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OP Wire 5/22

$TARIFFs-China to cut import tariff on autos to 15% from 25%.

$TSLA- Tesla shares jump 1.1% premarket after Elon Musk says issue raised by Consumer Reports will be fixed shortly.

$MU- 10 Bil in buybacks announced- this play will pay big today-congrats OP!

$M- Macy's price target raised to $43 from $25 at Susquehanna Financial.

$PYPL- PayPal’s iZettle purchase is likely to be followed by a lot more fintech M&A.

$AAPL- US iPhone sales grew a record 16% in Q1 despite 11% drop across market – Counterpoint

$DNKN- Dunkin' Brands Group Inc said Tuesday its board has approved a $250 million share buyback program. In February, the company entered a $650 million accelerated share buyback program and received an initial delivery of about 8.5 million shares. Final settlement is expected to be completed by August.

$KSS- Kohl's raises adj. fiscal 2018 guidance to $5.05 to $5.50 from $4.95 to $5.45; FactSet consensus $5.23.

Earnings Watch (notables reporting this week)

Today- TJX, KSS, 
Wednesday- TGT, LOW, LB, RL, TIF
Thursday- BBY, RY, ZOES

Tracks Tracking-
As I expected, stocks are starting to show signs of potential bull cycles starting on the daily charts.

Bullish
SPY above $274
VXUS above $57.45
V above $131.50
AXP above $102.40
AAPL above $189.30
AMZN above $1592
FB above $185.30
GOOG above $1088
NFLX above $331.90
NVDA above $250
TSLA above $284.65
HD above $190.70
CSCO above $43.90

Bearish
AMD below $12.90
TEVA below $20.95

Upgrades
    •    Macy’s (M) upgraded by Susquehanna from Neutral to Positive
    •    Fifth Third (FITB) upgraded by Baird from Underperform to Neutral
    •    Fifth Third (FITB) upgraded by Macquarie from Underperform to Neutral
    •    IHS Markit (INFO) upgraded by Macquarie from Neutral to Outperform
    •    AB InBev (BUD) upgraded by RBC Capital from Underperform to Sector Perform

Downgrades
    •    KPN (KKPNY) downgraded by Goldman Sachs from Buy to Neutral
    •    BofI Holding (BOFI) downgraded by Compass Point from Buy to Neutral
    •    Sasol (SSL) downgraded by Deutsche Bank from Buy to Hold
    •    Raytheon (RTN) downgraded by Credit Suisse from Outperform to Neutral
    •    Manchester United (MANU) downgraded by Deutsche Bank from Buy to Hold
    •    Pandora A/S (PANDY) downgraded by JPMorgan from Overweight to Neutral
    •    Royal Mail (ROYMF) downgraded by JPMorgan from Overweight to Neutral
    •    Embraer (ERJ) downgraded by Drexel Hamilton from Buy to Hold

OP Wire 5/21

$MARKET-Wall Street stocks were poised to rally on Monday, with Dow futures up 200 points as investors welcomed weekend news of an agreement between the U.S. and China that could reduce the American trade deficit with the world’s No. 2 economy.

$TSLA-Tesla’s Elon Musk announces new high-performance Model 3 for $78,000.

$MSFT- Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Semantic Machines to bolster its conversational AI offerings — like Cortana, the Azure Bot Service, and Microsoft Cognitive Services. Semantic Machines works in areas like speech synthesis, deep learning, and natural language processing.

Tracks Tracking:
Bullish
BA above $352

Bearish
WMT below $83.50
SLB below $74.15
XLE below $78.05
WTW below $78.70

Upgrades
    •    Knight-Swift (KNX) upgraded by Stifel from Hold to Buy
    •    Energizer (ENR) upgraded by Jefferies from Hold to Buy
    •    Dillard’s (DDS) upgraded by BofA/Merrill from Underperform to Buy
    •    Snap (SNAP) upgraded by MoffettNathanson from Sell to Neutral
    •    Kelly Services (KELYA) upgraded by Northcoast from Neutral to Buy
    •    Sempra Energy (SRE) upgraded by Argus from Hold to Buy
    •    CBS (CBS) upgraded by Bernstein from Market Perform to Outperform
    •    Achillion (ACHN) upgraded by Barclays from Underweight to Equal Weight
    •    Sabra Health Care (SBRA) upgraded by Raymond James from Market Perform to Outperform


Downgrades
    •    American Eagle (AEO) downgraded by SunTrust from Buy to Hold
    •    Q2 Holdings (QTWO) downgraded by SunTrust from Buy to Hold
    •    Campbell Soup (CPB) downgraded by BofA/Merrill from Neutral to Underperform
    •    HCP (HCP) downgraded by Evercore ISI from In Line to Underperform
    •    Williams Partners (WPZ) downgraded by Stifel from Buy to Hold
    •    Ventas (VTR) downgraded by Evercore ISI from In Line to Underperform
    •    Andeavor Logistics (ANDX) downgraded by JPMorgan from Overweight to Neutral
    •    Spectra Energy (SEP) downgraded by Raymond James from Outperform to Market Perform
    •    Prothena (PRTA) downgraded by Barclays from Equal Weight to Underweight
    •    AppFolio (APPF) downgraded by Morgan Stanley from Equal Weight to Underweight

OP Wire 5/16/18

$World News- Asian markets slump amid new worries from North Korea.
North Korea canceled high-level talks with South Korea and threatened to call off a planned U.S.-North Korean summit in June, citing its objections to military exercises being conducted by the U.S. and South Korea.
North Korea’s Central News Agency cited the drills involving the South Korean and U.S. air forces as a major concern, calling the maneuvers a rehearsal for an invasion, according to South Korea’s semi-official news agency Yonhap.

$AMZN- Amazon Prime members will get an additional 10% discount on Whole Foods items.

$CSCO- Cisco CSCO, -0.48%  is scheduled to report fiscal third-quarter earnings on Wednesday after the close of trading. I’m bullish CSCO!

$TEVA- American depositary shares of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. TEVA, +3.65% rose nearly 5% late Tuesday following news that Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway roughly doubled its Teva holdings to about $700 million.

$HLF- Activist investor Carl Icahn completely divested his stake of American International Group Inc. AIG, +0.59% while adding to his position in Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.

$INTC/$MU/$QCOM- Druckenmiller's Duquesne Capital bought 2.46 million shares of Intel, 2.19 million shares of Micron and 411,000 of Qualcomm.

