T2108 Update (October 2, 2012) – S&P 500 Wedge and Chart Reviews of AAPL, YELP, CERN, and JCP

(T2108 measures the percentage of stocks trading above their respective 40-day moving averages [DMAs]. It helps to identify extremes in market sentiment that are highly likely to reverse. To learn more about it, see my T2108 Resource Page. You can follow real-time T2108 commentary on twitter using the #T2108 hashtag. T2108-related trades and other trades … Read more

Yelp.com Rally Creates Good Risk/Reward for Playing Persistently Large Options Skew

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on August 30, 2012. Click here to read the entire piece.) When I wrote “Wide Options Skew Heightens Risks Of Trading Yelp.com Lockup Expiration,” my main point was that Yelp.com (YELP) put options seemed too expensive to take the risk of playing … Read more

Wide Options Skew Heightens Risk of Trading Yelp.com Lockup Expiration

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on August 27, 2012. Click here to read the entire piece.) Yelp.com (YELP) has a float of 16.59M shares and shares outstanding of 61.2M. According to Eric Savitz, 52.7M shares (Class B) are available to start trading on August 29th as Yelp’s … Read more

Another Blow-Off Top for Yelp.com

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on August 10, 2012. Click here to read the entire piece.) {snip}…The chart below represents all of YELP’s trading history to-date. Source: FreeStockCharts.com The chart cannot show the magnitude of the trading volume given the large distortion from the first day of … Read more

Chart Review: Back Into Puts As Yelp.com Fails to Establish New Highs

In about one month, Yelp.com (YELP) doubled from its all-time lows to a retest of its all-time highest close. Along the way, Apple (AAPL) made the following announcement on June 11th: “…local search includes information for over 100 million businesses with info cards that offer Yelp ratings, reviews, available deals and photos.” YELP did not … Read more

T2108 Update (May 10, 2012) – Still Clinging to the Edge

(T2108 measures the percentage of stocks trading above their respective 40-day moving averages [DMAs]. To learn more about it, see my T2108 Resource Page. You can follow real-time T2108 commentary on twitter using the #T2108 hashtag. T2108-related trades and other trades are posted on twitter using the #120trade hashtag) T2108 Status: 35% VIX Status: 19.9% … Read more

Chart Review: Yelp.com Earnings Further Confirm Blow-Off Top But Creates A Buying Point

Two weeks ago, Yelp.com (YELP) confirmed its blow-off top with a break of critical support (see “Chart Review: Yelp.com Confirms Blow-Off Top With A Break Of Support“). That support immediately turned into resistance. After dropping close to post-IPO lows, YELP bounced, only to stop cold at resistance. After reporting earnings, YELP dropped 12% directly from … Read more

Chart Review: Yelp.com Confirms Blow-Off Top With A Break Of Support

The recent batch of internet IPOs are collectively running into hard times these days despite the imminent introduction of Facebook (FB) to the public markets. On April 9, I noted a likely blow-off top in Yelp.com (YELP). Friday’s break of critical support all but confirms the top. I have updated the chart with the new … Read more