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Sun, Jan 29th, 2023
More Earnings Report, The Fed And Other Key Themes To Watch ThisWeek

The broader market finished last week up over 2% with some tech names leading that charge. Tesla (TSLA) came to mind with a breathtaking 30% rally last week. That stock is up over 60% in the last month,...

TSLA : 177.90 (+11.00%)
$SPX : 4,070.56 (+0.25%)
SPY : 405.68 (+0.23%)
$DOWI : 33,978.08 (+0.08%)
DIA : 339.61 (+0.07%)
$IUXX : 12,166.60 (+0.96%)
QQQ : 296.26 (+1.00%)
XOM : 115.61 (-1.83%)
PFE : 43.79 (-1.04%)
UPS : 182.09 (+1.33%)
Microsoft's Earnings Keep Powering Higher, Attracting Short Put Income Players

Microsoft reported another stellar earnings quarter on Jan. 24, 2023, for its fiscal Q2 ending Dec. 31. This is attracting investors in out-of-the-money short put investors in income plays.

MSFT : 248.16 (+0.06%)
GOOG : 100.71 (+1.56%)
Bank of America: Likely to Emerge Bullish Tone

Bank of America (BAC) is emerging from a bullish inverted head and shoulder pattern, and any breakout from $38 will be viewed as a positive development. Higher interest rates are a sign of strength for...

Save Yourself: Use Dividends for Stability

How do you keep yourself from committing the cardinal sin of panic-selling? We talk to a portfolio manager about where to find stability and income, which should help you keep your cool.

DIVZ : 29.25 (-0.25%)
CME : 175.68 (-0.62%)
JNJ : 168.23 (-0.39%)
ABBV : 146.28 (-0.76%)
VZ : 40.64 (+0.92%)
Stocks Close Higher as Price Pressures and Inflation Expectations Ease

What you need to know… The S&P 500 Index ($SPX ) (SPY ) Friday closed up +0.25%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI ) (DIA ) closed up +0.08%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX ) (QQQ ) closed up +0.96%....

$SPX : 4,070.56 (+0.25%)
SPY : 405.68 (+0.23%)
$DOWI : 33,978.08 (+0.08%)
DIA : 339.61 (+0.07%)
$IUXX : 12,166.60 (+0.96%)
QQQ : 296.26 (+1.00%)
LCID : 12.87 (+43.00%)
TSLA : 177.90 (+11.00%)
RIVN : 19.83 (+8.30%)
AXP : 172.31 (+10.54%)
LHX : 212.10 (+7.92%)
RHI : 85.20 (+5.43%)
Sony Corp Stands Out Among Technology Stocks

Shares of Sony Corp are up 16% this month, far exceeding the 5% increase in Japan’s Topix Stock Index ($TOPX ). Despite signs of a slowdown in technology and media industries, Sony is rallying on optimism...

$TOPX : 1,982.66 (+0.22%)
INTC : 28.16 (-6.41%)
MSFT : 248.16 (+0.06%)
Why Over the Long Run The Bears Could Be Wrong About H&R Block (HRB)

Although H&R Block already soared into the stratosphere, its extraordinary relevance could keep HRB stock interesting for the long haul.

HRB : 38.25 (-0.80%)
Stocks Recover Early Losses as U.S. Inflation Cools

What you need to know… The S&P 500 Index ($SPX ) (SPY ) today is up +0.29%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI ) (DIA ) is up +0.26%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX ) (QQQ ) is up +0.50%. U.S. stock...

$SPX : 4,070.56 (+0.25%)
SPY : 405.68 (+0.23%)
$DOWI : 33,978.08 (+0.08%)
DIA : 339.61 (+0.07%)
$IUXX : 12,166.60 (+0.96%)
QQQ : 296.26 (+1.00%)
AXP : 172.31 (+10.54%)
LHX : 212.10 (+7.92%)
STX : 68.99 (-0.03%)
V : 231.44 (+2.99%)
INTC : 28.16 (-6.41%)
KLAC : 399.37 (-6.85%)
Chevron's Huge FCF, Buybacks and Dividend Hike Power Option Income Plays

Chevron announced huge free cash flow for Q4, a massive $75 billion share buyback program, and a 6.3% dividend hike. Investors are also playing covered calls and short puts for income.

