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Daily Commentary, Studies - Posted by on January 24, 2011

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Gap on Option Expiration and Follow Through

The SPY (S&P 500 SPDR) left an unfilled opening gap up (a low above the previous session's close) on Friday's option expiration, and defied all historical probabilities and odds and gained another+0.57% on today's session. But leaving an unfilled

Daily Commentary, Studies - Posted by on January 22, 2011

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Gap on Option Expiration and 52-Week High(s)

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Studies - Posted by on January 14, 2011

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January Option Expiration Week

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Daily Commentary, Studies - Posted by on January 10, 2011

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Three Lower Closes but Improving …

Despite the fact that the S&P 500 closed modestly lower on Friday, January 7 (release of the BLS Employment Situation Report) and on Monday, January 10 (the third consecutive lower close), the index finished the first week of the year in a strong

Daily Commentary, Studies - Posted by on January 6, 2011

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BLS Employment Situation Report

On Friday, January 7, 2011, the first BLS Employment Situation Report in 2011 will be released. Historically, when the S&P 500 was up at least 1.0% week-to-date from Monday to Thursday (day by day) prior to the Employment Report release, but clos

Daily Commentary, Studies - Posted by on January 4, 2011

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Will Too Many Bulls Really Make a Bear ?

The current investor sentiment is still getting a lot of press around the blogosphere, almost always picking out the rapid increases in bullish sentiment and it’s most probably negative (contrary) implications for the market’s short- and in

Daily Commentary, Studies - Posted by on January 2, 2011

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A Perfect (Bullish) Score, if …

The S&P 500 closed 2010 in a strong fashion, up +0.07% on the last week and up +6.53% on the last month of the year, up +10.20% on the 4th quarter, up +22.02% on the last 6 months (semiannually) and up +12.78% on the year. A lot of traders, an