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Embracing FOMO

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Over the past couple of weeks, I have been “thinking out loud” about what to do with my portfolio before the close of the year here on Slope. I’ve been making a transition from my old broker to my new one, which has been going relatively smoothly, although there’s been a fair amount of learning and tweaking involved to my infrastructure. I lightened up substantially, as I said I would, before Yellen, but I started getting back in after that.

This Monday morning, an Internet outage threw my routine into a whirl, and I decided on the spot to swiftly cover all my remaining positions (15 of them remaining, down from 100) in my old account, which I hadn’t really planned to do. Since they were all shorts, and since Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday were all big “up” days, I got lucky!