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HI Financial Services Mid-Week Commentary 11-17-2015

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HI Financial Services Mid-Week Commentary 11-17-2015

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Can U pls share any insights U have re: FB as a collar trade ? Where do U go find how it behaves before, during and after earnings ?


I am looking to move money from AAPL over into facebook.  Right now I have, spread amongst accounts, 3800 shares.  I’m looking to pick up more shares of Facebook.  I do my Fundamental analysis and look for earnings as entry points because of the big movements. 



What’s happening this week and why?

2nd week of retail sales earnings

This week I think we are getting last week’s sell-off bounce back

Empire -10.7 vs est -6.0

CPI 0.2 vs est 0.2

Core CPI 0.2 vs est 0.2

Industrial Production -0.2 vs est 0.1

Capacity Utilization 77.5 vs est 77.5

NAHB Housing Index 62.0 vs est 64.5



Where will our market end this week?

FOMC Minutes dictate where our market finishes the week



DJIA – We are in no-man’s land without direction. Couldn’t get above the 200 SMA


Screen Shot 11-17-15 at 03.20 PM



SPX – Looks exactly like the DJIA = NO-Man’s land

 Screen Shot 11-17-15 at 03.21 PM



COMP – Not bullish yet but above and held the 200 SMA

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Where Will the SPX end November 2015?

11-10-2015          Christmas Rally is on 2.5%


11-10-2015          Christmas Rally is on 2.5%


11-02-2015          Christmas Rally is on 2.5%


10-27-2015          Christmas Rally is on 5%



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


Tues:          DKS, HD, JASO, JACK, TJX, WMT

Wed:          HI, GMCR, LB, LOW, NTAP, CRM, TGT, SPLS


Fri:             ANF, FL


Econ Reports:

Tues:           CPI, Core CPI, Industrial Production, Capacity Utilization, NAHB Housing Market Index,

Wed:          MBA,  Housing Starts, Building Permits, FOMC Minutes

Thur:         Initial Claims, Continuing Claims, Phil Fed, Leading Indicators

Fri:              Options EXPIRATION



Tues –        

Wed –         JP: BOJ Announcement, Merchandise Trade

Thursday –EMU: ECB Minutes

Friday –    

Sunday –  



How I am looking to trade?

Right now I have left over Long Puts from Earnings and out in time short calls. 




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