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  • UPRO And Leveraged ETFs Are Built For Active Management [View instapost]
    There must be a nice way to hold UPRO while hedging against these big downturns. How about buying SPY puts or spx puts? I'm working with a self directed retirement fund so my options are limited. That cheap leverage is hard to pass up.
    Sep 9 03:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ETFs Vs. Mutual Funds: A Surprising Analysis [View article]
    I see that VOO barely outperforms VFINX. I suppose that is reason enough for me to choose the ETF but I also value option volume so I may even choose SPY. I believe that option availability should be mentioned when valuing each product. Thanks for a great article.
    May 6 11:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Bullish Gold Trade That Is Highly Likely To Work Over The Long Term (If It Does Not Work Over The Short Term) [View article]
    What is your Sharpe ratio with this trade? It seems very high risk to me. You said this was a long term trade but it seems that you adjust your position every week or sooner. I see that it's worked in the short term but I'm not convinced that this is anything close to a good idea with borrowing costs near 10%. Thanks.
    May 4 07:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Bullish Gold Trade That Is Highly Likely To Work Over The Long Term (If It Does Not Work Over The Short Term) [View article]
    I've given mine. Yours please? ;-)
    Apr 21 09:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Bullish Gold Trade That Is Highly Likely To Work Over The Long Term (If It Does Not Work Over The Short Term) [View article]
    SMT, who is your broker? IB has great short stock availability but current borrowing rates for DUST are just under 10% and NUGT between 1 and 2%.
    Apr 18 04:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Bullish Gold Trade That Is Highly Likely To Work Over The Long Term (If It Does Not Work Over The Short Term) [View article]
    Check Interactive Brokers. I strongly suggest that you look at past performance when considering a short leveraged pairs strategy. I have found that it tends to be far too risky when the borrowing and rebalancing costs are taken into account. Also, in a trending market you might want to cry like a baby.
    Apr 18 02:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Bullish Gold Trade That Is Highly Likely To Work Over The Long Term (If It Does Not Work Over The Short Term) [View article]
    Its easy to borrow these shares to short until your heart is content. The only problem is the cost of borrowing could bury you, especially in a market that trends in one direction or the other.
    Apr 17 03:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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