CVX : 179.45 (-4.44%)
Markets Today: Stock Indexes Rise Despite a Weak Revenue Forecast from Intel

Morning Markets The S&P 500 Index ( $SPX ) ( SPY ) today is up +0.32%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ( $DOWI ) ( DIA ) is up +0.37%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ( $IUXX ) ( QQQ ) is up +0.55%. U.S. stock...

ESH23 : 4,084.25s (+0.21%)
NQH23 : 12,222.25s (+0.95%)
INTC : 28.16 (-6.41%)
CVX : 179.45 (-4.44%)
KLAC : 399.37 (-6.85%)
CL : 71.59 (-5.22%)
HAS : 58.61 (-8.11%)
DDOG : 77.23 (+1.62%)
RL : 122.82 (-1.12%)
EMN : 86.82 (-5.37%)
AXP : 172.31 (+10.54%)
V : 231.44 (+2.99%)

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Top 10 Most Mentioned Symbols on WallStreetBets (courtesy of quiverquant) over the last week were: 1) $TSLA 2) $SPY 3) $MSFT 4) $NVDA 5) $LCID 6) $INTC 7) $QQQ 8) $AMD 9) $NFLX 10) $AMZN
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Bitcoin $BTC Fear & Greed Index = 55 (Greed) https://t.co/w2Ilt80mum
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Our Chart of the Day belongs to $NFLX. Netflix has 100% technical buy signals, is trading above its 20, 50, 100, and 200 Day moving averages, has hit 15 new highs and is up 24% in the last month, and has a Trend Seeker buy signal. https://t.co/JrMEk4HN0E
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Remember the saying: "Hedge when you can, not when you have to." The cost of hedging a 10% drop in Tesla $TSLA hasn't been this inexpensive since August 2022. https://t.co/O3Q0T5yyUc
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Even after the S&P 500's 20% decline in 2022, the index's 10-year returns have remained above average for a 5th straight year https://t.co/2y55HnPuh3
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The % of borrowers at least 60 days late on their car payments continues to rise and is now higher than it was during the Great Recession https://t.co/usdanLiGlM
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"We think 2023 is arguably more akin to 1982, when stocks went nearly vertical" said Fundstrat's Tom Lee. https://t.co/ZMgdwrOyBf
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Lumber up 34% since the start of the year https://t.co/v4AkKSBj0B
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Cathie Wood's Ark Innovation ETF $ARKK is up 30% so far this month which puts it on track to have its biggest monthly return EVER! https://t.co/qH4DqOLScL
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So far this quarter, the strategy of buying call options ahead of earnings for the average U.S. stock with liquid options has generated a return of 29% according to Goldman Sachs derivatives research.
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😂 at this headline.. imagine taking a 29% cut in pay after a "tough" year and still walking away with $25M https://t.co/j4t160AnvR
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Is the Bear Market Over?
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Stocks w/ most active options trading: $TSLA - 7.190M $AMZN - 1.623M $AAPL - 1.526M $INTC - 973k $NVDA - 951k $LCID - 895k $META - 631k $BBBY - 518k $COIN - 477k $MSFT - 470k $AMD - 460k $AMC - 444k $NIO - 425k $RIVN - 412k $GOOGL - 402k $GME - 387k What options did you trade?
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CNN Stock Market Fear & Greed Index = 69 (Greed) Extreme Greed next week? https://t.co/7SN9aEMDDl
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Tesla has been on a wild ride this week so it's important to keep track of important technical levels. Here is an updated $TSLA Trader's Cheat Sheet: https://t.co/PKK9M046bw
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U.S. Consumption of Fuel and Materials https://t.co/98rvsLmyFZ
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Will Bitcoin $BTC hit $25,000 before the end of February?
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Tesla $TSLA absolutely ripping this week. Up 31% now 🚀 https://t.co/U1qJRpNtpi
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Today's Futures Heat Map Strongest: Lumber, Coffee, Sugar, Nasdaq 100 E-Mini Weakest: Heating Oil, Palladium, Crude Oil, Silver https://t.co/rao2uS3i6y

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Netflix Inc (NFLX)

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