Daily Archives: December 3, 2013

Fair-Weather Friend to Miners

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Careful observers over the past eight years may have noticed I don’t tend to go long very often, but earlier today I bought a pretty decent-sized slug of GDX as a bounce play. Precious metals and miners have been battered to pieces lately, and although I believe firmly that gold will eventually bottom at about $1070, and miners have further to fall, I’m going to play the bounce for probably a few days. This is somewhat hazardous, of course, since prior pattern breakdowns have exhibited persistent selling for months on end. (more…)

Small Caps Bounce

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Having closed lower for a massive one day in a row, it seems that it’s time for the Russell 2000 to have its oh-so-predictable bounce. Below is an hourly chart. The key, this week, is whether it crosses last week’s high (which would put fire under the “window dressing in December rally”) or, infinitely more desirable, slips beneath the 1,123 level. That would suggest a failed bullish breakout, which would cheer me right up. (more…)

Another Look At October’s Tesla Hedge

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A Couple Of Interesting Months For Tesla Shareholders

It’s been a couple of months since I posted a hedge on Tesla (TSLA) (“Five-Star Safety For Tesla Longs“), about a month and a half since Tim presciently called a top in the stock (“The Telsa Top“), and about a month since we last looked at that Tesla hedge (“Cushioning The Blow For Tesla Longs“). In this post, I’ll recap that hedge and update how that hedge has reacted since. (more…)