$FEYE- FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the intelligence-led security company, today announced participation in upcoming investor conferences.
    •    JP Morgan 2018 Technology, Media and Communications Conference
    •    Boston, MA
    •    Presentation: Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 8:40 a.m. EDT
    •    Cowen and Company 46th Annual Technology, Media and Telecom Conference
    •    New York, NY
    •    Presentation: Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at 9:40 a.m. EDT
    •    Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2018 Global Technology Conference
    •    San Francisco, CA
    •    Presentation: Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 1:35 p.m. PDT

$TSLA- George Soros' investment firm bought a large amount of Tesla bonds in the first quarter of 2018, giving the under pressure electric carmaker a major backer, a regulatory filing shows.
Soros Fund Management bought $35 million worth of convertible notes, which are bonds that can be converted into a specified number of common stock, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing released on Tuesday. The convertible bond is due in March 2019.

$FB/ $UTX/ $WYNN- Activist investor Dan Loeb's Third Point LLC acquired stakes in embattled Wynn Resorts Ltd. WYNN, -0.37% and United Technologies Corp. UTX, -0.34% during the second quarter, according to regulatory filings on Tuesday. Hedge fund Third Point showed that it bought 7.1 million shares of United Tech worth about $893 million and 1.54 million shares of Wynn for about $280 million.

Tracks Tracking-
Bullish
Still nothing.  SYMC is still an interesting lotto play in my opinion.

Bearish
BA below $341
HRB below $27.60
SQ below $54
TEVA below $20.10
XOM below $81.40
CVX below $129.25
SLB below $70.90
DIA below $246.50
WFC below $54.30
MA below $191.60
V below $130.60
JNJ below $124.40
NVS below $77.40
MSFT below $97.30
TWTR below $32.35
UPS below $114.85
TD below $58.15

I’ll be back to get you the upgrades/downgrades for today 

OP Wire 5/9/18

World News-The leaders of China, Japan and South Korea met in Tokyo on Wednesday in a powerful gesture of solidarity against the backdrop of historic diplomatic moves by North Korea and a push for the isolated country to give up its nuclear weapons. "We must take the recent momentum toward denuclearization on the Korean peninsula and toward peace and security in Northeast Asia, and, cooperating even further with international society, make sure this is linked to concrete action by North Korea," Abe told a news conference after the meeting. 

$FEYE- some believe its possible FireEye will be acquired by a larger tech co like Cisco Systems (CSCO) or IBM Corp. (IBM) at some point in the future in order to gain a larger foothold in the fast growing internet security space. Let’s see what happens- love this play long!

$CRM- JMP Securities raises PT to $140. Stock price at the time of this analyst call was $126.97.

$AMD- AMD delivered an impressive quarter, and the stock should continue to benefit from the ramping of EPYC and Ryzen chips and the 7nm cycle, Gerra said. 
“Management raised its revenue growth expectation for the year to mid-20s, driven by new products, with blockchain-related revenue expected to grow approximately at the same rate YoY," the analyst said, adding that fears of a collapse in the segment are "likely unfounded." 
Baird reiterated its Outperform rating and $20 price target for AMD stock. So far, the play has been to buy at $9 area and sell at $12.... we have been doing this many times and hasn’t failed us yet.

$AAPL- nice read 
https://www.barrons.com/articles/apple-why-stop-at-1-trillion-1525801403

$NFLX- Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix will present at the MoffettNathanson 5th Annual Media and Communications Summit on Monday, May 14, 2018. Mr. Sarandos is scheduled to present at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time / 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Yesterday’s Most Active Options-

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See you all later with the rest of the upgrades/downgrades 

 

OP Wire 5/4/18

$AAPL- Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought stunning 75 million Apple shares in first quarter. In the first quarter, Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought an astounding 75 million shares of Apple. That adds to the 165.3 million shares Berkshire already owned at the end of 2017. 
It’s great to know that WB agrees and understands what we have been saying for years;) 
Congrats OP- our long plays keep paying!

$SPOT- In April, Spotify and Hulu teamed up on a discounted bundle of both of their services for $12.99 per month, following a similar deal for students launched last fall. Now, it seems, the streaming service is considering expanding its entertainment bundle offerings to include one with Scribd’s audiobooks service, too.

$MSFT- Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with snipping, Sets, Fluent, security, and gaming improvements.

$VRX- Gary Tanner, a onetime senior director at Valeant, got a $9.7 million kickback from Andrew Davenport, the former head of Philidor Rx Services LLC, after Valeant was manipulated into paying $133 million for an option to buy the mail-order pharmacy, a federal prosecutor said Thursday at the start of their fraud and money-laundering trial.

Tracks Tracking:
Bullish-
NFLX Above $316.60
MRK Above $57.80
PG Above $71.70
EBAY Above $37.80
BUD Above $97.20
ETN Above $71.60

Bearish-
UUA Below $17.27

IV Rankers:
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See you later with upgrades/downgrades 

OP Wire 5/3/18

$TSLA- Tesla on Wednesday disclosed the largest quarterly loss in the history of a company known far and wide for losing vast sums of money, with a net loss of almost $785 million. Let’s see if we see $245 area soon...

$AAPL- Buybacks can resume as soon as two days following their Earnings report. During the conference call, Luca M stated that they believe AAPL is very undervalued and they will be aggressively buying with that said. Should be fun...

$BABA- Citron actually gave an upgrade to this... still bullish and riding since my alert at $176 here!

$KHC- Kraft Heinz shares rallied 5.3% after hours, following a 2.7% decline to close at $54.20 in the regular session. The company reported first-quarter net income of $993 million, or 81 cents a share, compared with $893 million, or 73 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Adjusted earnings were 89 cents a share. Revenue slipped to $6.3 billion from $6.32 billion in the year-ago period. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had estimated 81 cents a share on revenue of $6.31 billion.

$GILD- Gilead’s latest quarter keeps Wall Street waiting on a turnaround. Gilead GILD, -7.83%  management has been calling 2018 a “trough” year for the company’s crucial hepatitis C business. Investor patience seemed to run out on Wednesday, sending Gilead shares cratering 8.1%. 

