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No One is Buying Cars

Jun 18 2008
Carmax should have done alright when it reported earnings earlier today as the car dealership sells mainly used cars. The ones that are inexpensive compared to the auto dealers selling the straight from the factory more expensive versions.

Regions Financial Corp. (RF)

Jun 17 2008
Regions Financial (RF) showed up on my radar as there was a large amount of Put activity in the month of July at the $12.50 strike price.

Agricultural Chemicals Return to Highs

Jun 12 2008

After a month long sell-off that saw Mosaic Company (MOS), Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (POT), and Monsanto Company (MON) dip from 4-15%, the agricultural chemical companies have rebounded to new highs within the last two weeks. Monsanto is still close to a new high with Mosaic and Potash striking new highs on Wednesday.

Coal Stocks Show Signs of Going Higher

Jun 08 2008

In a tough tape on Friday Coal related stocks performed above average and look to continue to run with profitable expectations growing. Massey Energy (MEE), Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) and Arch Coal (ACI) all have rising earnings expectations and are at 52 week highs. Just this past Monday, a broker, David Khani from FBR Capital Markets raised his price guidance for coal for next couple of years.

Banks Continue to Perform Poorly

Jun 08 2008
Friday’s action confirmed the S&P correction which was signaled two days prior and the DOW Industrials sell signal that occurred over a week ago. And the weak sector of the economy is the same sector that began a correction last year, the Financials.

Petrohawk Energy Corp. (HK)

Jun 05 2008

Clearing its previous high for the year, Petrohawk Energy ran up 11.35% today to close at $34.82. This Houston based developer, producer, and distributor of oil and natural gas jumped on an upgrade by Lehman Brothers.

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.

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