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  • Market Views

    12/22/14

    Technical View:  

     The S&P with a voracious rally to close the week ended up right back near new highs, and timed well with last weeks notes on 1,970 support and an extreme oversold NYMO that set up for another one of these rallies off a higher base, the bull trend firmly intact as 2014 comes to a close. Resistance overhead remains in the 2075/2080 range before a move to 2,100 can be seen, while 2,140.5 is the first Fibonacci extension target, and 2,105 would be a target based on relative moves off corrections. The channel up remains in play for 2015.

     

    Sentiment/Internals:

    The latest AAII Sentiment Survey showed a drop in bullish sentiment by 6.3% to 38.7% and bearish sentiment rose 4.5% to 26.9%. The NAAIM Exposure Index marked at 65.1 last week, a sharp drop off just in time for the rally. The latest fund flow data showed $2.9B of equity fund outflows. The CBOE Equity Put/Call Ratio closed the week at 0.59, neutral reading, and Index Put/Call at 1.25 also at a neutral reading. With price reaching near a new high there are some negative divergences forming, like NYSE Cumulative A/D that has not confirmed a new high, and NYSE Summation is starting to turn positive again, but well off the recent high. NYMO closed the week just above +16, slightly overbought, while NYSE Cumulative TICK remains below its 20 day EMA and well off highs, another negative divergence.

  • Daily Freebies

    December 19th, 2014

    Chicago Bridge and Iron (CBI) buyer of 12,500 Jan. 2015 $40 puts $1.70, closes out 4,950 of the Dec. $44 puts $2.98, staying bearish with Energy projects likely to impact its outlook

    Yelp (YELP) buyer of 500 next week $53 calls at $1.30 this morning and now buyers surfacing for 2,500+ Feb. 2015 $67.50 OTM calls, speculative OTM calls, a name that has shown plenty of technical weakness, but remains on the radar as a potential acquisition target

    Rice Energy (RICE) buyer of 17,500 April 2015 $25 calls $3.70, rolls out of 20,500 Jan. 2015 $25 calls $1.60

    Burlington Stores (BURL) buyer of 3,500 March 2015 $50 calls at $2.50, rolling up some of the March $45 calls

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