January 31, 2012 at 17:51 PM EST
January 2012 Monthly Wrap-Up: AAPL, NFLX, RVBD, FAS, GS, MA, BIIB, UPS, PPO, AMZN, BRCM, NFLX
It’s been an exciting month to begin 2012, Year of the Dragon!  This has been the best January for the US stock market for more than 10 years!  We rode along with the market and also had an excellent month.  With as many trades as I publish, most of the trades in January were profittable: [...]

It’s been an exciting month to begin 2012, Year of the Dragon!  This has been the best January for the US stock market for more than 10 years!  We rode along with the market and also had an excellent month.  With as many trades as I publish, most of the trades in January were profittable:

  • 10:34 | HappyTrading SINA ($70.15) Sold to Close 0203C70 Feb 70 calls, at $2.75 +2%
  • 09:26 | HappyTrading CRM ($117.20) Sold to Close 0203C115 Feb 115 calls, at $3.50 -4%
  • 08:11 | HappyTrading AAPL ($452.70) Sold to Close 0203C450 Feb 450 calls, at $5.70 +37%
  • 07:20 | HappyTrading AAPL ($449.70) Sold to Close 0203C445 Feb 445 calls, at $7.20 +37%
  • 07:14 | HappyTrading POT ($46.65) Sold to Close 02C45 Feb 45 calls, at $2.42 +19%
  • 07:01 | HappyTrading AAPL ($448.00) Sold to Close 0203C445 Feb 445 calls, at $6.10 +16%
  • 12:22 | HappyTrading POT ($47.58) Sold to Close 02C45 Feb 45 calls, at $3.15 +54%
  • 12:07 | HappyTrading POT ($47.47) Sold to Close 02C45 Feb 45 calls, at $3.05 +50%
  • 07:17 | HappyTrading SINA ($62.35) Sold to Close 0203P62.5 Feb 63 put, at $2.20 -8%
  • 08:33 | HappyTrading MA ($338.50) Sold to Close 0127P340 Jan 340 put, at $6.20 +59%
  • 12:45 | HappyTrading GMCR ($51.30) Sold to Close 01C50 Jan 50 calls, at $1.85 +6%
  • 09:58 | HappyTrading QCOM ($57.85) Sold to Close 01C55 Jan 55 calls, at $2.90 +64%
  • 09:47 | HappyTrading QCOM ($57.37) Sold to Close 01C55 Jan 55 calls, at $2.40 +36%
  • 12:31 | HappyTrading IBM ($178.80) Sold to Close 01P180 Jan 180 put, at $3.55 -19%
  • 07:07 | HappyTrading BIIB ($117.80) Sold to Close 01C110 Jan 110 calls, at $8.00 +70%
  • 09:32 | HappyTrading AMZN ($177.00) Sold to Close 01P175 Jan 175 put, at $2.05 -24%
  • 11:03 | HappyTrading CTSH ($70.30) Sold to Close 01C70 Jan 70 calls, at $1.60 +23%
  • 10:13 | HappyTrading GS ($98.65) Sold to Close 01C95 Jan 95 calls, at $5.05 +84%
  • 11:23 | HappyTrading NFLX ($97.30) Sold to Close 0113C95 Jan 95 calls, at $5.50 +31%
  • 07:21 | HappyTrading BIIB ($115.00) Sold to Close 01C110 Jan 110 calls, at $6.50 +38%
  • 07:46 | HappyTrading UPS ($73.85) Sold to Close 01C72.5 Jan 73 calls, at $2.00 +33%
  • 11:59 | HappyTrading GS ($96.40) Sold to Close 01C95 Jan 95 calls, at $4.00 +45%
  • 11:03 | HappyTrading UPS ($74.80) Sold to Close 01C72.5 Jan 73 calls, at $2.74 +83%

Now, if you think that the above is impressive, take a look at our trades in Ecstatic Plays for January 2012, which were filled with triple-digit gainers:

  • 09:58 | Ecstatic Plays NFLX ($118.80) Sold to Close 0203P120 Feb 120 put, at $4.00 +21%
  • 09:24 | Ecstatic Plays CRM ($117.20) Sold to Close 0203C115 Feb 115 calls, at $3.50 +4%
  • 10:35 | Ecstatic Plays NFLX ($117.30) Sold to Close 0127C115 Jan 115 calls, at $3.40 +39%
  • 10:35 | Ecstatic Plays NFLX ($117.30) Sold to Close 0127C115 Jan 115 calls, at $3.40 +39%
  • 06:53 | Ecstatic Plays MOS ($56.50) Sold to Close 0127C55 Jan 55 calls, at $1.59 +49%
  • 06:50 | Ecstatic Plays BIDU ($126.20) Sold to Close 0127C125 Jan 125 calls, at $1.80 +43%
  • 07:03 | Ecstatic Plays NFLX ($102.70) Sold to Close 97.5 Jan 98 calls, at $5.50 +147%
  • 06:48 | Ecstatic Plays RVBD ($29.50) Sold to Close 01C27.5 Jan 28 calls, at $2.05 +105%
  • 06:45 | Ecstatic Plays RVBD ($99.43) Sold to Close 01C27.5 Jan 28 calls, at $1.98 +98%
  • 06:44 | Ecstatic Plays NFLX ($100.85) Sold to Close 01C97.5 Jan 98 calls, at $4.25 +91%
  • 07:25 | Ecstatic Plays BIDU ($127.80) Sold to Close 01C130 Jan 130 calls, at $0.95 -50%
  • 07:28 | Ecstatic Plays BIDU ($127.25) Sold to Close 0113C125 Jan 125 calls, at $3.45 +15%
  • 10:27 | Ecstatic Plays FAS ($73.50) Sold to Close 0113C70 Jan 70 calls, at $4.10 +88%
  • 07:08 | Ecstatic Plays FAS ($74.00) Sold to Close 0113C70 Jan 70 calls, at $4.50 +106%
  • 08:14 | Ecstatic Plays FAS ($69.80) Sold to Close 0113C70 Jan 70 calls, at $2.00 -22%
  • 09:57 | Ecstatic Plays NFLX ($76.38) Sold to Close 0106C75 Jan 75 calls, at $2.35 +114%
  • 08:35 | Ecstatic Plays AAPL ($412.95) Sold to Close 0106C410 Jan 410 calls, at $4.60 +11%
  • 11:58 | Ecstatic Plays GS ($96.40) Sold to Close 0106C95 Jan 95 calls, at $2.25 +108%
  • 11:09 | Ecstatic Plays GS ($96.00) Sold to Close 0106C95 Jan 95 calls, at $2.05 +90%

With all of the published trades in January between both HappyTrading and Ecstatic Plays, there are only 5 trades that were in the negative, and the biggest loss was 50%.   It was certainly a very "happy" month. 

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If you’re still sitting on the sideline, you can probably consider tipping your toes back in.

Well, the market has basically be trading flat, consolidating in a tight range.  Besides earnings pops and drops, the broader market has been once again captivated by the development in fight against the financial crisis in Europe.

Here are some stocks in the news for today:

PPO dropped a whopping 30% on a downgrade!  NFLX fell more than 4% as BSkyB announced its movie-stream plan in the U.K.  After the market, AMZN tumbled 9% after a disppointing quarterly report.  BRCM delivered a solid quarter with a solid forecast; its shares rose about +2% in after-market trading.

Good night and HappyTrading! ™

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