Wall Street Manna

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

The next leg up!!

3 Comments:

At June 25, 2009 at 6:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

how far up? did you close your short positions?

 
At June 25, 2009 at 9:28 PM , Blogger Palmoni said...

I covered my covered short calls two days ago, and AXP and COF shorts yesterday.

BIDU covered at 271, and sold my puts then. Got lucky!

I scrambled to protect, and then scrambled to unwind!

My only short exposure is FXP-I'm long the short China ETF, which looks like a mistake now, but I'm holding that, because I just am not going to get whipsawed again.

I covered my short calls on RIMM today, and shorted puts on NKE and MON on today's weakness.

Went long FCX and CAT this morning on the DE tout.

The market tells you though, what it wants to do. Since 888 holds, who would buy for 5%? Must mean at least 10% up from 888.

I bought the 93 calls on the SPY for July as a spec to cover the losses on some market hedges. So I went from hedged to about 2X long, but I knew I could get whipsawed, and it happened.

The playbook was to wait and buy on the FOMC meeting. The playbook worked, but who can sit still?

I can't.

And you could just feel that the bears had started to press again. Look at the short interest--starting to increase again.

I just don't see the wisdom of being short. Look at this market--they can move it at anytime. Who knows how high it could go?

Underinvested longs, and too many shorts. 990, a little pullback to 956, the old resistance and then a run to 1040.

 
At June 26, 2009 at 1:20 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have to admit it was pretty scary....i didn't have teh cash to go short for the short term but boy i thought it was rolling over...it still might but we'll need to see it drop quite a bit to make that happen..

do you do any analysis? like wave counts...etc.?

 

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