Most of us can’t resist the temptation to constantly buy and sell…

June 30, 2007 at 10:55 pm | Posted in Quote of the day | Leave a comment

“Much success can be attributed to inactivity. Most investors cannot resist the temptation to constantly buy and sell.”

~Warren Buffett

Living with leverage in options

June 30, 2007 at 1:28 pm | Posted in Abbreviations used, Articles, miscellaneous | Leave a comment

My post on 29th June, 2007 showed the advantage of using options as an alternate trading tool. I have given CHL (China Mobile Ltd) as a real example to benefit from this type of trading.

I found an article from Forbes.com to further strengthen this thought.

DJIA components YTD performance (29-Jun-2007)

June 30, 2007 at 10:41 am | Posted in DOW JONES, US Stocks | Leave a comment
 This is the latest Dow Jones components performance year to date, 
 first half year of 2007: 
 
 
 SCODE NAME                             EXC  SEC M 070103 070629   YTD % 
 AA    Alcoa Inc.                       NYSE B02 8  29.33  40.53  38.19% 
 GM    General Motors Corp.             NYSE C02 4  29.45  37.80  28.35% 
 CAT   Caterpillar, Inc.                NYSE G05 9  61.16  78.30  28.02% 
 HON   Honeywell Intl Inc.              NYSE G02 8  45.10  56.28  24.79% 
 T     AT&T Corporation                 NYSE T30 6  34.95  41.50  18.74% 
 INTC  Intel Corporation                NASD T24 9  20.35  23.74  16.66% 
 MCD   McDonald's Corp.                 NYSE S49 6  43.87  50.76  15.71% 
 XOM   Exxon Mobil Corp.                NYSE B08 8  74.11  83.88  13.18% 
 MRK   Merck & Company, Inc.            NYSE H04 6  44.02  49.80  13.13% 
 UTX   United Technologies Corp.        NYSE R01 6  62.81  70.93  12.93% 
 MMM   3M Company                       NYSE R01 8  78.26  86.79  10.90% 
 VZ    Verizon Communications Inc.      NYSE T30 6  37.82  41.17   8.86% 
 IBM   Intl Business Machines Corp.     NYSE T08 8  97.27 105.25   8.20% 
 BA    Boeing Company (The)             NYSE G01 5  89.17  96.16   7.84% 
 KO    Coca-Cola Company (The)          NYSE C05 6  48.58  52.31   7.68% 
 HPQ   Hewlett-Packard Company          NYSE T08 9  41.62  44.62   7.21% 
 DD    E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.    NYSE B01 6  49.04  50.84   3.67% 
 AXP   American Express Company         NYSE F03 8  60.36  61.18   1.36% 
 WMT   Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.            NYSE S18 8  47.55  48.11   1.18% 
 GE    General Electric Company         NYSE G09 6  37.97  38.28   0.82% 
 JPM   J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.          NYSE F11 8  48.07  48.45   0.79% 
 DIS   Walt Disney Company (The)        NYSE S24 9  34.20  34.14  -0.18% 
 MSFT  Microsoft Corporation            NASD T01 8  29.86  29.47  -1.31% 
 PFE   Pfizer, Inc.                     NYSE H04 5  26.29  25.57  -2.74% 
 AIG   American Intl Group, Inc.        NYSE F13 6  72.15  70.03  -2.94% 
 HD    Home Depot, Inc. (The)           NYSE S30 5  41.07  39.35  -4.19% 
 PG    Procter & Gamble Co. (The)       NYSE C21 6  64.54  61.19  -5.19% 
 C     Citigroup, Inc.                  NYSE F11 8  55.25  51.29  -7.17% 
 JNJ   JOHON & JOHON                    NYSE H04 5  66.40  61.62  -7.20% 
*MO    Altria Group                     NYSE C08 6  86.51  70.14 -18.92% 
 
 Note : M=msn Scouter Ranking;  
*special distribution of 21.909/share on 2Apr2007

 
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UNUSUAL VOLUME SURGES 29-JUN-2007 (FRI)

