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 [...]

Mar 16, 2018 2:43pm|Categories: Trading Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

IWM TNA Short Trade Update

Today's Fed-induced rally has the potential to damage the bearish technical case for the TNA/IWM short trade, but hasn't done so yet. In fact, today's marginal new high is another divergent high. Essentially, the small caps have traded sideways for the last 3 weeks, with the IWM/TNA short trade actually still profitable earlier today before the Fed jawboned the markets higher, with the $RUT now trading just over 2% above the March 4th entry price & still comfortably below the suggested stop of a daily close above 1130 in the $RUT (Russell 2000 small cap index). Today's marginal new (recent) high [...]

Moved To A Net Short Market Exposure- TNA Short Entry

Shortly after 2pm ET, I posted in the trading room that I just closed out a good amount of long exposure and added additional exposure (via TQQQ & TNA shorts, QQQ puts and QID & TWM longs in non-margin/IRA accounts). That took me from a net long to net short exposure. The primary reasoning for the changes is based upon the fact that the US equity indices have run into key resistance levels while overbought on the near-term time frames with most longer-term & intermediate-term trend indicators still bearish. $RUT daily March 4th Although anything is possible, by nearly [...]

Shorting Small Caps, Long TWM/TZA

TWM (2x short Russell 2000 Index) & TZA (3x short small caps) will be added as Active Short Trades here at the bottom of this descending triangle pattern on TWM. TWM is my preferred vehicle for the second price target, T2 at 38.42 while the extra leverage on TZA would be most appropriate for those only targeting T1 (36.43 on TWM). Suggested stop on a move below 34.50.   In the video coverage of the US markets posted earlier today, I highlighted some potentially bearish developments on both the Russell 2000 ($RUT) as well as the S&P 600 ($SML) [...]

Apr 8, 2015 2:45pm|Categories: Completed Trades - Short|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Shorting Small Caps, Long TWM/TZA

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 [...]

Oct 28, 2013 10:23am|Categories: Completed Trades - Short|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Short Trades Updated

Short Trades Updates

In updating the active trades category today, the following short trades will be moved to the completed trades category.  All of these trades were stopped out as per the suggested stop criteria from previous posts and as I'm just now getting around to updating that category since the holiday vacation period, many of these trades exceed those stops levels weeks ago and should have been removed a while ago.  The following trades will be moved to the Completed Trades category: CUZ, MKC, REGN, TWM There are also a few active shorts that also exceeded their suggested stop levels by a modest [...]

Jan 23, 2013 2:06pm|Categories: Completed Trades - Short|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Short Trades Updates