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  • Market Views


    Technical View:  

    The S&P spent the week in a narrow range, but with a downward bias closing the week below its 8, 13, and 20 day moving averages, and watching the 34 day EMA at 1,980 as support, tightly squeezed Bollinger Bands, so ready to make a move into options expiration week. MACD crossed bearish last week as well and RSI pulled back to the 50 level, key to find support here, or looking at 1,970 and likely lower. The low last week also touched the 50% line of the 18-month channel up pattern, current extremes on that channel are 2,050 upside and 1,925 downside.



    The latest AAII Sentiment Survey showed bullish sentiment pull back 4.3% to 40.4% and bearish sentiment rose 2.6% to 26.6%, still overly bullish sentiment, but not at an extreme. The NAAIM Exposure Index fell way back to 63.63 from 82.49, which is a positive because the elevated number was once again a contrarian signal. Fund flows for last week show $982M of inflows to equity funds, fourth straight week of inflows, though very small compared to previous weeks. The CNN Fear & Greed Index dropped from 50 (Neutral) to 43, slight signs of fear. The CBOE Skew Index at 127.37 is showing some signs of complacency. As of Fridays close 133 new highs compares to 112 new lows, and just 46.8% of stocks closed above the SMA 50. The CBOE Equity Put/Call at 0.58 remains a Neutral reading, and Index Put/Call at 0.92 similar takeaway. Cumulative NYSE A/D pulled back considerably last week, so there was a lot of damage under the surface, and NYMO at -51.4 puts us the most oversold since early August. NYSE Summation has once again started to roll over and pushed below its 5 day moving average, typically a sell signal.

  • Daily Freebies

    September 17th, 2014

    Petrobras (PBR) trading over 20,000 Nov. $21 calls today that are bought, and in spreads that are selling the October $16 puts, very bullish action.

    Qlik Technologies (QLIK) with bearish flow this morning as 3,450 November $28 puts are bought to open at $2.20 offers, nearly $700K put premium bought and trading 3X daily puts in the first hour. QLIK shares have been strong recently, but always a risk into inconsistent earnings reports.

    Pier 1 (PIR) October $16 calls being bought 3,500X at $0.45/$0.50 ahead of earnings tonight, shares bounced off critical long term support yesterday, and action really heated up later as more than 10,000 of these calls were bought, and IV30 jumping 22.5% with call volume 25X daily and buyers paying up to $0.58 for these contracts.

    Motorola Solutions (MSI) buyer of 5,000 Jan. 2015 $62.50 calls to open at $2.54, stock replacement

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