June 30, 2007 at 4:27 am | Posted in Unusual volume surges, US Stocks | Leave a comment
 20070629 Unusual Volume & PRICE CHANGED OF AT LEAST $1.00
(OPTIONABLE STOCKS)
SCODE EXC+SEC VOL_UP(x)  GAP_UP  PR_CHG   CLOSE       VOL
TLB   NYSES04     11.60    1.74    2.77   25.03   4053100
CBH   NYSEF25      5.52    3.09    3.18   36.99  14835800
FIC   NYSES12      5.37    0.12    2.74   40.12   4229300
APOL  NASDS21      4.69    4.09    7.65   58.43  12684900
CMG   NYSES49      3.66    1.48    2.76   85.28   1069600
SHLM  NASDC26      2.80    1.23    1.86   24.33    662400
KOMG  NASDT06      2.74    2.13    2.31   31.89  14837400
FMCN  NASDS01      2.68    1.21    2.95   50.49   5969700
BBOX  NASDT18      2.65    4.08    5.06   41.38    949500
WMH   AMEX         2.58    1.41    1.27   68.26     11100
HCR   NYSEH11      2.51    0.45    1.59   65.29   2382000
VLCM  NASDC29      2.31    0.03    1.31   50.13    454400
PCLN  NASDT15      2.28    3.43    4.47   68.74   1747800
CTRP  NASDS48      1.98    0.42    2.58   78.63    420600
DIOD  NASDT25      1.92    1.19    2.16   41.77    918700
RIMM  NASDT07      1.79   30.28   34.40  199.99  30102600
HLYS  NASDC29      1.55    2.88    1.15   25.86   2915200
NETL  NASDT28      1.48    1.52    1.35   31.84   1729300
CNH   NYSEG05      1.34    0.45    1.05   51.09    333000
BIO   AMEXT22      1.29    1.91    1.26   75.57     96000

CLOSING $ & VOL WERE UP 2 CONSECUTIVE DAYS (29-JUN-2007)

June 30, 2007 at 4:22 am | Posted in Close price and volume up for 2 days, US Stocks | Leave a comment

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3 CONSECUTIVE DAYS CLOSING $ & VOLUME WERE UP (till 29-JUN-2007)

June 30, 2007 at 4:18 am | Posted in close price and volume up for 3 days, US Stocks | Leave a comment

CLOSE1 : CLOSING $ ON 27/6

CLOSE2 : CLOSING $ ON 28/6

CLOSE3 : CLOSING $ ON 29/6

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DJIA COMPONENTS ON 29-JUN-2007 (FRI)

June 29, 2007 at 10:49 pm | Posted in 1-Yr uptrend chart, Daily Close Information, DOW JONES, US Stocks | Leave a comment

DOW closed down at 13,408.62 -13.66 (0.10%).

