Tag Archive: all time highs

Jan 29

Entering Long KB Home ($KBH), NVR Inc ($NVR), Vulcan Materials ($VMC)

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“Investors in stocks these days are expecting far too much, and I’m going to explain why. That will inevitably set me to talking about the general stock market, a subject I’m usually unwilling to discuss. But I want to make one thing clear going in: Though I will be talking about the level of the …

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Jan 24

The Correction Roadmap

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We’re more than a couple of percent from the all time highs so the business media and anyone else with a timeframe or attention span shorter than my lunch break have gone into ‘markets in turmoil’ mode. Given the level of noise seems to be inversely correlated to the level of the S&P, it’s always …

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Aug 02

Still Picking Fights With The Wrong Guys? Here’s An Updated Health Warning

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Remember this? Why Pick A Fight With The Strongest Guy In The Room? It was a post I wrote 5 months ago in the very early days of this blog on March 7th, expressing my bemusement, and perhaps frustration, at how people persist in trying to find the top and short leading stocks in uptrends. …

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Jun 24

Entering Long Illumina ($ILMN)

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I try to emphasize especially in market conditions like we currently have, that we should always look at each stock on its own merits, and avoid making snap decisions to cut all our positions because of how we might view the overall market. There are always stocks making 52-week highs or 20-day highs regardless of …

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Jun 07

Why I’m Watching Oil

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For all the positions we currently have in futures and equity portfolios, and for all the changes that have taken place this week alone, the one asset that still has my curiosity more than any other right now is one in which we have no exposure at all – Crude Oil. As a trend follower, …

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May 27

Entering Long Tesla ($TSLA)

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I have until now been a spectator in the blood sport that is watching $TSLA shorts get destroyed. Now I find I have been called to serve. I got a signal late Friday to enter long at Tuesday’s open. It’s easy to see why. Long Tesla ($TSLA) Regardless of what your story is in this …

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May 16

This Is Easy, And That’s Not Good

This has been a phenomenal market for trend followers. I’ve been enjoying riding this uptrend for a while now but even I’m realizing this is starting to look easy, and that’s not a good sign. Good investing or trading is never supposed to be easy. Boring, yes. But not easy. It’s starting to remind me of …

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May 11

Review Of Open Positions – Futures

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We have two changes to our futures portfolio after Friday’s session. We will be shorting both the 30 year ($ZB_F) and 10 year ($ZN_F) at Sunday night’s open. There were no other changes to our portfolio during the week, so going into Monday we’ll have 7 open positions: LONG S&P, Nasdaq, Sterling, and SHORT 30yr, 10yr, Yen, …

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