Reporting Earnings today are:

$WTW- lotto put play today? 🤔
$GPRO- always seems to be a good short
$ATVI
$TEVA
$P

Bullish
COMM Above $28.50
URI Above $151.20
JNUG Above $14.70
APA Above $41.20
SLV Above $15.59
GOOG Above $1038.50
NFLX Above $316.60

Bearish
TPR Below $46
VRX Below $17.95
BIDU Below $246.80
CMG Below $417.60
AMD Below $10.95
AMZN Below $1566.30
FB Below $174.22
ITNC Below $51.40
MSFT Below $93.15
NVDA Below $225.20
CVX Below $123
SPY Below $262.75
QQQ Below $161.60
VXUS Below $56.50
DIA Below $238.70
V Below $126

Tracks Course- get in while you can..
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Monday’s Webinar Recording:
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See you all later with the upgrades/downgrades for today

 

OP Wire 4/26/18 (early edition)

IV Rank Report for 4/25

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Highest Volume Options for 4/25

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$NFLX- Moody’s on Netflix

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Tracks Tracking:
$AAPL - Bullish above $165.50
$NVDA - Bullish above $221.60
$JNJ - Bullish above $127.50
$NVS - Bullish above $$76.60
$INTC - Bullish above $52.10

$MU- Bullish- this mornings OP Wire paid HUGE.... letting her run 

$FB- Big Win for OP! Selling at open🤑
Facebook's cash and equivalents reached almost $44 billion in the first quarter.
The company's online advertising business is immensely profitable and growing quickly.

$CMG- Big beat brings 10% gain AH-
Chipotle maintained its outlook for 2018, which calls for same-store sales to rise at a low-single digit pace. It also expects to open between 130 and 150 new stores. In addition, Chipotle said its board had authorized another $100 million in stock repurchases. The former Taco Bell CEO is off to a great start!

$AMD- Advanced Micro Devices Inc. relieved concerns about its recent growth Wednesday by producing more profit than expected and projecting that revenue growth would accelerate, sending shares higher in after-hours trading.
AMD stock gained about 10% after closing with a 3.8% decline at $9.71. Shares have declined 28% in the past year, as the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.18%  has gained 10.3%.
Each time AMD dips to $9 it’s a buy and it’s wise to sell at $11-$12 to rinse and repeat😂

$PYPL- PayPal’s strong earnings show Venmo is starting to pay off as mobile payments services volume increases 80% from last year. I know PayPal makes a lot from me so makes sense🤷🏼‍♂️

OP Short Term Watchlist- those that jumped in at today’s alert will be very happy tomorrow. Enjoy!

See you in the morning with more news and upgrades/downgrades. 

 

OP Wire 4/25

$MARKET- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, in a decline that threatened to take the S&P 500 below a key technical level. The benchmark index SPX, -0.73% lost 0.7% to 2,616, a decline that put it within a few points of its 200-day moving average, which is 2,608.86. It would need to drop another 0.3% to fall below the moving average. Dropping below that level would be a negative sign for the index's long-term momentum trend, and closing below it could trigger additional losses ahead. The S&P last closed below it on April 2, though it subsequently rebounded back above it. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.71% fell 0.6% on Wednesday, and is currently 0.9% above its own 200-day, which it hasn't closed below since June 2016. While the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -0.97% fell 0.7% on Wednesday, it is 2% above its 200-day. All three indexes are below their 50-day moving averages, seen as a sign of an asset price's short-term momentum trends.

$AAPL- Apple CEO Tim Cook will meet President Donald Trump on Wednesday, according to an official schedule released by the White House.
The meeting is scheduled for 1:45pm- let’s see if TC can talk down tariffs threats a bit for a nice mid ground win for all parties. 

$BA-Boeing easily surpasses estimates on earnings per share. Its commercial air division delivered 184 aircraft in the first-quarter, while winning 221 net orders. Nice win. Let’s see if the gains hold for the day. If they do I expect a rally into Friday for the market!

$MU- looking for a bounce today- may be a great long entry here!

$FEYE- like this dip to reload the Sept $20 Calls here.

$WTW- Puts paying here.... let’s see if this goes to $55 like I think it will 

$AMZN- Amazon is expected to report earnings of $1.24, according to FactSet, down from $1.48 for the same period last year. Let’s see if they can beat!

$GM- GM earnings are likely to show a profit decline amid flagging sales and higher costs.

$F- Ford F, -0.25%  will get another chance to impress investors on Wednesday, when the company is scheduled to report first-quarter results before the bell. All eyes are on cost-cutting measures that Ford has been touting as a first step to clean house. I like F long. 

$FB- On average, analysts polled by FactSet model first-quarter earnings of $1.35 a share. Contributors to Estimize, which crowdsources estimates from analysts, fund managers and academics, predict earnings of $1.46 a share.
Analysts on average project first-quarter Facebook sales of $11.41 billion, with $10.11 billion in mobile revenue and desktop revenue of $1.21 billion, according to FactSet. Estimize is expecting sales of $11.59 billion. In the past three months, Facebook stock has dropped 11%, as the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.51%  has fallen 6%. Of the 45 sell-side analysts who cover Facebook, 41 have the equivalent of a buy, two rate it a hold and two have a sell rating on the stock. The average price target is $216, which reflects 31% upside from Monday’s closing price of $166. With the stock suffering from its most significant decline in years, Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Graham wrote that at current prices, it looks like an even more compelling buy! Graham has a buy rating with a $240 price target.
Let’s see if they guide well enough for wall street to get excited again and take this back to ATH.


See you soon with Today’s Upgrades and Downgrades😉👍🏼💰

OP Wire 4/24/18 (early edition)

$OP Deal-
I’m being told that the Etrade link for our exclusive deal with be ready by Monday 
so not much longer folks!

Tracks Tracking:
Bullish-
PFE - Bullish Above $36.90 

Bearish-
AMD - Bearish below $10
AMZN - Bearish Below $1500
BA - Bearish Below $336
BABA - Bearish Below $174.70
FB - Bearish Below $165
HD - Bearish Below $176
TSLA - Bearish Below $282
XOM - Bearish Below $78.30
V - Bearish Below $123.30
AXP - Bearish Below $99.90

$AAPL- Apple is planning to release a refreshed iPhone SE in May with incremental updates, according to a new report citing phone case manufacturers.
The “iPhone SE 2” will retain the same 4-inch form factor as its predecessor and will sport Touch ID as its primary authentication method, the case maker sources told Japanese website Mac Otakara at a trade show this week. Mac Otakara also speculates that the iPhone SE 2 may have a glass back and could introduce Qi inductive wireless charging to the 4-inch form factor. It might be smart to take that with a grain of salt, as the publication points out that there isn’t enough hard evidence to prove that fact.
The SE model has been great for emerging market footholds and this shall help their cause! 