   20070629   DJIA COMPONENTS (all are optionable stocks) 
SCODE EXC  SEC  $ UP  CLOSE        VOL  $ CHG% GAPUP Hi-Lo Vol Chg NextEarnDT 
AA    NYSE B02  1.23  40.53   13592500    3.13  0.34  1.15    0.47 20070709 
AIG   NYSE F13 -0.42  70.03   12419200   -0.60  0.45  1.33    0.43          
AXP   NYSE F03 -0.04  61.18    6425100   -0.07  0.43  1.39   -0.08          
BA    NYSE G01  1.00  96.16    5785200    1.05  0.20  1.09    0.65          
C     NYSE F11 -0.52  51.29   26558100   -1.00  0.29  1.49    0.14 20070720B 
CAT   NYSE G05 -0.79  78.30    7510200   -1.00 -0.07  1.82    0.59 20070720 
DD    NYSE B01 -0.09  50.84    5411400   -0.18  0.07  1.35    0.47 20070724 
DIS   NYSE S24  0.29  34.14   12014300    0.86  0.04  0.75    0.01 20070801A 
GE    NYSE G09  0.16  38.28   44668200    0.42  0.11  0.70    0.33          
GM    NYSE C02 -0.35  37.80   16822400   -0.92 -0.11  0.96   -0.31          
HD    NYSE S30 -0.17  39.35   13712500   -0.43  0.02  0.84   -0.30          
HON   NYSE G02 -0.10  56.28    3921100   -0.18  0.13  0.83   -0.01 20070719B 
HPQ   NYSE T08  0.01  44.62   13893700    0.02  0.19  1.16    0.23          
IBM   NYSE T08 -0.70 105.25    7017400   -0.66  0.01  2.48    0.30          
INTC  NASD T24 -0.18  23.74   50500700   -0.75  0.04  0.67    0.06 20070717 
JNJ   NYSE H04  0.12  61.62   12016500    0.20  0.08  0.73    0.27 20070717 
JPM   NYSE F11 -0.51  48.45   21751400   -1.04  0.27  1.20    0.52 20070718B 
KO    NYSE C05 -0.32  52.31    9244300   -0.61  0.21  1.00    0.15           
MCD   NYSE S49 -0.09  50.76    6569400   -0.18  0.37  0.90    0.20          
MMM   NYSE R01 -0.06  86.79    3321100   -0.07  0.25  1.64    0.42          
MO    NYSE C08  0.22  70.14    9568400    0.31  0.09  0.95    0.46 20070718 
MRK   NYSE H04 -0.68  49.80   14361400   -1.35  0.47  1.48    0.19          
MSFT  NASD T01 -0.36  29.47   70251500   -1.21  0.04  0.89    0.71 20070719 
PFE   NYSE H04 -0.06  25.57   44336100   -0.23  0.14  0.42    0.32          
PG    NYSE C21 -0.17  61.19   11984800   -0.28  0.09  0.94    0.30 20070803 
T     NYSE T30  0.76  41.50   37517800    1.87  0.21  0.70    0.39 20070723 
UTX   NYSE R01 -0.16  70.93    4027300   -0.23  0.49  1.21    0.19          
VZ    NYSE T30  0.10  41.17   11706900    0.24  0.08  0.68    0.09          
WMT   NYSE S18 -0.10  48.11   14131400   -0.21  0.41  0.78    0.13          
XOM   NYSE B08  0.28  83.88   24724700    0.33  0.55  1.93    0.24 
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https://cougarjump.wordpress.com/tag/sector-industry-code/

US MARKETS ACTIVITIES – MOST ACTIVES 29-JUN-2007 (FRI)

June 29, 2007 at 10:44 pm | Posted in 1-Yr uptrend chart, Daily Close Information, Most actives, US Stocks | Leave a comment
 20070629   20 HIGHEST VOLUME (Optionable Stocks) 
SCODE EXC  SEC  $ UP  CLOSE        VOL  $ CHG% GAPUP Hi-Lo Vol Chg NextEarnDT 
SPY   AMEX F04  0.05 150.43  187327100    0.03  0.52  2.50    0.21          
QQQQ  NASD      0.08  47.60  124560500    0.17  0.27  0.67    0.07          
IWM   AMEX     -0.46  82.96  108944200   -0.55  0.36  1.53    0.24          
SUNW  NASD T08  0.10   5.26  104080200    1.94  0.03  0.17    0.38          
SANM  NASD T20 -0.09   3.13   88830900   -2.80  0.03  0.13   10.58 20070725 
MSFT  NASD T01 -0.36  29.47   70251500   -1.21  0.04  0.89    0.71 20070719 
INTC  NASD T24 -0.18  23.74   50500700   -0.75  0.04  0.67    0.06 20070717 
F     NYSE C02 -0.07   9.42   50305400   -0.74  0.11  0.37   -0.28          
CSCO  NASD T18  0.00  27.85   44922000    0.00  0.13  0.41   -0.42          
GE    NYSE G09  0.16  38.28   44668200    0.42  0.11  0.70    0.33          
PFE   NYSE H04 -0.06  25.57   44336100   -0.23  0.14  0.42    0.32          
GGP   NYSE F21 -0.05  52.95   40893200   -0.09  0.28  1.27    7.60 20070731 
AAPL  NASD T19  1.48 122.04   40458600    1.23  1.41  2.91    0.36 20070725A 
PMCS  NASD T25  0.11   7.73   38356600    1.44  0.13  0.18    2.70          
T     NYSE T30  0.76  41.50   37517800    1.87  0.21  0.70    0.39 20070723 
MU    NYSE T28  0.12  12.53   31632300    0.97  0.08  0.30   -0.03          
ORCL  NASD T01 -0.14  19.71   31383200   -0.71  0.10  0.48   -0.32           
XLF   AMEX     -0.20  36.18   30189400   -0.55  0.04  0.80    0.14          
LSI   NYSE T26 -0.14   7.51   30147000   -1.83 -0.04  0.24   -0.55          
RIMM  NASD T07 34.40 199.99   30102600   20.77 30.28  9.17    1.79     
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https://cougarjump.wordpress.com/tag/sector-industry-code/

