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  • Brian Benda
    For as long as AMZN has been holding $214-214.50 today, breakout or down should result in swift intraday move -- tension building.
    5/24/12
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    • TODtrader: my concern is a short term upside bounce .. which will not work well for June options.
      5/30/12
    • Brian Benda: I had a bunch of weeklies that I sold in the $208 range on Friday. Still holding JUN 235 puts. Not much worried about a small bounce.
      6/3/12
      • Brian Benda
        Dow futures indicating -80 at 4:20 BXMT.
        5/20/12
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        • Chines33: Futures are not open yet.
          5/20/12
        • Brian Benda: :) @ 444.
          5/20/12
          • Brian Benda
            If CRM breaks below 144, watch out, will fill gap with an accommodating market environment. Similar to when AMZN closed below 222.
            5/18/12
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              • Brian Benda
                Bought weekly 130 puts expiring next Friday on BIDU on the retest of broken 120-121 support line. Support becomes resistance.
                5/18/12
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                  • Brian Benda
                    Covered calls at tough losses. Becoming capitulatory, but doesn't feel like we are there yet. Hard drop into tomorrow's options expiry?
                    5/17/12
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                      • Brian Benda
                        Move in AMZN seems excessive at $220.
                        4/26/12
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                        • Maria Auziliadora: OUTR reported great also down!!! Crazy market
                          4/26/12
                        • Josh Krause: OUTR had a massive run up on the preannouncement. Still above where they were yesterday.
                          4/26/12
                          • Brian Benda
                            AMZN number leaking early? Was just down 10% AH to $185.22 before results posted. Now back up to $192-193. Weird.
                            4/26/12
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                            • Brian Benda: Nope, AMZN higher after release. Odd.
                              4/26/12
                              • Brian Benda
                                LVS ... tempted to play earnings. That said, if this were any regular day for LVS, I would short this move based on technicals.
                                4/25/12
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                                • Brian Benda: I like that LVS held it's 50-day SMA recently, but wave structure off that low, while bullish, seems exhaustive here. Pullback to low $57s?
                                  4/25/12
                                  • Brian Benda
                                    BIDU green, unbelievable. Completely reversed a $14 11% after-hours drop last night. This stock is a beast, and has been for years.
                                    4/25/12
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                                      • Brian Benda
                                        BIDU nearly positive on day.
                                        4/25/12
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                                          • Brian Benda
                                            NFLX $84.25 ... time to short more. Going <$80.
                                            4/25/12
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                                            • Josh Krause: Mix of the two more than likely. I thought the stock was going to be green today so any red was surprising for me today.
                                              4/25/12
                                            • Brian Benda: Agree, mix of both. I trimmed my original position a little @ $86 to free up some capital. Still maintaining short with huge profit.
                                              4/25/12
                                              • Brian Benda
                                                Bought AAPL May 570C on break below $607.
                                                4/25/12
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                                                  • Brian Benda
                                                    Buying AAPL on any retest of today's low at $607.50.
                                                    4/25/12
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                                                      • Brian Benda
                                                        NFLX getting hammered again today.
                                                        4/25/12
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                                                          • Brian Benda
                                                            Looking to enter QQQ intra-day trade in range of 66.10-66.15 via weekly 65 calls.
                                                            4/25/12
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                                                              • Brian Benda
                                                                Was long BIDU and short NFLX into yesterday's close. Thought I was going to get killed today. Just shy of even. Happy, but unbelievable.
                                                                4/25/12
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                                                                • Maria Auziliadora: Good for you i know the feeling
                                                                  4/25/12
                                                                  • Brian Benda
                                                                    I want to believe AAPL will fall after their earnings release, but seems everyone is saying that and chart momentum saying short-term buy.
                                                                    4/24/12
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                                                                    • OneLongTrade: $525 is good support too. Then $515. I really don't see it going below that.
                                                                      4/24/12
                                                                    • Youngone91: remember when most were bullish on apple and it kept going up. The opposite can happen.
                                                                      4/24/12
                                                                      • Brian Benda
                                                                        GOOG bucking the trend today. Needs to get up above $600, currently at $597.
                                                                        4/23/12
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                                                                          • Brian Benda
                                                                            If AAPL can get and stay positive today, chance of a bullish hammer candlestick into tomorrow's earnings.
                                                                            4/23/12
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                                                                              • Brian Benda
                                                                                AAPL/GOOG/PCLN ... another test of lows seems due (tomorrow?). Will spec long if that move is only marginal decline. Until then, watching.
                                                                                4/16/12
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                                                                                • Brian Benda: The fib 61.8% retracement support on QQQ of March to April advance is at 65.20, just below today's opening low.
                                                                                  4/16/12