$AAPL HomePod- Apple us said to be also working on a smaller, and consequentially less-expensive, HomePod offering, which could appeal to a broader segment of the market. 

$AAPL Related-SK Hynix Inc. said Tuesday its first-quarter net profit has surged 64 percent over a year earlier thanks to robust memory chip prices that offset slowing growth in the mobile sector.
The South Korean chipmaker, which supplies to Apple, reported 3.1 trillion won ($2.9 billion) earnings for the January-March period, compared with 1.9 trillion won a year earlier.

$TSLA- Bill Gurley, Benchmark's general partner called Tesla too risky and too leveraged. 

$FEYE- Glen Kacher of The Light Street (Capital founder and CIO) is bullish FireEye and has been stressing the growing importance of this arena.

$GOOG- Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Stephens-Davidowitz, a visiting lecturer at The Wharton School and New York Times op-ed contributor, asserted Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL)’s data is superior to that of Facebook’s.

$Crypto- John Pfeffer of The Pfeffer Capital founder said bitcoin is the first viable candidate to replace gold and remains a good bet despite its risk. Pfeffer put a $700,000 price target on the cryptocurrency. BTC is currently just above $8,000. 

$NFLX- Netflix Inc. tapped the junk-bond market again to help finance its next wave of shows.The world’s largest online television network sold $1.9 billion of senior bonds in its largest-ever dollar-denominated offering. That was up from a planned $1.5 billion, according to a statement. 

$BABA- (fun fact)- BABA's Profit Margin of 29.64% is amongst the best returns of the industry. BABA outperforms 91% of its industry peers. The industry average Profit Margin is 6.41%.

$WMT- Walmart Inc. lost out in China by betting on the wrong horse. In India, the retailer is prepared to pay up to secure the top steed. The world’s biggest retailer is nearing a deal to buy a majority stake in India’s top online retailer for at least $12 billion, people familiar with the matter said. Flipkart Online Services Pvt’s major investors, including SoftBank Group Corp., are on board with Walmart purchasing as much as 80 percent of the company, the people said, and they may complete the agreement in the coming weeks. Let’s see how this goes- a fail will surely vote well for AMZN!

Today’s largest Call OI increase 
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Large blocks (Options)
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See you all in the morning with upgrades/downgrades and more  😀

OP Wire 4/17/18

Today’s upgrades/downgrades 
Upgrades
    •    Philips (PHG) upgraded by Deutsche Bank from Hold to Buy
    •    ABB (ABB) upgraded by UBS from Sell to Neutral
    •    Twitter (TWTR) upgraded by Morgan Stanley from Underweight to Equal Weight
    •    Merck (MRK) upgraded by Morgan Stanley from Equal Weight to Overweight
    •    NetApp (NTAP) upgraded by William Blair from Market Perform to Outperform
    •    Disney (DIS) upgraded by Pivotal Research from Sell to Hold
    •    Newell Brands (NWL) upgraded by Wells Fargo from Market Perform to Outperform
    •    Lazard (LAZ) upgraded by BofA/Merrill from Neutral to Buy
    •    Coca-Cola (KO) upgraded by Goldman Sachs from Sell to Neutral
    •    Dollar General (DG) upgraded by JPMorgan from Neutral to Overweight

Downgrades
    •    National Oilwell (NOV) downgraded by B. Riley FBR from Buy to Neutral
    •    Molson Coors (TAP) downgraded by Goldman Sachs from Buy to Neutral
    •    Bristol-Myers (BMY) downgraded by Morgan Stanley from Overweight to Equal Weight
    •    Texas Roadhouse (TXRH) downgraded to Neutral from Buy by Longbow
    •    International Paper (IP) downgraded by RBC Capital from Outperform to Sector Perform
    •    Time Warner (TWX) downgraded by Pivotal Research from Buy to Hold
    •    PepsiCo (PEP) downgraded by Goldman Sachs from Neutral to Sell
    •    Paychex (PAYX) downgraded by BofA/Merrill from Buy to Neutral
    •    WWE (WWE) downgraded by JPMorgan from Overweight to Neutral
    •    Telenor (TELNY) downgraded by JPMorgan from Neutral to Underweight
    •    Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) downgraded by Citi from Neutral to Buy
    •    Chesapeake (CHK) downgraded by Citi from Neutral to Sell
    •    PPG (PPG) downgraded by Seaport Global from Buy to Neutral

$Tech News- The United States has cracked down on one of China's biggest tech companies, banning it from buying components from American firms.
The move Monday by the US Commerce Department against ZTE (ZTCOF), which sells smartphones and other telecommunications equipment around the world, comes amid a tense clash between the United States and China over trade and technology.

$NFLX- Morgan Stanley raises PT of NETFLIX to $370!

$AAPL- The drone pilot of the infamous Apple Campus videos says Apple has become very strict on the taping of their property there and has the ability to track him down within 10 mins of flight. 🤔.... seems they are working on something big with all the latest security news we have been hearing. BULLISH

$TSLA- Tesla Inc. confirmed Monday afternoon that it has halted production of its new Model 3 electric car for a second time. This is NOT a good look no matter what their excuse is. And the timing is right when the shorts are piling up. Should see a dead cat bounce soon though... 

$AMZN- Undercover author finds Amazon warehouse workers in UK 'peed in bottles' over fears of being punished for taking a break😳

$CRYPTO- Digital currency exchange Coinbase is building on a recent hiring streak with a deal to buy Earn.com announced Monday. As part of the acquisition, the crypto company will bring on Earn's founder and CEO as its first-ever chief technology officer. Earn allows you to send and receive crypto similar to what PayPal does for monies. 

$BMY- Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) tumbled -7.79% or -$4.57 to $54.08. It is about 34.82 million shares traded, which is 527.48% compare to the average total volume 6.60 million. The market cap of BMY is $88.42 billion. The year to date change is -3.1%. The 52 week price range is from $51.56 to $70.05. Price of BMY have changed -3.03% during last week. It have changed -11.37% over last month, -1.49% over last 3 months, -6.66% over last 6 months and 13.67% over one year.
Some investors/algos will use 50-day and 200-day Moving Averages as support and resistance levels. Those moving average will be very helpful most of time. The 50-day Moving Averages for BMY is 64.08. It is 18.49% above current price. The 200-day Moving Averages for BMY is 60.82. It is 12.46% above current price. Looks like one to take a look at!

