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Looking for Support

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Things have been developing fairly well for the (short term) bull scenario into a final new all time high before a much larger retracement. Triangle support has been pinocchioed four times in the last five days, and held at each daily close, though it took an amazing 30 handle rally on Wednesday afternoon to manage it that day. Bulls need to establish some intraday support below and then go up to break resistance.

That resistance is a strong cluster in the 2094-2102 area composed of the 50 DMA at 2094, the 50 DEMA at 2095, the 100 DMA at 2097, the daily mid band at 2098, and finally triangle resistance in the 2101/2 area. The high yesterday was at 2093, so that was a first pass fail. Bulls need to find some support today and then try again. SPX daily chart:

150814 SPX Daily Triangle

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Does Hedged Investing Work?

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A Blast From The Past

Hey Fellow Slopers,

Early last year, I posted about a hedged portfolio investing method we developed at Portfolio Armor. The basic idea was to find securities that had high expected returns over the next six months and were also relatively cheap to hedge, and then to buy and hedge a handful of those names every six months. One of you asked if I had backtested this method, and I hadn’t. So, I took a break from posting for a bit while I did that. The backtesting turned out to be a lot more time consuming than I anticipated, but it’s done and now I can share with you the results. First, a quick recap of the hedged portfolio method.

The Hedged Portfolio Method (more…)

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