- I am regularly accused of being short stocks when I have a bearish outlook.
- Track record is incredibly important- if I saw a compelling short trade, I would tell you.
- I generally don't run a short book outside of trend-following strategies.
If I disclosed that I'm not short a stock, I'm not short that stock. I have no reason to lie. A successful short book has made many investors famous.
The purpose of making this account was to share investment ideas with a community and monetize the research I was already performing.
The purpose of this account is not to move markets. I'm not a market mover. At the time of writing, this account has less than 700 followers. Furthermore, I wouldn't advise ANYBODY to trade based on my articles without doing their own research.
If I thought a trade was compelling enough to take a short position... I would disclose it to my readers. I want them to know how I feel about my investments.
My readers are my biggest asset as an author. Even the ones who accuse me of being short a stock when I am not.
I generally don't run a short book. Occasionally, I'll buy protective put options. Occasionally, I'll buy speculative puts or calls. I regularly short index funds as part of a trend following strategy.
If I was short, I would tell you. Trust me.
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