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Buy Arcelor Mittal (MT) On Options Activity

May 30 2008
On a day when the European Steel Industry Group Asked the European Union to block a merger between BHP and Rio Tinto, investors created an unusually high amount of Call options volume on Arcelor Mittal (MT).

Short General Motors (GM)

May 27 2008
With the high price of oil and the weak domestic economy, GM does not look to improve its earnings potential quickly. Hitting a new 52 week low today, the company fell 1% on a pretty decent day for equities and a day that saw a reversal in oil from the current trend.

Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (LEH)

May 26 2008
The next Bear Stearns? Lehman Brothers stock continued to fall Friday with a 6% move to the downside as investors worry about the solvency of the brokerage.

China Precision Steel, Inc. (CPSL)

May 26 2008
If you’re dying to be long and are looking for a speculative play for your portfolio, China Precision Steel had a great day of trading on Friday and the options action was also encouraging.

Market Sentiment Shifting

May 22 2008
In recent days the major three indexes, the Nasdaq Composite, the Dow Jones Industrials, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 all have giving hold signals.

If Your Stock can’t Beat Their Stock

May 14 2008

If Your Stock can’t Beat Their Stock

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) is on a tear this month hitting a new 52 week high today as Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) purchases Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in hopes of making up some ground on Big Blue.

New Florida & Country Music Stations on HD Radio

May 14 2008

New Florida & Country Music Stations on HD Radio

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FMC Technologies, Inc. (FTI), If You need More Oil

May 09 2008

This deepwater equipment manufacturer has moved very aggressively in the past couple of trading days hitting new 52 week highs each of the last two days. You should wait for a pull back of up to 5% before considering this growth company but if you need some additional oil equipment exposure in your portfolio, this is a great stock and company to consider.

Sun Microsystems (JAVA) Hit

May 02 2008

Sun Microsystems last night after the close reported a third quarter loss that stunned Wall Street analyst who had been looking for an 18 cent profit. The company reported losing 4 cents a share compared to making 8 cents a share a year earlier. A very good example of the need to be cautious with your positions at a companies earnings announcement.

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