Archive for December, 2012


Christmas Eve Monday

  Market Sentiment Watch: Fiscal cliff on people's minds on this holiday shortened trading day. Many market participants will be out and we'll be in and out and more out than in as the early close approaches. If I don't talk to you in comments have a safe and Merry Christmas.  Ecodata Watch: No ecodata […]


Wrap – Week Ended 12/21/12

Closed option trades last week: HK – Sold the second set of (10) HK December calls for $1.20, up 287% to cost. No plans to sell the common in the ZMT or ZLT. KOG – Sold the (10) December $9 calls for $0.05 vs my $0.29 cost. MMR – Sold the (20) January $15 calls […]


Expiry Friday

  Market Sentiment Watch:  World failed to end. Plan B aborted before it hit the House floor. Cliff closer now. Futures off but not Armageddon off or even close to TARP off. We also have quad witching today and the beginning of the holiday exodus so it could be a volatile session early with no […]


Thursday Morning And It’s Not The End of the World As We Know It

  Market Sentiment Watch:  Big day for economic data but the markets remain almost solely focused on issues in D.C. In energyland, last minute operations updates and deals almost by the day (SD selling Permian today) continue to dominate end of year business in the E&P space.  In today's post please find the weekly oil inventory […]


Wednesday Morning – E&P’s Continue To Guide 2013

  Market Sentiment Watch: A bit of Christmas rally in the air as Fiscal Cliff talks appear to make a little forward progress and S&P grants Greece a nodding approval rating of Stable. Energy was buoyed by the broad markets and higher commodity prices and we took the opportunity to exit some more calls but otherwise […]

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