As a follow-up to my February 10th post Green with Nvidia, I just thought I’d point out I called the top almost to the minute. It has, since then, fallen about 12%, and I suspect it’s just getting started.
I don’t normally monkey around with leveraged ETFs, but I was so enthralled by energy’s weakness, I had built up a big long position in ERY (as mentioned in my Lake Erie post on Tuesday). Last night, I calculated the measured move on it, drew a horizontal line, and watched it closely. Wednesday morning, before the inventory report, ERY nailed its target, so I GTFO in a big hurry. Thank goodness, eh?
Oh, and, umm, this tweet from this morning kind of sealed the decision for me:
Well, it doesn’t happen that often these days, but when it does, it sure feels nice: one of my shorts got absolutely firebombed after the market closed today. Deckers Outdoor Corporation (symbol DECK), which I’ve touted repeatedly here on Slope and on my Tastytrade show as a great short idea, lost nearly a quarter of its value. Tomorrow should be quite the firestorm.
Here’s what the after hours trading looked like…….
On the 22nd of December, I gave a heads-up about shorting Micron if it got close to its gap. Specifically, I said I’m going to be watching this, because if it can stay below (or at least not far above) 23.66, it may be a very interesting new short based on its gap closure. So how high did it get? 23.64.