Be back later with the upgrades/downgrades.... 😃

 

OP Wire  4/16/18 (Full)

$Tech- Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) stock rode a wave of investor keenness for technology shares last week, posting a weekly share price gain of 6.3% to return to its ranking as the top-performing Dow Jones industrial average stock of the year to date. The chipmaker’s shares are up 12.4% so far in 2018.
The second-best performer among the Dow 30 so far this year is Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), which is up about 12.3%. That is followed by Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), up 11.7%, Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT). up 8.8%, and Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE), up 7.5%. Of the 30 stocks comprising the Dow index, just 14 have posted year-to-date gains as of Friday’s close.

$MSFT, $INTC, and $AMZN are all BUYS this week according to Forbes. 
Last weeks BUY was $AAPL and that rose 3.8% on that recommendation. 🤔
I do like these plays as long as Market is behaving here. 

Tracks’s TA-
$AMD - No play, but ugly engulfing candle, so expecting bearish move.
$BABA - Bearish below $171
$FB - Bearish below $163.70
$HD - Bearish trend, but momentum turning bullish
$HRB - Bullish above $26.50
$NFLX - No play, but trend and momentum are bullish
$NVDA - Bearish trend, but momentum turning bullish
$TSLA - Bearish below $300 with confirmation at cross of daily 15EMA
$SPY - Engulfing red candle, but bullish above $265.70 zone
$XOM - Bullish momentum, but bearish below $77
$CVX - Bearish below $118.60 zone
$VXUS - Bearish below $57
$NVS - Bearish if it stays below $81.30


$World- As everyone knows, US, France, and The EU launched strikes against Syria Friday night. The world, and markets, are waiting to see what the Russian response will be. How will Monday’s open look? 🤔
I expect a nominal dip at open followed by the resuming of Earning excitement. Should be a nice opportunity to take positions. Although, this could change at the press of a button (or tweet)😬. 

$Tech-The FCC Just Approved Wireless Electricity. According to Allied Market Research, the wireless charging market could hit $37.2 billion in just the next few years. 
Companies like $WATT are poised to make a splash in this arena.

$SBUX- This week, Starbucks came under fire after video surfaced of two black men being handcuffed, seemingly unprompted, at a Philadelphia location of the chain coffeehouse. The two men were arrested after an employee called the police to report them as having trespassed. In the clips, however, you can hear other patrons calling the arrests uncalled for and protesting as the men are escorted out of the shop. Let’s see if the Stock reacts to the news and subsequent calls for boycotting. 

$FEYE- FireEye has an event this week. I expect more upward moves ahead. It’s this April 16-20, 2018 | Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA.
Will be centered on new approaches to info security, discover the latest technology and interact with top security leaders and pioneers. The FireEye Booth will feature theater presentations and demos on Mandiant Consulting, FireEye Intelligence and Managed Defense, and FireEye Solutions including Helix, Endpoint, Network, Email and Threat Analytics. Love the future of this company! 💰
 
$CRYPTO- $ETH is on a tear since my alert at $380 a couple weeks ago. Let’s see how high it can go from here. I called it to double but can never complain about 20% gains in two weeks here. BTW, if interested in trading crypto and want a deal on the trades, use this link to open an account. It has just about all the coins that you can ever want to trade. 
https://www.binance.com/?ref=16712579
Enjoy.... but stay safe- Crypto is tricky and can drop/pop at any moment. 

$AMD- News of a multi-year sponsorship with Scuderia Ferrari on the occasion of the Chinese Grand Prix, held on the Shanghai Circuit yesterday (Sat 4/14. According to this agreement, effective since the beginning of the 2018 season, the AMD logo is visible on the nose of the SF71H F1, as well as on the arm of the pit-crew overall and the official trucks. As part of the collaboration AMD will also be making available their technology portfolio to Scuderia Ferrari. Nice exposure and a nice dip Friday presents a great long entry here in my opinion. 

$NFLX- NETFLIX is slated to report 1Q2018 earnings after the bell on Monday, April 16th. The earnings release is expected at approximately 4:05 p.m. ET with a conference call to follow at 6:00 p.m. that is webcast through Netflix Investor Relations. Going to be an interesting one and should set the tone for a gap up/down for Tech Tuesday!

$MSFT/INTC- Richard Swinburne tweeted the following over the weekend-
Calling it now (2018/Apr) next-gen Xbox will use an Intel chip (big.LITTLE) + GPU for MS to differentiate against PS5 and for Intel to show its gaming cred. Both MS/Intel have strong US/EU branding. 🤔

$NVDA- After announcing the doubling of V100 GPU memory to 32GB, Nvidia unveiled the DGX-2, a deep learning-optimized server containing 16 V100s and a new high-performance interconnect called NVSwitch. The DGX-2 delivers 2 petaflops of compute power and offers significant cost and energy savings relative to traditional server architectures. In a challenging representative task, the DGX-2 trained a FairSeq neural machine translation (NMT) model in a day and a half, versus the previous generation DGX-1’s 15 days. Nvidia seems to be at the right place at the right time with its projects. Very promising company here for sure!

$AAOI- Looking very interesting here...might need to take a long position here.🤔🚀

Tomorrows notable Earnings-
MTB- Before the Bell 
NFLX-After Market Close 
BAC-Before the Bell

See you all tomorrow morning 😃

OP Wire 4/13/18

—Upgrades
    •    Secureworks (SCWX) upgraded by First Analysis from Equal-Weight to Overweight
    •    Iqvia (IQV) upgraded by Goldman Sachs from Neutral to Buy
    •    Eli Lilly (LLY) upgraded by BMO Capital from Underperform to Market Perform
    •    Gold Fields (GFI) upgraded by BofA/Merrill from Underperform to Buy
    •    Albemarle (ALB) upgraded by Citi from Neutral to Buy
    •    Genuine Parts (GPC) upgraded by BofA/Merrill from Underperform to Neutral
    •    Netflix (NFLX) upgraded by Deutsche Bank from Hold to Buy
    •    Shaw Communications (SJR) upgraded by Canaccord from Hold to Buy
    •    Shaw Communications (SJR) upgraded by Scotiabank from Sector Perform to Outperform
    •    F5 Networks (FFIV) upgraded by William Blair from Market Perform to Outperform
    •    Ensco (ESV) upgraded by Credit Suisse from Neutral to Outperform
    •    Sanmina (SANM) upgraded by Citi from Neutral to Buy
    •    Willis Towers Watson (WLTW) upgraded by Sandler O’Neill from Hold to Buy

