Bryan Leighton's Blog Posts Tagged 'NFLX' (26)

Cloud Stocks Fail To Float Higher

This morning, many of the leading cloud computing stocks are failing to rally with the technology sector. This is very strange since the NASDAQ Composite is higher by 2.00 percent at the open of the session. One of the leading cloud computing stocks in the market is Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM). This stock is trading lower by 0.73 cents to $149.25 a share. The stock is sitting right on the daily chart 50 moving average which is short term support. Should this level fail to hold as…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on April 25, 2012 at 10:13am — No Comments

The Real Shark Week

Today, is options expiration Friday. This trading week is a time when the markets will trade all over the map. There will usually be a lot of game playing in many of the popular stocks by the institutional traders. Often leading stocks such as Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc (NASDAQ:GMCR), Netflix Inc (NYSE:NFLX), First Solar Inc (NASDAQ:FSLR) and others will be extremely volatile throughout the week.



Remember, this is the time to be a…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on April 20, 2012 at 11:21am — No Comments

Storms In The Cloud

This morning, some of the leading cloud computing stocks are coming under selling pressure. Leading cloud computing stocks such as F5 Networks, Inc.(NASDAQ:FFIV), and VMware, Inc.(NYSE:VMW) are leading the cloud computing sell off. Both of these stocks have already bounced off of the morning lows. It is important to note that most of the leading cloud computing stocks are now oversold and could be due for a short term bounce in the coming days. Should FFIV stock trade lower again…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on April 11, 2012 at 10:35am — No Comments

Beware of Whipsaw Wednesday

The Wednesday before options expiration is usually the most volatile trading session of the week. We call this trading day 'Whipsaw Wednesday' as the action will usually be very erratic. This is a time when the large institutional traders will try and shake out the small retail options traders that is playing the near term expiration. As it goes in life, the big fish will most often eat the little fish, it is no different in the stock market during the week of options…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on February 15, 2012 at 10:19am — No Comments

Is This The First Real Decline, Or Options Ex Game Playing?

The major stock indexes are finally declining lower. Since December 19, 2011 the markets have rallied higher. Lately, every intra-day pullback was being bought by investors and traders. Many people are now calling this a market top, however, one day does not make a trend. These market were severely overbought and extended, therefore, a pullback or decline was certainly overdue.



This coming Friday is also options expiration. There were many small retail investors…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on February 14, 2012 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Options Expiration Week, Let The Games Begin

On February 17, 2012, it will be options expiration. The days leading up to the actual expiration will usually make for a lot of volatility in many of the popular and highly traded stocks. Traders and investors must understand that this week is notorious for rumors and game playing by the large financial institutions. You see, it is the institutions that move market indexes and stocks, it is not the individual at home with an online account that cause the popular stocks to rally or…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on February 13, 2012 at 10:35am — No Comments

2011 Is The Year Of The Broken Stocks

All of the major stock indexes topped out in early May of 2011. At that time, the S&P 500 Index traded as high as 1370.58, meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average traded as high as 12,876.00. This morning the S&P 500 Index is trading around the 1220.00 area and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading around the 11,910.00 level. It is safe to say that the major stock indexes have come under some serious selling pressure during the second half of 2011. The main catalyst…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on December 14, 2011 at 10:52am — No Comments

The Key To Trading Is Timing

How many times in your life have you heard someone tell you that they are bullish or bearish? Personally, I hear it everyday by countless people and even say it myself on a daily basis. These days we are all bombarded by the financial news throughout the day. The Europe Union is blowing up before our eyes on a daily basis, China is starting to slowdown, India is battling massive inflation, and Brazil cannot take the money printing by the central banks any more. The news is all around…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on December 7, 2011 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Stocks Are For Trading, Do Not Make It Personal

One of the fatal flaws that many traders make is to take stock trading personally. Often, most traders and investors will trade a particular stock several times and become comfortable with the equity, which may have its benefits. However, the problem that many traders and investor make is that when they lose on a trade in the stock they feel as though they must get even, or find the need to seek revenge on the equity.…



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Added by Bryan Leighton on November 30, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Three E's Hit The Stock Market

The three E's are hurting the market today. Earnings, Economic Data and Europe. A compilation of negative earnings, economic news and worries from Europe sent markets lower today. The S&P 500 is trading at 1,236.93, -17.26 (-1.38%). In the last three weeks, the markets have seen a meteoric rise of 15% across the board. It is due for a pull back.



