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Strongly believe in Nassim Taleb's theories. Have a strong focus on the market psychology and behavioral finance aspect of equity trading. Prefer longer term trades for best risk/reward profiles. Still believe Buy & Hold strategies can be relevant in the current market.
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  • Time to put on a Volatility Trade 0 comments
    Apr 30, 2011 7:45 PM | about stocks: VXX, TVIX

    It is time for speculators and victorious profiteers to take a look at themselves in the mirror and ask, "Am I a Pig?" or "Am I a Hog?". If you are not so sure of the answer, because we all know what happens to the hogs, then you may need to add some volatility to your portfolio. The best way to do this would be through the purchase of the true futures at a 3-12 month strip, but if you are unable to do so, then consider the rudimentary products VXX and TVIX (risky and super risky, and long term terrible investments) to hedge against future downside risk at a very affordable time. VIX is at multi-year lows. I am not so convinced that everything is hunky-dory again, and that the global problems we face are being properly accounted for through volatlilty measurements. Sell in May and Go Away may turn into terrible Omen.

    Stocks: VXX, TVIX
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