—Downgrades
    •    Tenneco (TN) downgraded by Goldman Sachs from Buy to Neutral
    •    Southern Copper (SCCO) downgraded by JPMorgan from Neutral to Underweight
    •    Starbucks (SBUX) downgraded by Cowen from Outperform to Market Perform
    •    Glaukos (GKOS) downgraded by Stifel from Buy to Hold
    •    Nu Skin (NUS) downgraded by Deutsche Bank from Buy to Hold
    •    Diamond Offshore (DO) downgraded by Credit Suisse from Neutral to Underperform
    •    Spectra Energy Partners (SEP) downgraded by JPMorgan from Overweight to Neutral
    •    Murphy USA (MUSA) downgraded by Jefferies from Buy to Hold
    •    Zillow (ZG) downgraded by Craig-Hallum from Buy to Hold
    •    Assembly Biosciences (ASMB) downgraded by Chardan from Buy to Neutral
    •    AveXis (AVXS) downgraded by Chardan from Buy to Neutral

$AAPL-A Kansas woman whose Apple Watch started beeping when it detected her rapid heartbeat says she won't be taking the smart watch off -it may have saved her life. Her heart was beating at about 120 beats per minute. Hendershot's watch alerted her of a rapid heartbeat every 10 minutes, she told the Topeka Capital-Journal, and her heartbeat reached as high as 160 beats per minute. The alert caused her to go to the hospital and in essence saved her life. Can you say insurance subsidized Apple Watches coming soon🤑?

$DIS- ESPN launched the direct-to-consumer offering Thursday, its first foray into so-called over-the-top, or OTT, streaming services. It’s an attempt to address one of the biggest complaints from Disney investors over the past two years: Consumers cutting the cable cord and therefore slicing the amount of cash Disney receives for its sports programming. Good for $DIS and bad for $BLWD 😳

$QCO- Qualcomm Inc- shares shot up 3.3% in after-hours trading Thursday following a CNBC report that former chairman and chief executive Paul Jacobs is leading a fund-raising effort to buy the chipmaker and take it private. 

 $ZG- Zillow said Thursday it will purchase and flip homes from consumers. The company initially plans to hold 300 to 1,000 homes by the end of the year, which amounts to an investment in the $75 million to $250 million range. Think of it as the Carmax of homes I guess 🤔

And here is why we are red AH-
—White House Plans to Escalate Trade Pressure on China-U.S. soon will detail which products are on $100 billion list of goods subject to tariffs-Treasury seeks to block Chinese tech investment in U.S.

Yesterdays highest volume Options-
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Yesterdays Most Active Change-
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YesterdaysMoney Flow-
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Have a great day 

OP Wire 4/12/18

-News Recap for today:

The S&P banks index (SPSY) slipped more than 1 percent and were the biggest decliners. JPMorgan (JPM) and Bank of America (BAC) fell about 1.10 percent, while Goldman Sachs (GS) dropped 1.09 percent.

-The U.S. 10-year yields fell to 2.7753 percent after U.S. President Donald Trump declared that missiles “will be coming” and blasted Moscow for standing by Syrian President Bashar Assad.

-Russia had earlier warned that any U.S. missiles fired at Syria over a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel enclave would be shot down.

$AAPL- Oliver Schusser will be the new vice president of Apple Music and international content. Schusser may provide the missing link between Apple's ambitions in television, music and artificial intelligence, by bringing all of these elements under one leader. Very good news for the ever increasing services division of Apple. 

 

In other AAPL news-A patent recently filed by Apple seeks to use advanced sensors on a newly designed Apple Watch band to evaluate sports performance when using third-party equipment, such as golf clubs, baseball bats, footballs or barbells.

 

$TWTR-Volatility is simply a measure of the predictable daily price range -the range in which a day trader operates. More volatility means greater profit or loss. After a recent check, TWTR stock is found to be 4.96% volatile for the week, while 5.47% volatility is recorded for the month.

 

$TSLA-Elon Musk is back to sleeping on the floor of his factory as Tesla Inc. struggles to meet production goals. He also thinks Silicon Valley needs more oversight.

Musk says “I definitely feel stress, yeah. It’s like — we’ve been incredibly difficult and painful the last several months,” Musk said. “Yeah, I’m sleeping on the factory floor, not because I think that’s a fun place to sleep, you know. Terrible.” Can’t knock his commitment there 😳

 

 

$$Earnings Reports slated for tomorrow :

 

Before Market Open-

RAD

BLK

DAL

OZRK

APOG

SJR

CBSH

NTIC

 

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See y’all in the morning!

 

 

Today’s OP Wire 4/11/18

Upgrades for today :

    •    Citi (C) upgraded by HSBC from Hold to Buy
    •    BHP Billiton (BHP) upgraded by Deutsche Bank from Hold to Buy
    •    Hargreaves Lansdown (HRGLY) upgraded by Jefferies from Underperform to Hold
    •    Man Group (MNGPY) upgraded by Jefferies from Hold to Buy
    •    WhiteHorse Finance (WHF) upgraded by JPMorgan from Underweight to Neutral
    •    Synaptics (SYNA) upgraded by Mizuho from Neutral to Buy
    •    AeroVironment (AVAV) upgraded by Stifel from Hold to Buy from Hold
    •    Mattel (MAT) upgraded by Deutsche Bank from Underperform to Hold
    •    Marfrig (MRRTY) upgraded by JPMorgan from Underweight to Neutral
    •    Tenaris (TS) upgraded by Citi from Neutral to Buy
    •    Helmerich & Payne (HP) upgraded by Wells Fargo from Underperform to Market Perform

Downgrades for today:

