Trade Alert: Now is not the time to panic

It’s a down day to start the day, again. Do you remember back when Apple went straight from $500 to $620 just as the first annual Apple Investor Summit hit and how it felt like stocks would never go down again? And now…can you imagine the relief you would fell if Apple were to rally [...]

Chat Transcript for May 30, 2012: Option strategies explained, how big traders are shorting Facebook and much more…

Here’s the transcript of today’s chat. See you next week at 2pm EST at http://tradingwithcody.com/chat for more Q&A where you can ask me anything. Hi guys, let’s rock n roll. Q. When you rate a stock 7 or higher after these 20-30% declines in almost every stock on the market, are they not more compelling [...]

Trade Alert: Buying calls in a networker

I’m buying some Juniper calls dated out into January of 2014 — 18 months away with strike prices starting at $20.  For this trade to work out, I’d need Juniper to rally above $23 a share over the next year and a half — and I think we’ll see this stock $30 a share or [...]

Flip It: Getting a clue about chart reading

When was the time to sell?

Good morning and welcome back to the hit parade, where many of the DJs are paid to put the songs they play on rotation. All right, I’m back from marrying off my brother in Austin this weekend to a lovely bride. I used to tell my TV show viewers all the time that the only [...]

Letting Riverbed float, picking some Juniper berries

The market is finally coming around to what we have known for months, that the euro bailout was a failure before it began. Just look at how the euro has sunk against the Dollar since Greece forced bondholders to take a haircut back on March 9th. We’re probably due for some kind of a Euro [...]

Our official playbook is still the way to go

Markets are rocking already. Brand new week. We get 20% less trading this week than in most weeks which can often lead to volatile markets.  The nasdaq is now up almost 100 points since last Monday’s panicky open when I finally agreed with the panicky assessment. That means the broader tech index is up nearly [...]

Trades for the week of May 21st through May 25th

Here are my trades for the week of May 21st thru May 25th: Common Stock: Stock Long or Short Action Date Initiated Time Initiated Price AAPL – Apple Long Buy 5/21/2012 9:09am $538.00 FIO – Fusion IO Long Buy 5/21/2012 9:09am $19.80 LVLT – Level 3 Long Buy 5/21/2012 9:09am $22.22 SNDK – SanDisk Long [...]

My latest positions

Not much mojo to the bounce of the lows so far, but we all know that the market is in the business of fooling the most number of people the maximum amount of the time, so it will come when it will come. Some of our best stocks, including Apple, Google and F5 have all [...]

The rumor that dropped an Apple supplier by $10 billion

Since most of you have better things to do with your time than sniff out every Apple rumor, I thought I’d break down one of them for you.  Here’s a story last week from the Taiwanese semiconductor trade newspaper, Digitimes: Apple reportedly books up half of mobile DRAM capacity at Elpida Hiroshima plant Josephine Lien, [...]

Getting close to a meaningful rally?

“It is always surprising how small a part of life is taken up by meaningful moments.  Most often they’re over before they start even though they cast a light on the future and make the person who originated them unforgettable.” Anna and the King 1999 “The effort must be total for the results to be meaningful.” Wit 2001 Another [...]

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