for Nikkei, that is probably the new normal under Abenomics, up 1000 down 1000... this is what QE infinity will do, create these bubbles and wild swings/crashes. Crazy crazy... options desks must be really really busy around the world.
really? interesting.. well I thought he was in spin mode from the get go but when pressed for more details on when QE might end, he hemmed and hawed his answers as if he really didn't want to spit out anything regarding stopping QE...then he reluctantly said that it could happen... then again, i always found his speeches to the Hill as less than eloquent but I guess he is aware every word he says can move markets so he probably has to exercise caution which makes it seem like he struggling for words.
utilities will be the first to get walloped - if 10year bonds go to 2.5%+, there is serious collateral damage to be exacted on utilities sector - very frothy and their dividends won't look as good as bonds.
++++ on shorting Angi... I can't believe a wordpress type of website is worth a billion dollars. I mean who pays for fees on finding a contractor? Just walk into a hardware store or supply store, ask for recommendations on contractor names and get references... for free.... That is what I'm doing for my house. And a freakin teenage with mad tech skills can build that site in a week.
this can get real ugly fast and furious... and no amount of bond buying will stop a stampede of panic longs out of the market. Bernanke sounded confused himself today on the Hill, me thinks he is trying hard not to cause market selloffs and undo the monster market he has created. He is probably counting the number of days he has on the job before he joins an investment banking firm for his payday.
they beat on EPS? so, that means they beat their own low estimates Guided higher? that is game plan from every company on the street. And revenues? oh, it doesn't matter...right? This thing is trading higher because market euphoria, it is a PC company still at the core.
was that something that was so great that warranted this move?? even missed revenues but no one cares. Is this just bullish mad galore buy on any dip mentality despite today's overall market drop?
he is trying to send this mix messages out there to smooth out the negative news, the man is stubborn, he wants to keep market high even if he pulls back on QE - that is his aim, he is not suppose to target asset prices, but he is. Because the market went down, then he tells John HIillsenwrath of WSJ to go on CNBC on his behalf to reassure the markets.
lol....and u are underperforming against the index... if you were a fund manager, you would be fired for losing alpha.... perhaps that term is too difficult for you to understand. LOSER.
a basket of stocks vs target, guess which did better 6 months or even past year? some dumb nut here is too stupid to understand what relative performance is. We are talking about comparing a smooth out index fund vs a stock, and Target lags the index... lol.... the idiot here who keeps harping about his returns when this market is full of doubles triples is deluding himself. No one says you lost money investing in target, but you would do MUCH BETTER in the same space with other stocks - or even the ETF retail index. Some people are just too stupid to know. Oh well...we need them around to make money of. Thank goodness for people like beh74dumb nut.
lol...this POS is no more up than retail ETF indices. Whoopie doo... u can throw a dart in this market and find some decent gains but this thing probably underperformed vs other retailers. U Message board dummy.
BTW stores are not busy....oh, wait, what are the results again? chump...
i doubt it, probably the worst retailer to own in the space. For a retailer to drop like this in a super charged bull market suggest under performance till next qtr at least.
of course the stock market is all gambling period.. but if again, if some institutional is willing to risk $10 million on option premium (as an example) for short term, either he institution is reckless or they know something in advance. Look at constellation brands, when it dropped to 20's, huge option buyers from an institutional were placed, and it turned out the WSJ found that same institution were advising the merger! this market is full of institutions with insider trading knowledge and they use options to do it. No guarantees, but again, I like my odds long term over many bets.
maybe, but if you know something is going to happen, you buy the options, 7 out of 10 it works out pretty well for me. I'll take those odds, vegas offering those odds? lol...
i got in just a little bit to see whether those huge option positions on June 14 calls are betting the right direction. Livevol options outfit had a segment on TIVO and how the options and vol have spiked recently to historical levels which usually suggest big moves. And options are betting move up. But be aware that the same amount of options speculating activity in May did not do much - mainly flat. I'm in for short term trade, i don't know much on fundamentals on this one.