US MARKETS ACTIVITIES – HIGH/LOW PRICE VOLATILITY 29-JUN-2007 (FRI)

June 29, 2007 at 10:42 pm | Posted in 1-Yr uptrend chart, Daily Close Information, Top High-Low price volatility, US Stocks | Leave a comment
   
 20070629 Top 20 (Optionable Stocks) HIGH-LOW intraday $ volatility 
SCODE EXC  SEC  $ UP  CLOSE      VOL  $ CHG% GAPUP Hi-Lo Vol Chg NextEarnDT 
CME   NYSE S12 -6.12 534.36   381400   -1.13  0.00 13.20    0.05          
RIMM  NASD T07 34.40 199.99 30102600   20.77 30.28  9.17    1.79          
BIDU  NASD T13  5.79 167.98  3938000    3.57  2.81  8.38    0.58          
GOOG  NASD T13 -2.31 522.70  3877200   -0.44  1.01  7.94    0.00 20070719 
IOC   AMEX B13 -5.66  18.94  9193600  -23.01  0.40  7.32    3.87          
GS    NYSE F08 -2.21 216.75  7850800   -1.01  0.59  6.75    0.31          
BSC   NYSE F08 -4.00 140.00  6075600   -2.78  0.51  6.42    0.77          
RTP   NYSE B05  3.09 306.12   255900    1.02 -0.64  5.90   -0.27 20070802 
ICE   NYSE S12 -0.94 147.85  1561300   -0.63  0.11  4.90   -0.27          
PCR   NYSE G08  2.19  61.53   700100    3.69 -0.78  4.88   -0.06          
FFH   NYSE F13 -0.94 191.67    26000   -0.49  0.21  4.75   -0.39          
NMX   NYSE F04 -2.27 125.63  1712900   -1.77  0.99  4.60   -0.32          
SNP   NYSE B06 -1.16 111.64   560100   -1.03 -0.94  4.60   -0.19          
FLR   NYSE R01  5.89 111.37  2168600    5.58  2.77  4.53    0.51          
BOT   NYSE S12 -0.79 206.60   659900   -0.38  0.60  4.39    0.12          
PETD  NASD B06 -0.99  47.48   303400   -2.04  0.49  4.37    1.71          
AMN   NYSE G06 -1.91  90.19    82400   -2.07  0.62  4.37   -0.25          
BEN   NYSE F02 -1.95 132.47  1091400   -1.45  0.18  4.27    0.26          
ILF   AMEX      0.47 213.20   202400    0.22  1.41  4.24   -0.15          
ESS   NYSE F20 -1.07 116.30   320400   -0.91  0.50  4.21    0.20 
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https://cougarjump.wordpress.com/tag/sector-industry-code/

US MARKETS ACTIVITIES – TOP GAINERS AND LOSERS 29-JUN-2007 (FRI)

