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GM Doesn’t Need Money

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AP reports that General Motor’s (GM) CFO says they don’t need $2billions as cost cutting is bearing fruits. Quite interesting, and possibly a good sign for GM’s survival. But I think more than cost cutting, they need to have cutting edge car models and this cutting edge doesn’t mean high tech, but the models that will fit to the pockets and life style of the consumers of tomorrow. It’s not going to be the same world as it was few years back, and before oil reaches to the moon again (i don’t know when), they need to be ahead in…

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Outperformance Continues at OPNewsletter

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When compared with broader markets, Feb was an excellent month for OPNewsletter coupled with a few good learnings (kinda reinforcement, been there done that, but forget that). Overall, OPNewsletter for Feb closed up +5.6% x-commissions and +2.6% including commissions. Capital preservtion and thus allocation was higher priority vs missing an opportunity. These results doesn’t include the speculative directional trade which were shared here (only OPN subscribers can see this thread) and here at my profile on InvesCafe (Free) which includes likes of RIMM +40%, V +7.8%, BIDU +5.2%, BAC +10% to +40%, ESI + 33%, SRS, STT, WHR, BTU, AXP,…

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Outperformance : OPNewsletter Feb’09 +5.85%(Open)

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An excellent month for OPNewsletter so far. Overall, OPNewsletter is up +8.87% x-commissions and +5.85% including commissions. We didn’t have to make any major adjustments to our portfolios except one which rolled partially to next month. We closed one portfolio for +17.17% gains and except any major disastrous events on Tuesday market open, remainder portfolios stands to gain good theta decay over the long weekend. This is what OPN wants, portfolios to be as boring as possible. We didn’t get fills on two income portfolios else results would have been even stronger. These results doesn’t include the speculative directional trade…

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OPNewsletter (Feb’09) : +2.78% (X-commissions) and +0.1% (/w Comissions)

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Such is the bear market, it leaves no one. Those who thought that major price indexes had successfully tested the Nov’08 market lows and that move December onwards marked a new primary bull market, were taken by surprise and Jan closed on a negative note. Dow closing almost 9% down for the month and other indices almost in the same range. I have been saying this since Nov’07 and will repeat here again “In bear markets the winner is the one who loses the least” (it’s not my quote, I borrowed it from the net and don’t know who said…

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Make or Break?

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Up, Up and then Doooown. That’s the simplest way I could define the stock market’s pattern these days. Should the markets attempt another move higher, which could be sparked by today’s release of the Nov. unemployment report, initial resistance should be at the Nov. 28 reaction high at 8831 for the DJIA, 896 for the S&P 500 and 1535 for the NASDAQ. Still, the strength needs to be demonstrated by strong volumes. I have been cautioning OPN subscribers time and again..here is what I wrote y’day… Doubts abound in these “last few hrs rallies”. Barron’s confidence index continues to fall…

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American Express Beats on Earnings (AXP)

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American Express, AXP posted third quarter earnings of $0.74 per share, which is $0.15 better than consensus estimate of $0.59 per share. The company’s revenue totaled $7.16 billion vs. analysts’s estimates of $7.31 billion in revenue. Consolidated provisions for losses totaled $1.4 billion, up 51% from a year ago. The third quarter net loan write-off rate in the U.S. Card Services segment was 5.9%, up from 5.3% in the second quarter. The company believes consumer and business sentiment is likely to deteriorate further, translating into weaker economies around the globe well into 2009. Cardmember spending is likely to remain soft….

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