Archive for February, 2011


Monday Morning And All Is Calmer

    Market Sentiment Watch: Euphoria probably overdone in the energy space in the near term. That alone means it will probably swing a little further into break-the-needle-off-the-dial bullish mode before correcting. I usually say something along the lines of the "hangover is worse than the party was great" at times like this but Libya and […]


Wrap – Week Ended 2/25/11 (In Progress)

  Holdings Watch – last week's closed options trades:  CHK – Sold the (20) $36 strike March calls for $0.64, up 120%. CHK – Sold the (10 of 20) $34 strike March calls for $1.48, up 111%.   Housekeeping Watch: Note that ZLT and ZIM portfolio positions are updated on the ZEB Positions tab and […]



  Market Sentiment Watch: For a short week it sure did feel long. The U.N. is meeting to consider sanctions against Libya …yeah, that'll show 'em. Sheesh. In energy land today we have oil worrying over Libya and possibly Algeria and we have a lot of people writing stories about higher crude prices causing a […]


Thursday – Dueling Natural Gas and Oil Inventory Reports

  Market Sentiment Watch: Another day, another big jump in crude. These kind of rallies usually end badly. However, we usually don't see widespread, potentially regime changing upheaval across broad swaths of oil producing north Africa and into the Middle East. I think that while the spikes in curde prices are likely not sustainable, the supply […]


Wednesday Morning

  Market Sentiment Watch:  Still watching Libya but less in need of a short term dip than it was yesterday. In energy land, we have earnings from CHK today and a number of highly trafficked names around here speaking at Enercom before a deluge of earnings from E&Ps tomorrow.  Ecodata Watch: We get existing home sales […]

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