New Directional Put Plays – TIF

Tiffany & Co – TIF – close: 65.93 change: -1.07

Stop Loss: 67.65
Target(s): 60.50
Current Option Gain/Loss: Unopened
Time Frame: exit prior to the late May earnings report
New Positions: Yes, see below

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Index Wrap

THE BOTTOM LINE: The S&P started slipping when the Dow fell under its up trendline week before last. Nasdaq followed last week when Apple (AAPL) failed to clear resistance I projected for the 650 area. I’ll start with the same charts I’ve featured in this section recently, that of the…

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Options Call Play Of the Day: ALXN

Alexion Pharma – ALXN – close: 89.81 change: +0.80 Stop Loss: 87.75 Target(s): 98.00 Current Option Gain/Loss: Unopened Time Frame: 3 to 4 weeks New Positions: Yes, see below Company Description Why We Like It: Alexion Pharmaceuticals is a biopharma company. The stock has been stair-stepping higher for weeks. Shares just…

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Options Safari: AAPL

Host Dan Sheridan discusses Apple (AAPL) and his diagonal strategy.   — The Option Specialist

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As Gold and Silver Prices Change, Some Resources to Consider

The new trading year began yesterday with market participants pricing in new economic risk concerns directly impacting the price for gold and silvercontracts on COMEX. Our February gold contract was up 2.2% yesterday and continues to trend upward today, while our March silver contract rose 5.9% yesterday, and has fallen back some today….

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Top 10 Biofuels Predictions for 2012

Rewind to 2011 with a “best of” New Year’s story? Bah, humbug! Today, Biofuels Digest looks forward to the sunny possibilities of 2012 in bioenergy. As the sunset of 2011 gives way to the dawn of 2012, here at the Digest we resist the holiday temptation to look back over…

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Sector Rotation Insights and Lessons from 2011

The fact that the S&P 500 “did nothing” in 2011 fails to take into account the performance of the individual sectors of the stock market, some of which returned as much as 15% in 2011. Let’s review Sector Performance in 2011, learn insights into the Sector Rotation Model, and see…

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The Year In Review

While growing I listened a lot to the rock n’ roll band U2. Of all their albums, I’ve always liked The Joshua Tree the best. There’s a track on this record entitled “Running to Stand Still” and though I don’t think Bono had the S&P 500 in 2011 on his…

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