June 29, 2007 at 10:40 pm | Posted in 1-Yr uptrend chart, Daily Close Information, Top Gainers & Losers, US Stocks | Leave a comment
 20070629  TOP GAINERS (Optionable Stocks) 
SCODE EXC  SEC  $ UP  CLOSE      VOL  $ CHG% GAPUP Hi-Lo Vol Chg NextEarnDT 
RIMM  NASD T07 34.40 199.99 30102600   20.77 30.28  9.17    1.79          
APOL  NASD S21  7.65  58.43 12684900   15.06  4.09  3.79    4.69          
FLR   NYSE R01  5.89 111.37  2168600    5.58  2.77  4.53    0.51          
BIDU  NASD T13  5.79 167.98  3938000    3.57  2.81  8.38    0.58          
BBOX  NASD T18  5.06  41.38   949500   13.93  4.08  2.90    2.65          
PCLN  NASD T15  4.47  68.74  1747800    6.96  3.43  1.92    2.28          
PCP   NYSE B16  3.33 121.36  1293200    2.82  0.96  3.37   -0.19          
CBH   NYSE F25  3.18  36.99 14835800    9.41  3.09  1.68    5.52          
FWLT  NASD G08  3.17 106.99  1952300    3.05 -0.41  4.00    0.43          
RTP   NYSE B05  3.09 306.12   255900    1.02 -0.64  5.90   -0.27 20070802 
FMCN  NASD S01  2.95  50.49  5969700    6.21  1.21  3.46    2.68          
NTRI  NASD S16  2.90  69.85  1631600    4.33  0.02  3.03    1.09           
TLB   NYSE S04  2.77  25.03  4053100   12.44  1.74  1.89   11.60          
CMG   NYSE S49  2.76  85.28  1069600    3.34  1.48  3.10    3.66          
FIC   NYSE S12  2.74  40.12  4229300    7.33  0.12  3.21    5.37          
CMG.B NYSE      2.62  78.63   188300    3.45  0.85  3.29    0.97          
CTRP  NASD S48  2.58  78.63   420600    3.39  0.42  3.18    1.98          
BG    NYSE B01  2.39  84.50  1573400    2.91  0.25  2.93    0.45 20070726 
KOMG  NASD T06  2.31  31.89 14837400    7.81  2.13  0.29    2.74          
DPM   NYSE B12  2.31  46.62    97200    5.21  0.69  2.21    0.20          
  
 20070629  TOP LOSERS (Optionable Stocks) 
SCODE EXC  SEC  $ DN  CLOSE      VOL  $ CHG% GAPUP Hi-Lo Vol Chg NextEarnDT 
CME   NYSE S12 -6.12 534.36   381400   -1.13  0.00 13.20    0.05          
IOC   AMEX B13 -5.66  18.94  9193600  -23.01  0.40  7.32    3.87          
BSC   NYSE F08 -4.00 140.00  6075600   -2.78  0.51  6.42    0.77          
GVHR  NASD S56 -2.84  19.33  1718400  -12.81 -1.12  2.00    5.44          
AHM   NYSE F12 -2.53  18.38  5240900  -12.10 -2.61  1.19    2.25          
MER   NYSE F08 -2.44  83.58 11331600   -2.84  0.37  4.20    1.18          
GOOG  NASD T13 -2.31 522.70  3877200   -0.44  1.01  7.94    0.00 20070719 
NMX   NYSE F04 -2.27 125.63  1712900   -1.77  0.99  4.60   -0.32          
BLK   NYSE F09 -2.21 156.59   475600   -1.39  0.10  4.20    1.40          
GS    NYSE F08 -2.21 216.75  7850800   -1.01  0.59  6.75    0.31          
LM    NYSE F09 -2.02  98.38  1266900   -2.01 -2.90  3.23    0.08          
BEN   NYSE F02 -1.95 132.47  1091400   -1.45  0.18  4.27    0.26          
AMN   NYSE G06 -1.91  90.19    82400   -2.07  0.62  4.37   -0.25          
PMI   NYSE F30 -1.83  44.67  2416900   -3.94 -0.75  1.53    1.83 20070731B 
CMI   NYSE G04 -1.76 101.21  1677900   -1.71 -0.22  2.98   -0.19          
HWAY  NASD H16 -1.74  47.37   634500   -3.54 -0.09  1.86    1.27 20070705A 
MICC  NASD T31 -1.74  91.64   340900   -1.86  0.02  2.65    0.05          
LFC   NYSE F10 -1.70  53.67  1110700   -3.07 -0.82  1.28    0.05          
PKTR  NASD T12 -1.67   7.81  6341100  -17.62 -1.10  1.25   15.48 20070719 
CTSH  NASD T02 -1.60  75.00  1799200   -2.09  0.26  2.10   -0.08 
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