Yesterday I posited myself a man of industry and took to the market with designs to invest in “the best” concerns. I leveraged long in only “the best” stocks and was fastidiously entreated to ruinous losses today. At first it was slow and then all at once. Losses were moderately painful at 1.6% by lunch, only to accelerate into hell by 2pm to -3.7%.
Having only “the best” stocks I was then give a fork in the road.
1. Do I hold and pray for the best and let myself piss in the wind, not knowing where the wind is blowing?
2. Reduce longs and hedge to moderate volatility?
I chose the latter, because I am the smartest person that I know. I am now down 1.9% for December and I hate myself at the rapidity of the unraveling. I wanted to be normal. I envisioned myself voting at shareholders meetings and laughing alongside fellow shareholders. Instead, I am back in the trenches, a slave to intra-day trends — scared and afraid to expose myself to this cunt of a market.
I pared off the worst of my positions and the one’s outperforming and stepped in and bought UVXY and a 20% position in TZA. I furthered my plan by buying dips in SAAS stocks and that’s pretty much where I am planting my flag — long SAAS, long volatility, short IWM. My best guess is for a 30-50bps move in either direction by the opening of trade. Once I have a better idea where we are heading, I will tilt my bias towards that direction.If you enjoy the content at iBankCoin, please follow us on Twitter