    •    Avis Budget (CAR) downgraded by Northcoast from Buy to Neutral
    •    Remy Cointreau (REMYY) downgraded by JPMorgan from Overweight to Neutral
    •    TCG BDC (CGBD) downgraded by JPMorgan from Overweight to Neutral
    •    Floor & Decor (FND) downgraded by BofA/Merrill from Buy to Neutral
    •    Mitel (MITL) downgraded by National Bank from Outperform to Sector Perform
    •    Republic Services (RSG) downgraded by Raymond James from Outperform to Market Perform
    •    Harmony Gold (HMY) downgraded by Deutsche Bank from Hold to Sell
    •    Fortinet (FTNT) downgraded by Morgan Stanley from Overweight to Equal Weight
    •    Valero (VLO) downgraded by Scotia Howard Weil from Outperform to Sector Perform
    •    PBF Energy (PBF) downgraded by Scotia Howard Weil from Outperform to Sector Perform

OP Wire (Early Edition) $$China- President of China discussed plans to further open up the Chinese economy, including "significantly" lowering import tariffs for autos and other products, enforcing the legal intellectual property of foreign firms and improving the investment environment for international companies. Futures Market immediately jumped over 1% on this announcement. $$Trump- FBI agents raided the office and residence of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, on Today. Agents reportedly seized evidence related to Cohen's payment of $130,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels on the eve of the 2016 presidential election. Muller is now on borrowed time according to many. $AAPL- Apple becomes 100% Energy Self Sufficient... https://s7.postimg.org/mmy3tuezv/E2114580-_A778-483_A-8_BE3-20351_B7_DD3_B2.jpg $$Upgrades from Monday 4/9/18 MGM Growth (MGP) upgraded by Evercore ISI from In Line to Outperform Aspen Technology (AZPN) upgraded by Baird from Neutral to Outperform R1 RCM (RCM) upgraded by Baird from Neutral to Outperform Cemex (CX) upgraded by BofA/Merrill from Neutral to Buy General Motors (GM) upgraded by Morgan Stanley from Equal Weight to Overweight Baidu (BIDU) upgraded by Daiwa from Outperform to Buy Agilent (A) upgraded by Goldman Sachs from Neutral to Buy TD Ameritrade (AMTD) upgraded by BofA/Merrill from Neutral to Buy Discover (DFS) upgraded by Stephens from Underweight to Equal Weight Comerica (CMA) upgraded by Wedbush from Neutral to Outperform Plains All American and Plains GP Holdings (PAA,PAGP) upgraded by SunTrust from Hold to Buy $$Downgrades from Monday 4/9/18 NewLink Genetics (NLNK) downgraded by Baird from Outperform to Neutral NewLink Genetics (NLNK) downgraded by Jefferies from Buy to Hold NewLink Genetics (NLNK) downgraded by Cantor Fitzgerald from Overweight to Neutral Mettler-Toledo (MTD) downgraded by Goldman Sachs from Buy to Neutral Westlake Chemical (WLK) downgraded by JPMorgan from Overweight to Neutral Franklin Street (FSP) downgraded by Janney Capital from Buy to Neutral Menlo Therapeutics (MNLO)downgraded by Jefferies from Buy to Hold Janus Henderson Group (JHG)downgraded by BofA/Merrill from Neutral to Underperform Franklin Resources (BEN) downgraded by BofA/Merrill from Buy to Neutral $$Monday After Hours Movers: --HIGHER: Verifone (PAY) up 51.4%, to be acquired by Francisco Partners... Energous (WATT) up 23.0% after FCC certification of WattUp Near Field transmitter... Seagate (STX) up 2.2% on Morgan Stanley upgrade... Nvidia (NVDA) up 1.8% on Morgan Stanley upgrade... United Continental (UAL) up 1.0% on Q1 traffic update. —LOWER: Tupperware (TUP) down 4.5% on Q1 guidance cut... EMCORE (EMKR) down 8.0% on Q2 guidance cut.

OP Wire 4/9/18 (early edition) Hey OP..... hope you all enjoyed your weekend. We had an awesome week last week so let’s keep the momentum going! Stack and Gain! No Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO) plays causing you to hold winners as they turn into losers. With the market brings so susceptible to news related moves we must employ this strategy more than ever! Stay on OP chat as much as possible as your “trading family” will help remind you this real-time. $QQQ/Tech-High-profile investors, (the same bold entrepreneurs who made billions getting in early on the Internet revolution) are betting big on the next big innovation since the Internet recently! Insiders are already calling it, “More revolutionary than the cotton gin, the steam engine, the PC, and the smartphone COMBINED! Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos… Microsoft Founder, Bill Gates… Facebook investor and PayPal Cofounder, Peter Thiel… Google Founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page are all investing BILLIONS into these new advances. And here’s the thing: Very few outside the tech community are even paying attention to it right now. Everyone is focused on all the macro political events as media beats the drum! Today, this market is worth just $4 billion… But according to Gartner Research, it could reach a massive $3.1 TRILLION in just a few years. THREE TRILLION! That’s a growth rate of 77,000%. Imagine that gain with long options (LEAPS) You all know my view on AAPL and its undervalued PE. Let’s see when wall street finally gets it! $Market- Vanguard founder Jack Bogle has been in the market for a very long time! The 88-year-old investing titan, who is basically the father of passive investing, says this renewed regime of volatility in stocks is “uncanny”. How uncanny? He’s never seen anything like it in his 66-year investing career. As well all know, options need to be timed almost perfectly to enjoy positive outcomes without severe losses. Our rules here at OP are paramount in times like these so keep following them and enjoy the ride. Volatility is our best friend but can also be our worst enemy🤗😱. Keep stacking! $Market/Banks- The week ahead might be crucial but is expected to be very positive. First-quarter earnings season gets under way in earnest on Thursday and Friday, with results from large banks including BlackRock Inc. BLK, -3.43% Wells Fargo & Co. WFC, -1.93% and JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM, -2.49%. The table has been set in my opinion for a perfect storm reversal as macro/political events have taken the markets down just prior to this ER season and any positive news along with great numbers can cause a major V shaped reversal to all time highs! Let’s see what happens. $Market- Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Friday backed a “patient” approach to raising interest rates.“The FOMC’s patient approach has paid dividends and contributed to the strong economy we have today,” Powell said. Let’s see how the market reacts to this! $World- North Korea Ready to Discuss Denuclearization, U.S. Officials Say. This assurance clears the way for a summit meeting between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump. $FB- Facebook suspends yet another data analytics company-Data analytics firm CubeYou used personality quizzes clearly labeled for "non-profit academic research" to help marketers find customers CNBC reports. $Fun Fact- If $AAPL spent the whole $300B tomorrow, retiring those shares alone would drive the stock price to almost $260.00 per share. (259.50 based on current price of $268.38 and market cap of $854.36B) $AAPL- Apple to release RED versions of iPhone today. https://twitter.com/macrumors/status/983047868029087744?s=21 $CRM- Salesforce Founder Benioff told a story of being at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland where a bit of serendipity led him to start thinking about blockchain. “I had been thinking a lot about what is Salesforce’s strategy around blockchain, and what is Salesforce’s strategies around cryptocurrencies and how will we relate to all of these things,” Benioff said. Let’s see where this goes but we all know that future tech is heading in this direction. $NFLX- Eyes will soon be on Netflix, which is slated to report results on Monday, April 16. Analysts are looking earnings to climb by nearly 56% for the quarter, while revenue is expected to rise by almost 40%, over last year. Guidance was 123.93 million, making for net adds of 6.35 million. When using Google trends, and Netflix subscriptions as a search term, we find that search term has been trend higher in recent weeks. Although it is not nearly as high as around Christmas, the trend is noticeable moving higher, and the keyword is much more widely search today, than a year ago. India will be a major factor in taking this ticker higher. Hefty targets to hit but we also know that Netflix is king of content and has great momentum! $WTW- You all remember me posting that I went short on WTW at $74... well, I still think it has room to go...short volume percent for WTW is 52% as of April 6, 2018. The short volume is 354,871. The total volume is 686,696.... I’m going to continue to ride the wave OP. 🤑 $FEYE- Been bullish on FEYE last since we played the last ER and after seeing that large Sept $20 call bet I will continue to ride this train. The following stats can take this even higher if news comes. Low float short squeeze potential play at its finest. Short volume percent for FEYE is 52% as of April 6, 2018. The short volume is 722,823. The total volume is 1,402,995. $TSLA-Tesla's Quarterly Model 3 Deliveries Surge Past GM's Bolt in the U.S. Although they missed their guidance, they still critics here with this report. Let’s see how the Stock reacts today. Tracks Trade 👨🏻‍💻-Tracks is Bullish on WMT above $88.40 Fun Fact- Did you know that since it’s launch in 2013, Grand Theft Auto V “GTA V” has sold 90 million units, putting its total earnings for publisher Take-Two Interactive Inc. TTWO, -4.06% in the neighborhood of $6 billion. That’s more than ANY movie or media release EVER.... Have a great trading day!

