - 24.10



    INTC opened slightly lower and closed lower with 0.76% loss. The volume of 58.40M is 31.15% more than the 30 day average of 44.53M. The MACD (12, 26, 9) continued show a bearish sign and the MACD Histogram decreased to -0.095 from -0.057. RSI (14) decreased to 46.07 from 48.07 with an increasing selling momentum. INTC is currently trading above its 50-day MA of $20.66 and is still below 200-day MA of $23.79.


    AAPL opened strongly lower and closed with 12.35% drop due to weak earnings. The volume of 52.09M is 2.64x of the 30 day average of 19.72M. The MACD (12, 26, 9) turned to show a bearish sign with the MACD Histogram at -2.839. RSI (14) decreased to 30.28 from 46.88, indicating an increasing selling momentum. AAPL is currently trading below its 50-day MA of $534.05 and 200-day MA of $589.24.


    SPY opened flat and closed slightly higher with 0.03% gain. SPY reached a multi-year high of 150.14. The MACD (12, 26, 9) turned and showed a bullish trend on January 2, 2013 and the MACD Histogram decreased slightly to 0.209 from 0.228. SPY is currently trading above its 200-day MA of $138.33 and its 50-day MA of $142.59. RSI (14) increased to 72.83 from 72.71 with an increasing buying momentum. SPY had broken through and closed above its resistance of $147.29, the R2 pivot point, on January 17, 2013.

    Disclosure: I am long INTC.

    Stocks: INTC, AAPL, SPY, VXX
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