Raise Your Hand If You Believe The Xle Is In A Bubble

Discussion in 'Stocks' started by Port1385, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Let me hear the Kool-Aid arguments about China demand and other such chit-chat. Oil is in a bubble and so is the XLE.

    Im going to the dealer tommorrow to pickup a brand new Ford Expedition or Suburban at these discounted prices with the largest engine available. Oil cant stay where its at.




  2. S2007S


    Energy and every other commodity is in a bubble...

    Just wait till you see a vertical drop in oil where it drops 25%+ in a few weeks, dont be surprised either. Demand for oil is going to drop, no need for the demand when the US is in a recession and nearly 3/4 of the population are complaining about high energy prices. Its going to end just like every other bubble.
  3. S2007S


    Arent some of these dealers giving up to 4000-6000 cash back on some of these trucks and suvs.
  4. TYtrader


    Interesting comments in teh WSJ about some bearish spreads in the XLE

    Drop in Crude Price Spurs
    Big Bets on Energy Fund
    June 26, 2008; Page C4

    The options market appeared to be preparing for a drop in oil prices.

    With the price of crude closing at $134.55 a barrel Wednesday, traders took big bets on Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund, an exchange-traded fund that tracks oil and natural-gas producers, as well as drillers and other service companies.

    Activity in the Energy Select fund's options spiked to six times the normal level, with investors trading 908,000 calls that allow them to buy the shares and 149,000 puts that allow them to sell.

    The bulk of activity took place in July calls, where traders showed up to sell large batches of "call spreads" -- selling July $85 calls and buying July $86 calls as part of one transaction. Feeling bearish about the energy sector, those investors think the Energy Select fund could slip below $85 before July 18. The fund closed at $87.11, down less than one percent.

    Traders took bets on the sector after the Energy Department announced that crude-oil stockpiles rose last week for the first time in six weeks, even as analysts expected those supplies to drop.

    "It certainly hasn't been a winning strategy in recent years to bet against energy companies, but perhaps these [transactions] mark a turning point," said Frederic Ruffy, an options strategist with WhatsTrading.com.

    Elsewhere in the options market...
  5. No bubble in energy. Go ahead and short if you think there is.