Daily Archives: August 23, 2010

Ready For My 180

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As I mentioned on Saturday, my best guess for this week was a push higher today followed by a nice, hearty fall. The first tidbits of that projection have come into fruition already. I am typing this on Monday morning, 90 minutes before the opening bell, and the /ES is already up nearly 7 points.

This is exactly what I wanted to see. Why?

+ I am long large the IWM and QQQQ, which I intend to dump before today is over at a profit;

+ I am short (also large) the TLT, which I likewise intend to throw under the bus at a profit;

+ There are dozens of other short positions I want to add to my existing portion of 219 equity shorts, and I'd like to do so at good prices; a lift today will make that feasible.

So I intend to be a proud little bull today for a timespan measured in hours, at which time I will toss my horns off. I'm not sure how high the /ES will get, but I'd say no higher than the yellow zone I've tinted in, and perhaps even not as high as that.

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