I feel a certain amount of guilt that my lovingly-chosen prospective shorts are corralled into my Bear Pen, unused and undeployed.(more…)
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Early on Thursday, when the Dow was up hundreds of points (bringing the grand total to almost 8,000 from criminal Powell) I wrote my premium members and suggested they pay attention to the trendline tag. Turns out that trendline held strong!(more…)
Although my “short everything with a ticker symbol” strategy worked great in February and March, it is fraught with risk in this new, fake market. I have thus dialed way back on individual positions (I think I had 100 at one point) to a mere 37. I have re-entered the world of options trading, by way of simple directional bets. Here is precisely what I’ve bought:(more…)
No, I’m not switching sides. I will say, however, that a couple of members of my Bull Pen look especially good, and they both happen to be in the fuel cell business.(more…)
I’ll break tradition and say something pleasant for a change.
As we here in Santa Clara County remain locked down, unable to even get a haircut, I thought I’d share a few things that have come out of this pandemic which have been personally beneficial or otherwise edifying. In no particular order, I am grateful for the following:(more…)