I have been on vacation mode since Thanksgiving. Nevertheless, some very good trades were still made. We're once again 100% GR$$N on the closed trades. Notable ones are on MOS and MA with gains over +50% (highlighted). Here they are:
December 04, 2009
07:11 | HappyTrading CGA ($17.54) Sold to Close CGALW Dec 18 calls, at $1.00 +43%
December 03, 2009
08:16 | HappyTrading MOS ($60.90) Sold to Close MOSLK Nov 55 calls, at $6.50 +110%
December 02, 2009
07:17 | HappyTrading MOS ($60.50) Sold to Close MOSLK Dec 55 calls, at $6.30 +103%
07:09 | HappyTrading MA ($244.60) Sold to Close MALLU Dec 240 calls, at $8.10 +50%
06:59 | HappyTrading MOS ($60.00) Sold to Close MOSLK Dec 55 calls, at $5.80 +76%
December 01, 2009
06:51 | HappyTrading MA ($243.55) Sold to Close MALLU Dec 240 calls, at $7.80 +44%
Today's new jobs report was better-than-expected. The initial reaction on the market was very bullish. But, soon the market turned south. As the dollar rose, the commodity sectors retreated and dragged the market lower. However, in the last 2 hours, financials and techs pushed higher to close the market back into the green. Gold, after reaching $1220/ounce earlier in the week, fell $46 to close above $1161/ounce. Oil was initially higher, but, closed slightly lower. Semiconductors were especially strong.
The market has been trading in a tight range for 3 weeks now, and still, there are mixed signals from various sectors (as indicated in last weekend's Market Forecast). I'll be back on Sunday with the Market Forecast for next week.
Hope you've had a fun week and warm Thanksgiving!
Good night and HappyTrading! ™