OP Wire 4/9/18 (early edition) Hey OP..... hope you all enjoyed your weekend. We had an awesome week last week so let’s keep the momentum going! Stack and Gain! No Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO) plays causing you to hold winners as they turn into losers. With the market brings so susceptible to news related moves we must employ this strategy more than ever! Stay on OP chat as much as possible as your “trading family” will help remind you this real-time. $QQQ/Tech-High-profile investors, (the same bold entrepreneurs who made billions getting in early on the Internet revolution) are betting big on the next big innovation since the Internet recently! Insiders are already calling it, “More revolutionary than the cotton gin, the steam engine, the PC, and the smartphone COMBINED! Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos… Microsoft Founder, Bill Gates… Facebook investor and PayPal Cofounder, Peter Thiel… Google Founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page are all investing BILLIONS into these new advances. And here’s the thing: Very few outside the tech community are even paying attention to it right now. Everyone is focused on all the macro political events as media beats the drum! Today, this market is worth just $4 billion… But according to Gartner Research, it could reach a massive $3.1 TRILLION in just a few years. THREE TRILLION! That’s a growth rate of 77,000%. Imagine that gain with long options (LEAPS) You all know my view on AAPL and its undervalued PE. Let’s see when wall street finally gets it! $Market- Vanguard founder Jack Bogle has been in the market for a very long time! The 88-year-old investing titan, who is basically the father of passive investing, says this renewed regime of volatility in stocks is “uncanny”. How uncanny? He’s never seen anything like it in his 66-year investing career. As well all know, options need to be timed almost perfectly to enjoy positive outcomes without severe losses. Our rules here at OP are paramount in times like these so keep following them and enjoy the ride. Volatility is our best friend but can also be our worst enemy🤗😱. Keep stacking! $Market/Banks- The week ahead might be crucial but is expected to be very positive. First-quarter earnings season gets under way in earnest on Thursday and Friday, with results from large banks including BlackRock Inc. BLK, -3.43% Wells Fargo & Co. WFC, -1.93% and JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM, -2.49%. The table has been set in my opinion for a perfect storm reversal as macro/political events have taken the markets down just prior to this ER season and any positive news along with great numbers can cause a major V shaped reversal to all time highs! Let’s see what happens. $Market- Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Friday backed a “patient” approach to raising interest rates.“The FOMC’s patient approach has paid dividends and contributed to the strong economy we have today,” Powell said. Let’s see how the market reacts to this! $World- North Korea Ready to Discuss Denuclearization, U.S. Officials Say. This assurance clears the way for a summit meeting between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump. $FB- Facebook suspends yet another data analytics company-Data analytics firm CubeYou used personality quizzes clearly labeled for "non-profit academic research" to help marketers find customers CNBC reports. $Fun Fact- If $AAPL spent the whole $300B tomorrow, retiring those shares alone would drive the stock price to almost $260.00 per share. (259.50 based on current price of $268.38 and market cap of $854.36B) See you all in the morning! -Steve

**Futures fall as Trump seeks $100 billion in additional China tariffs** Little known tickers that actually have large exposure at risk if trade war breaks out : (Dow components with double-digit percentage exposure to China) McDonald’s Corp. MCD, +1.37% at 14%, Nike Inc. NKE, +1.71% at 11.4%, Chevron Corp. CVX, +2.45% at 11.2% and 3M Co. MMM, +0.51% at 10.0%. -US- The U.S.’s gold-plated credit rating could be called into question if policy makers entertain further deficit-widening measures in the roughly ninth year of economic expansion, warn analysts at Fitch Ratings. -AAPL- Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook will be deposed on June 27, as part of Qualcomm Inc.'s lawsuit against the iPhone maker. Apple will give $100 billion more back to shareholders because of the tax cut: Citigroup -CRM- Salesforce.com Inc. confirmed Thursday it is issuing $2.5 billion in bonds to help finance the cash portion of its acquisition of Mulesoft Inc. -TSLA- Tesla Inc. investors shouldn’t let the stock’s surge into bull-market territory on Thursday blind them from seeing the massive zone of resistance that could limit the upside for months.

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