The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE:SPY) was as high as $130.88 pre-market, but it was a classic case of buy the rumor after the Greek austerity deal passing became official. SPY it traded as low as $129.70 before rallying. It was a nice short the open for a trade, although I am still short some SPY. Several groups have provided the impetus for this market to hold itself together. The banks have been strong after lagging yesterday, boosted by Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC) mortgage settlement related to CountryWide. Corn is limit up and the ags have continued to bounce. Oil refiners have also been strong.
Shorting the likes of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), and Baidu.com Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) AND SINA Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA) off the open worked but only if you were super quick to take the trade. I covered most but am still short BIDU. Ecommerce China DangDang Inc (NASDAQ:DANG) was a nice long catch-up play through yesterday’s high. It was up over 10% at one point and could have more upside. China New Borun Corp. (NASDAQ:BORN) is one of the beaten down Chinese stocks, but with analysts out defending the sector, I’m looking for a bounce.
Corn is limit up and the ags have continued to bounce. PotashCorp/Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) got great follow through from yesterday’s buy strategy, although I wasn’t involved in it. Others like CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) and The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) are acting strong as well. Oil Service HOLDRs ETF (NYSE:OIH) will be knocking on the door of the macro descending trend line around at $150, which should pose some resistance. I have not traded it today and would not chase it up here.
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE:FCX) was Marc Sperling’s Play of the Day this morning and has gotten nice follow through as it breaks a downtrend.
It looks like the window dressing will continue into quarter’s end Thursday, but for now most traders will continue to take quick trades and avoid taking too much risk.
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