Financials Lead the Market Rally + Weekly Wrap-up! SPX, Nasdaq, JPM, WFC, GS, C, AIG, MA, V, EXPE
This morning, the market popped after favorable reactions to JPM and WFC’s earnings reports.  Stocks continued to push higher until the close, erasing the loss endured from early in the week.  JPM vaulted nearly +6%, while WFC was up +3.23%.  GS added +3.63% (reporting next Tuesday morning); C popped +5.42% (report next Monday morning); AIG [...]

This morning, the market popped after favorable reactions to JPM and WFC’s earnings reports.  Stocks continued to push higher until the close, erasing the loss endured from early in the week.  JPM vaulted nearly +6%, while WFC was up +3.23%.  GS added +3.63% (reporting next Tuesday morning); C popped +5.42% (report next Monday morning); AIG gained +3.18%. 

After the market, MA and V jumped on news that the credit card companies reached a settlement on the "swipe-fee" lawsuit.  MA traded up more than $6 on the news, and V was up more than +2%!

We have some nice trades this week, mostly on the downside, until today.  MA +122%, EXPE +56%, and WYNN +47% worked out well for us.  Here are the closed trades:

  • 08:37 | HappyTrading WYNN ($95.20) Sold to Close 07P100 Jul 100 put, at $5.50 +47%
  • 06:59 | HappyTrading WYNN ($95.70) Sold to Close 07P100 Jul 100 put, at $5.15 +37%
  • 10:22 | HappyTrading LULU ($54.90) Sold to Close 07P55 Jul 55 put, at $1.60 +14%
  • 12:00 | HappyTrading CF ($193.10) Sold to Close 07P190 Jul 190 put, at $3.20 -24%
  • 10:00 | HappyTrading EXPE ($45.70) Sold to Close 07P47 Jul 47 puts, at $1.90 +41%
  • 07:33 | Ecstatic Plays MA ($417.00) Sold to Close 0713P420 Jul 420 put, at $6.38 +77%
  • 07:06 | Ecstatic Plays CRM ($129.00) Sold to Close 0713P130 Jul 130 put, at $2.30 -21%
  • 06:43 | Ecstatic Plays MA ($414.00) Sold to Close 0713P420 Jul 420 put, at $8.00 +122%
  • 12:06 | HappyTrading EXPE ($45.50) Sold to Close 07P47 Jul 47 put, at $2.10 +56%

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This market was just waiting for some encouraging news to return to the upside.  Earlier in the week, the market sustained a slew of bad news, but, hung on.  Now, the focus has turned to earnings.  Next week, a lot of bellwether companies are going to report and should provide the impetus for most of market’s movements.  We’ll take a closer look at these on Sunday evening in my weekly Market Forecast.

Have a wonderful weekend, happy traders!

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