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Closing Bell: LIVE MARKETS BLOG

Closing Bell: LIVE MARKETS BLOG

Markets had a mixed day of trading Monday.

Potholes in the Market

Despite stocks near their all-time records, there are more potholes (this week) than observed on Second Avenue in the Upper East Side in New York City.  Today's potholes:  * Optical (Oclaro guidedown) * FANG (reaction to earnings) * Retail (again) *...

Holy Fiber Optics, Batman!

The disaster du jour is in the optical space, as discussed early this morning.  * Oclaro -28% * Lumentum Holdings -8% * Finisar -12%

Applied Optoelectronics Warns, Optical Sector Likely to Suffer

For months I have been negative on the fundamentals of the optical space. After the close Applied Optoelectronics pre-announced to the downside -- in a meaningful way.  I would expect Finisar , Lumentum ,Oclaro an the others to suffer in the time ah...

Can The Optical Sector Be Seeing The Coming of A Takeover?

"Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord: He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored; He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword: His truth is marching on."   -- Battle Hymn of the Repu...

5 Key Takeaways From Recent Tech Earnings Reports

5 Key Takeaways From Recent Tech Earnings Reports

On the whole, tech stocks had a solid earnings season. But many richly-valued names sputtered despite releasing decent numbers.

Bad Vision

The optical space has taken another leg down today (Applied Optoelectronics -$30, Lumentum Holdings -$4 and Oclaro -7%). I would continue to avoid this sector.

Bad Optics

A warning from MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings that China business is weak has adversely impacted the optical sector today. Oclaro , Applied Optoelectronics and Lumentum Holdings are down in sympathy.

Shark Bites: Market Gains Aren't Slipping Away

Shark Bites: Market Gains Aren't Slipping Away

The nice thing about earnings season is that it benefits stock pickers.

Pavlovian Response of Dip Buyers Keeps Bears at Bay

Pavlovian Response of Dip Buyers Keeps Bears at Bay

With dip buyers acting automatically when stocks sag a bit, the market simply refuses to go down.

Takeaways and Observations

"Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive." - Andy Grove   Perhaps this qualifies as a potential warning from "Uncle" Bob Farrell's ten lessons of investing.   Frankly, I thought dumping Ford's Fields was idi...

This Market is Now Overbought; Waiting for Another Pullback

This Market is Now Overbought; Waiting for Another Pullback

Despite the good action in the indices, I'm not putting much money to work.

A Look at The Buyout Prospects of Pandora, Yelp and Other Rumored Targets

A Look at The Buyout Prospects of Pandora, Yelp and Other Rumored Targets

Though tech M&A activity has cooled a bit, it certainly hasn't evaporated. Here's a look at the buyout prospects for some companies whose names are in the M&A rumor mill.

Takeaways and Observations (Mid-Afternoon Edition)

  Any day that starts with commentary by Sam Zell (on Squawk Box)... is a good day.  Energy Select Sector SPDR (ETF)  XLE goes on my Best Ideas List - long (at $67.05).  I like this contrary investment (not trading rental).   Allergan  fell after go...

Trader's Daily Notebook: Market Could Use Jolt From Fed, Earnings

Trader's Daily Notebook: Market Could Use Jolt From Fed, Earnings

Nearly anything associated with oil and gas drilling gets crushed.

Stay Clear of Optical Stocks (Part Deux)

Optical stocks are being taken to the woodshed today -- Oclaro  -$0.86 (-10%), Lumentum -$2.15, MACOM Technology Solutions -$4.00, Acacia Communications -$3.00, Applied Optoelectronics -$2.00 and Fabrinet  -$2.90.   I recently wrote several columns ...

Not Seeing Good Things Near Term for Optical Stocks

As I have expressed in both the Comments Section (see last week's negative second-quarter industry forecast by brokerage B Riley) and in my Diary, the volatile optical space appears to be facing poor short-term fundamentals.   And takeover hopes see...

Bears Still Can't Create Downside Momentum

Bears Still Can't Create Downside Momentum

Both the headlines and the technical patterns are supportive of downside, but the dip buyers held things steady, and are inching back in.

Optical Weakness

Some subscribers (discussed in the Comments Section) have expressed interest or are involved in the optical space.   I am hearing some vague Chinese concerns.   Oclaro , Finisar ,Acacia Communications and Lumentum Holdings are all under pressure tod...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (2:00 p.m. Edition)

"It's not a joke, it's a rope, Tuco. Now I want you to get up there and put your head in that noose." -- Blondie, "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" Its been a long week, so there will be no "Takeaways." Let's move to the abbreviated Monarch Notes for...

The Eyes Just Don't Have It Today

The optical space is getting hit today -- Oclaro  , Finisar and II-VI , for example -- but I can't find a catalyst to the weakness. I'm trying to find out. Also, I've moved to large ProShares UltraShort S&P 500 ETF long now at $13.40.

Don't Be in a Rush to Fight the Positive Intraday Trend

Don't Be in a Rush to Fight the Positive Intraday Trend

The psychology seems to be that if the bears can't do better than this, then we might as well put some money to work.

Clarity on Oclaro

Oclaro , the object of discussion in my Diary recently, continues to trade up with all its collaterals/competitors after the recent conference, which indicated that business fundamentals are on solid footing.  As I previously mentioned, Finisar has ...

There's No Rush for the Exits So Far

There's No Rush for the Exits So Far

There's lots of negativity, but dip buyers are showing up.

Shark Bites: Even Without Health Care Vote, Market's Feeling Better

Shark Bites: Even Without Health Care Vote, Market's Feeling Better

Broad strength and good tone mark action.

Less Confident About a FNSR-OCLR Takeover

We have had a continuing and robust discussion on the possibility of Finisar acquiring Oclaro in our Comments section over the last two weeks. (I have no dog in the hunt!) I have argued that while FNSR has given the indication that it may be interes...

Shark Bites: Market Keeps Giving Back Gains

Shark Bites: Market Keeps Giving Back Gains

Trading radar isn't picking up much that's worthwhile.

Stick to Small, Fast Trades Until the Fed's out of the Way

Stick to Small, Fast Trades Until the Fed's out of the Way

Betting on negative reaction to the Fed has not worked well in the past.