MidWeek Commentary

HI Financial Services Mid-Week Commentary 06-23-2015

HI Financial Services Mid-Week Commentary 06-23-2015

You don’t know there is a market problem until there is a problem – CNBC Commentary


What are we waiting for forever 4.5 year’s?

                  Higher interest rates

                  The dreaded correction (-10 + drop)

                  PIGS drama to end/kicked out of the Euro  


You don’t have to catch the initial drop in the correction to be profitable for the year

Look at trading like a process not a one-time event


Someone asked if I would roll a spread trade out in time “hoping” for the strategy to become profitable


In Spread trading you are playing a shorter term trend so I want to follow the current trend.


Now investing is different because you want to buy and hold (while collar trading) to book profits as long term capital gains. 

I have short puts on fundamentally sound stocks that are right now trading lower than they should.  I am rolling the short put a week before options expiration to make sure I do not get the stock assigned.  Not that it matters because any time I place naked short puts I have the capital to cover the purchase of the stock.   As you work thru the totals I will have a net credit if assigned and it would lower my cost basis on the stock. 

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What’s happening this week and why?

Monday Greece blinked and is willing to negotiate terms

Existing home sales 5.35 M vs est 5.26 M

New Home Sales 546 vs est 525

Durable Goods -2.0 vs est -0.5

Durable ex-trans -0.3 vs est -0.3



Where will our market end this week?

Higher still because we have a Greek resolution next Monday and next week is also a holiday shortened week with Friday having the markets closed – 4th of July


DJIA – Bullish with all three crossovers

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SPX – Bullish

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COMP – Bullish

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Where Will the SPX end June 2015?

06-23-2015          UP 2% for the month


06-09-2015          UP 2% for the month


06-02-2015          UP 2% for the month


What is on tap for the rest of the week?=


Tues:          CCL, DRI

Wed:          BBBY, FUL, LEN, MON

Thur:         BKS, NKE, WGO



Econ Reports:

Tues:           Durable Goods, Durable ex-trans, FHFA Housing Price Index, New Home Sales      

Wed:          MBA, GDP. GDP Deflator

Thur:         Initial Claims, Continuing Claims, Personal Income, Personal Spending, PCE PRices  

Fri:              Michigan Sentiment



Tues –         FR:DE:EMU: PMI Composite Flash, JP: BOJ Minutes

Wed –        

Thursday – JP: CPI, Unemployment

Friday –     EMU: Money Supply  

Sunday –    JP: Industrial Production



How I am looking to trade?

Let’s go over unique trades at the end of the options expiration month last Friday

I have stocks sitting alone expecting a buying opportunity because of Greece



BIDU, AAPL ½ , Collared thru August





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