Weekly ETF Gainers / Losers

Gainers: EPI +8.57%. GAZ +5.67%. UNG +3.69%. XHB +2.89%. EWZ +2.86%.

Losers: VXX -9.46%. URA -5.19%. TAN -2.33%. TLT -2.20%. TIP -1.56%.

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  • kmac20
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    I am into Natural Gas shorting it, at about 5.00 dollars, HND.TO, I figure with the price of Natural Gas being so high, contractors will be really pushing to get inventory in and up to capitalize on this amazing price for natural gas? Eventually supply will look similar to other years, and the price will come down to reflect these inventory levels? I am going to buy more HND.TO as the price remain low, as Natural gas prices remain mysteriously high???
    6 Jun 2014, 05:06 PM Reply Like
  • convoluted
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    My best play was to sell the 62 TBTputs,and use that premium to buy TNA call options. I boughtTNA when the stock price was 68.08. This was purely a gamble using the sure cash from TBT. Sometimes a blind hog will find an ear of corn.
    My usual bear call spreads against VXX also worked well. The bummer was getting out of GS at 163.50-but, as you guys know, that stock can drop quicker than a Summer squall can appear. Anyway, I was in at 158.50.
    I nibbled at SCO-but little action in oil for several days. Waiting for homebuilders to go up some more. Short target for ITB set at 25.75. May sell more TBT puts, although I don't expect much, if any, increase in rates. It's more of a 'backboard' play-meaning rates can't go much lower-so selling puts at this level has high payoff possibilities.
    As I noted months ago, I don't think there's any question about S&P 2000. That's the easy part. But, how much beyond that number? I tend to think higher than most, but not for tradtional reasons. When is there a correction? How much? The underlying question relates to perceived risk. But, again, what risk? At the end of the day, the central banks have kicked the devil out of the financial heavens. Volatility has melted as well, much like the ghostbusters melted the giant marshmellow.
    So,here we are in the year 2014, dwelling in the house of complacency and dancing to the tune of 'political correctness.' It's a great time in history to be a lobbyist, bankruptcy lawyer, or politician. Of course, one could also be a song writer or mechanic. Yep, as Louie says, 'it's a beautiful world.'


    7 Jun 2014, 11:00 AM Reply Like
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