While my short term market calls have been something to be desired over the last week and a half, it is always nice to see the bulk of ones portfolio hedged against market moves such as we have seen this week. The market moves lower and our portfolios remain virtually unchanged!
On the Aggressive short term front, our stop loss order have been getting a workout as I have been trying to go long in here for some type of bounce. As you can see this supposed bounce has yet to materialize, but once again it is strong evidence that protective stop loss orders are essential when short term trading.
Once again there is evidence that a short term low in being put into place and there may be an opportunity on the long side. However, given the downside momentum I am going to wait for any aggressive long side plays.
Intermediate and Long Term investors should be smiling from ear to ear knowing that they are hedged during this entire decline.
For the very aggressive there is a nice value play in General Motors right here and I will go more into detail on this in a new post.
For Intermediate and long term traders, keep your hedged positions in place and should some type of counter trend rally develop, use the strength to reduce your exposure even more as the real fireworks to the downside have yet to begin.