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  • Want to short so bad I can taste it... 4 comments
    Aug 5, 2009 7:05 AM | about stocks: IYR, SRS, FXI, FXP, SPY, DIA, QQQ, QID, SDS

    Take a look at IYR. Take a look at the target, it's a measured 51.50 off of the broken neck line of an inverted H&S-like object. The reason I say H&S-like is because, like the broad markets, this is thing did not fall far enough and chop around before the upward thrust and we are floating higher on summer volumes.

    But the target is the target and it probably doesn't care how it gets achieved. If it's summer hopefulness then so be it.

    I did short China again yesterday however, in my chronic attempt to catch one or more of these ponzi schemes. Also, I have a bid in for calls on the VIX that may or may not fill if the market gets one more strong spike higher. Yikes. But I think I will leave real estate alone for now. Oh, I also tried to short that HYG chart in the post below, but no shares available. Now, I am well long - mostly miners - and cash. Don't get me wrong. I think shorting here is anything but a no brainer.

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  • doubleguns
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    This just keeps going back to "the market can remain irrational longer than one can stay solvent."


    The govt can manipulate longer than I can remain solvent too!!!


    Trailing stops, cash and PM. I will short when the trend turns.
    5 Aug 2009, 07:20 AM Reply Like
  • Gary Tanashian
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    Author’s reply » Always a wise idea. I shorted China the other day via FXP and not yet decided whether or not to take profit or consider it a gentle scale in to a more major short stance. I am long the gold miners and find that being short something that I am relatively bearish on helps.
    5 Aug 2009, 11:18 AM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    I anticipate the trend will turn Sept/Oct. We shall see.
    5 Aug 2009, 11:39 AM Reply Like
  • Irrational Markets
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    GS agrees it's time to short REIT stocks?


    10 Aug 2009, 01:56 AM Reply Like
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