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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.

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.

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