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Putting on those Apple puts in today’s rally

One reason I decided to wait yesterday to put on those Apple (AAPL) September 18 puts (AAPL200918P00250000) in my Volatility Portfolio until today was a hope that the extremely wide bid/ask spread of Monday would narrow so that the put options wouldn't be as expensive. Put options, since they provide downside protection or a bet on […]

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Microsoft warns that coronavirus will cause miss in guidance in March quarter

This is exactly the pattern that financial markets are afraid of: Another company announcing the it would miss the revenue and earnings guidance that it had issued just weeks ago because of the effects of the coronavirus outbreak. In this case it's Microsoft (MSFT), a tiny company that you might have heard of, announcing after the […]

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They shoot momentum stocks don’t they?

The last two days of a plunging stock market on fears that the outbreak of coronavirus will last longer and spread farther than previously imagined have taken a huge chunk out of some momentum stocks. Just today shares of Nvidia (NVDA) fell another 4.11%, Twilio (TWLO) plunged 4.77%, PayPal (PYPL) dropped 5.82%, and Micron Technology […]

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Trick or trend: Is Wall Street starting to worry about its $100 million financial tipping point in the coronavirus outbreak?

Our regular (or occasional or perhaps occasionally regular) Friday series (actually running on Saturday this week) Trick or Trend looks at what might (or might not) be emerging investible trends. Exclusively on JAM. This post won't run anywhere else. Ever. Let me suggest that Nvidia's (NVDA) fourth quarter earnings report set a $100 million revenue […]

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Apple says it won’t make revenue guidance for the quarter that ends in March

Breaking news: Today Apple said it won't meet revenue guidance for the March quarter due to work slowdowns and lower demand due to the outbreak of the coronavirus in China. In it guidance for the quarter, issued on January 28, Apple had given an larger than usual range for revenue in the March quarter due to […]

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Markets decide coronavirus vaccine is just around the corner–is this a fear of missing the virus bottom rally?

Stocks took off out of the gate this morning on reports on Chinese television that said a drug being tested by researchers at Zhejiang University in China was effective against the virus. That speculation got further traction on news that China had started a clinical trial to test Gilead Sciences(GILD) Remdesivir, an antiviral developed for Ebola […]

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Today earnings and coronavirus news battled to a draw in the U.S. stock market; tomorrow?

The Standard & Poor's 500 finished the day down a scant 0.09%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.04%. The NASDAQ Composite was ahead 006$% and the Russell 2000 small cap index dropped 0.55%. The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF ended the day higher by 0.48%. The Hong Kong market reopened for trading today […]

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No end to selling as coronavirus news, profit-taking drive downward move today

The news from China and about the coronavirus continues to get worse. The death toll has climbed to 82, and at least 2,800 cases have been reported in China. And it doesn't look like the outbreak has been contained with health experts questioning the efficacy of any quarantine and the mayor of Wuhan, the likely […]

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Saturday Night Quarterback says, For the week ahead expect…

... earning, earnings and more earnings, especially from the big technology companies in the NASDAQ 100. 26 companies in the index are scheduled to report results for the December quarter next week. Including reports from three of the four biggest U.S. companies. Starting Tuesday and continuing over the next two days the market will get […]

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China reports 17 dead from new coronavirus, up from 6 yesterday, but markets say it’s no big deal

Even as the death toll in China from the new coronavirus continues to rise, global financial markets are reacting like everything is under control. My way to track the market reaction is to follow shares of China Southern Airlines (ZNH), the largest airline in China and indeed in Asia. Yesterday shares fell on fears that […]

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