Archive for April, 2010


Wrap – Week Ended 4/23/10

    Holdings Watch: ZCAT (Zman Catalyst portfolio) $12,300 46% Cash Last Week’s Closed Trades: Sold the May $15 BEXP Calls for $3.20, down 7% (repositioning trade) ZIM (Zman Inefficient Markets portfolio) $24,000 84% Cash Last Week’s Closed Trades: MMR – Sold the 25 puts taken earlier for $0.60, up 46% to my cost, with […]



  Market Sentiment Watch: Greece opted to tap its life line last night and the markets are cautious. We have SLB this morning to wrap up the week’s earnings reports before a storm of energy earnings (see Stuff section) hits next week. I’ll have an updated Catalyst List with a few additions out over the […]


Thursday Morning Pause

  Market Sentiment Watch: Greece back in the spotlight over higher than anticipated estimated deficits is causing the Euro to fall, the dollar to rise and tripping futures in the U.S. early this morning.  In energy land we have a number of service names reporting this morning with DO most noticeably taking a hit for […]


Wednesday Morning – Oil Preview + NBR and ECA

  Market Sentiment Watch: AAPL proved last night that the consumer is alive and kicking as well as listening to music and talking on over priced albeit sleek phones. All unit sales expectations were blown away. The market this morning is so far not taking its cue from that but is instead adopting a more […]


Tuesday Morning – Updated Catalyst List

Market Sentiment Watch: Goldman crushed numbers this morning helping to set a  slightly positive for early trading but the focus their won’t be on numbers or the kind of charges you normally think of during earnings season but instead on SEC charges so the call will be key and will likely hold some sway over […]

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