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It’s Not a Good Feeling

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I had an interesting psychological experience I thought I’d share on this cool Thursday evening, as I sit in the night air.

I run a tiny hedge fund which, not surprisingly, focuses on short-selling. In spite of the market running up to lifetime highs this quarter (indeed, just days ago), I had booked a respectable profit, and I was satisfied with my results. And then………..I got scared.