Earnings reports from companies disappointed Wall Street. Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) is trading at $93.02, -5.80 (-5.87%), 3M Company…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on October 25, 2011 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Options Expiration Volatility Should Continue

This trading week has been like a see-saw, one day the markets are up and the next day they are down. During the week of trading leading up to options expiration Friday the markets will usually be very volatile. Traders and investors must remember that there will usually be a lot of game playing by the large financial institutions that can move markets. Remember, the guy at home with a small online trading account is not moving the markets, it is the large institutions that have…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on October 20, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Whipsaw Wednesday Underway

The Wednesday before options expiration is usually one of the most volatile trading sessions of the month. As you may know, options expiration occurs on the third Friday of every month. During the trading week leading into options expiration there will usually be a lot of rumors and erratic price movements in many of the leading stocks. Just look at the false report by The Guardian newspaper yesterday as they said that there would be a €2 trillion European bank bailout. Later, reports…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on October 19, 2011 at 10:35am — No Comments

Some Stocks Are Just Too Weak To Participate

This afternoon, the major stock indexes are soaring sharply higher. The light volume and the falling U.S. Dollar Index are creating the perfect elixir for a strong stock market. Traders and investors should also take note that today is the Columbus Day holiday and the bond market is closed, therefore, the stock market indexes will usually trade higher than normal and rarely decline when the bond market is closed. Remember the old saying, when the cat is away the mice will play. The… Continue

Added by Bryan Leighton on October 10, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

When Unsure Follow The Leading Stocks

Everyone must admit that the major stock indexes have staged a tremendous three day rally. Most major stock indexes have surged higher by more than 6.0 percent in that time. The NASDAQ Composite is leading the rally and has actually surged higher by 8.0 percent. On the surface everything looks fine and a potential bottom could be in place. There is one problem with this theory and that is the poor activity in the leading stocks.



Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been… Continue

Added by Bryan Leighton on October 7, 2011 at 10:33am — No Comments

Key Stock Market Movers With Master Levels

The markets are still sharply lower on the day. European worries continue. Volume has vanished and all eyes are on now on the Federal Reserve over the next two days. They will be giving their FOMC Policy Statement on Wednesday. The markets are hoping for some new insight on current economic conditions and a new round of quantitative easing.  While the markets are lower, these key stocks are making moves.



Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) hit a new 52 week high of $411.50. This is a leading… Continue

Added by Bryan Leighton on September 19, 2011 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Groundhog Day

Today is an exact replay of yesterday's stock market action. This morning, the major stock indexes found a low around the 11:00 am EST, yesterday the stock market found a low at 10:30 am EST. This afternoon, the major stock indexes have just traded higher on light volume, yesterday the major stock indexes did the same thing, floating higher as if they were on helium. Now traders will have to closely monitor the final thirty minutes of the day. Yesterday, the major stock indexes sold off… Continue

Added by Bryan Leighton on September 15, 2011 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Whipsaw Wednesday, Expect The Unexpected

Traders and investors must remember that this coming Friday is options expiration. It is not only options expiration, it is also quadruple witching options expiration. This is when options are scheduled to expire on stock index futures, stock index options, single stock futures, and stock options. Therefore, this week is likely to be even more volatile and turbulent leading up to the options expiration this coming Friday.



 As many of you may know, this is a time when the large… Continue

Added by Bryan Leighton on September 14, 2011 at 10:32am — No Comments

Let The Games Begin

Hopefully many traders and investors know that this Friday is options expiration. Often during the trading week leading up to the expiration there will be a lot of games being played by the large institutional trading desks. You see, this is a time when the small retail options traders will most likely be shaken out of their near term options position. The institutions will usually look to see where the small retail options traders have placed there bets. Once the elaborate computer… Continue

Added by Bryan Leighton on September 12, 2011 at 11:27am — No Comments

Markets Rally Off Lows, Watch This Level

The major stock indexes started the trading session down by 300.00 points just after the opening bell. Slowly throughout the trading day the major stock indexes have rebounded off the morning lows to trim the day's losses. Traders should now watch for some key resistance levels on the SPDR S&P 500 Index (NYSE:SPDR) around the $117.40 level. The SPY could see some intra-day pullbacks around these levels.



Some leading stocks that are trading higher today…
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Added by Bryan Leighton on September 6, 2011 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Slip Sliding Away

The major stock indexes started the morning trading sharply higher. At 10:00 am EST the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average(NYSE:DIA) traded as high as $116.97 a share. Since that high pivot the major stock indexes have been slowly declining throughout the session. The highly traded and followed DIA is now trading lower by 0.09 cents to $115.26 a share. The SPDR S&P 500 Index Trust(NYSE:SPY) and Powershares QQQ Trust (NASDAQ:QQQ) have also declined sharply this afternoon reversing…
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Added by Bryan Leighton on August 31, 2011 at 3:41pm — No Comments

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