Using Index Short ETFs In Your Trading & Investing

This video discusses the benefits of incorporating the use of inverse or "short" ETFs that track the major US stock indexes into your trading & investing. The pros & cons of using leveraged vs. non-leveraged ETFs are also covered along with the most liquid inverse ETFs commonly used as either a pure-play short on the stock market or as a hedge to an existing portfolio of long positions. Additional information on leveraged as well as non-leveraged ETFs can be found on the FAQ page under the  ETF Related Questions subsection. playback speed can be increased in the settings to reduce video [...]

2018-03-16T15:25:28+00:00 Mar 16, 2018 2:43pm|Categories: Trading Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Short Trades Updated

The following short trades will be moved to the Completed Trades category.  While none of these trades reached their final price target, many of these trades did hit one or more profits targets before bouncing & exceeded their previously suggested (or any reasonable) stop level(s).  As the charts on some of these trades still remain longer-term bearish, feel free contact me if you are following any of these trades & I will be glad to post or email and updated chart with comments.  There are a few Active Short Trades under review that may be removed soon as well but the [...]

2017-03-08T21:21:15+00:00 Oct 28, 2013 10:23am|Categories: Completed Trades - Short|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Short Trades Updated

QQQ Update & Short Trade Comments

As a follow-up to the previous post, I wanted to clarify what might be construed as conflicting comments.  Last Monday, while the QQQ was still trading well within the rising wedge pattern as shown on the recent 4-hour charts,  QQQ/QID was added as an Active Short Trade in anticipation of a imminent breakdown of the wedge.  In this follow-up post to that trade yesterday, I stated that with the Q's already down over 3% and over half-way to my first price target, that adding short exposure to the broad market shorts was no longer objective.  Fast-forward to the post made just [...]

2017-03-08T21:21:18+00:00 Oct 10, 2013 10:10am|Categories: Completed Trades - Short, Equity Market Analysis|Tags: , |Comments Off on QQQ Update & Short Trade Comments

Approximate Price Targets for QID Trade

This 4-hour chart of QID shows the approximate price targets for the Active Trade added earlier today although the actual profits targets will be based off the QQQ chart.  Although the price decay is not nearly as bad on QID as some other leveraged ETFs, as with all leveraged ETFs there is some degree of price decay over time and as such, distortion is typically observed on the charts over time with the disparity between the leveraged & the non-leveraged tracking ETF's, most notably over longer periods of time.  For example, this 4-hour period chart of QID is very similar to [...]

2017-03-08T21:21:19+00:00 Sep 30, 2013 2:57pm|Categories: Completed Trades - Short, Equity Market Analysis|Tags: , |Comments Off on Approximate Price Targets for QID Trade

Shorting the Q’s

This bounce back to near flat on the QQQ seems like an objective opportunity to initiate or add short exposure as an imminent breakdown of this bearish rising seems very likely IMO.  My expectations for the "fireworks" to begin this week far exceeds the ~1%ish gap down in the broad averages today but is more along the lines of a 5%+ drop over the next week or so (and likely then some from there).  As such, I am adding QID (2x short Nasdaq 100 tracking etf) as the Q's have recovered nearly all of this morning's losses.  Personally I just bought [...]

2017-03-08T21:21:19+00:00 Sep 30, 2013 12:30pm|Categories: Completed Trades - Short, Equity Market Analysis|Tags: , |Comments Off on Shorting the Q’s

QID update

Regarding the active QID trade, the etf is currently trading at 27.26 vs. the suggested stop on the trade of 27.38.  This trade was entered one week ago with a very tight stop criteria (1 1/2% downside if stopped out) and so I wanted to point out that QID is currently trading below the previously suggested stop level.  Since this trade was posted along with the daily time frame charts of QID showing both the potential longer-term bullish falling wedge pattern as well as the daily Inverse Head & Shoulders bottoming pattern, I will wait until the end of today to [...]

2017-03-08T21:21:49+00:00 Feb 1, 2013 1:53pm|Categories: Completed Trades - Short, Equity Market Analysis|Tags: , |Comments Off on QID update

QID trade stop correction

It was just brought to my attention that the suggested stop parameter on today's QID long entry did not make sense.  The correct stop should be on a move under 27.38 which is 1 1/2% BELOW the entry price of 27.80.  My apologies for the confusion.  I guess it was a "Who's on first?..." mix up (...go long this etf to go short the market), as I habitually added the stop allowance to the entry price since my plan was to short the QQQ instead of subtracting it as I was suggesting going long QID (2x short QQQ) as the proxy.  [...]

2013-01-25T01:08:46+00:00 Jan 24, 2013 9:02pm|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on QID trade stop correction