Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Expanding Triangle?

 


I was expecting an "ideal" bounce today to the 1510 level today for an head and shoulders formation but the market exceeded that level and put in another high. So in a sense we could say the bullish action negates the lower low from yesterday, specially now that the market is comfortably above the Trend Average again. However, the market looks like it could be putting in an expanding triangle aka megaphone top. They usually happen on the 5th wave or at market tops/bottoms, so there is a good probability the market did indeed top. At the micro count level there is a stand alone W3, so we'll see what the next bearish wave brings. If we get a corrective wave then it just means more upside but for now I am going with the top (the opinion side of me).

Also, given the bearish action in the HSI, I applied 100% of my hedge today in addition to the 20% I've already sold. Which basically, leaves me 60% long. I will add the totals later for the loss on the VXX hedge but for now I applied 1/3 VXX at 23.68 and 2/3 SPXU at 31.68.

Main S&P 500 Trends

Short Term Trend = Neutral
Medium Term Trend = Bullish
Long Term Trend = Bullish

Long Term Portfolio
  • 80% Long in Red Chips traded in HSI (Mainland China stocks traded in Hong Kong) since September 2012. Only position trading 30-40% of portfolio for cost improvement. - Sold 10% on 12/27/12, Sold 10% 01/22/2013

Short Term Margin Trading Strategy 
  • Bought 1000 VXX @ $25.78 as of 01/16/2013, Bought 1000 VXX @23.68 on 01/22/2013 - Sold @22.68 to position trade on 01/25/2013
  • Bought 1000 VXX @ $25.92 as of 01/15/2013 - Closed @25.96 on 01/15/2013 . = +0.04
  • Bought 30 AAPL @ $509.50 as of 12/14/2012 on margin - Closed @514.50 on 12/17/2012. = +5.00
  • Bought 1000 XIV @18.62 as of 12/13/2012 on margin - Closed @18.70 on 12/14/2012. = +0.08
  • Bought 1000 XIV @18.80 as of 12/05/2012 on margin - Closed @18.88 on 12/07/2012. = +0.08
  • Bought 1000 XIV @18.41 as of 12/04/2012 on margin - Closed @18.63 on 12/05/2012. = +0.22
  • Bought 500 VXX @29.23 on 12/03/2012 - Closed @30.12 on 12/03/2012. = +0.89
  • Bought 500 VXX @30.77 on 11/23/2012 - Closed @29..68 on 11/27/2012. = -1.09
  • Bought 500 VXX @31.54 on 11/20/2012 - Stopped out @31.11 on 11/21/2012. = -0.43
  • Closed position 500 @ 18.26 on 11/20/2012. Sold 500 @ 17.79, raised stop to break even on the other 500 as of 11/19/2012. Bought 1000 XIV @15.98 as of 11/15/2012 on margin - position trade cost improvement 4 cents, so net cost $15.94 as of 11/16/2012 - Profit = $2.05 
  • Bought 1000 XIV @16.88 as of 11/14/2012 on margin - Stopped out @ 16.66 on 11/14/2012. = -0.22
  • Bought 1000 XIV @15.67 as of 11/08/2012 on margin - sold 1000 XIV @ 16.25 on 11/12/2012 = +0.58
  • Margin positions in Gold initiated 11/06/2012.
Net Profit since 11/08/2012 on open and closed short term positions = $2,625*
* Margin position is usually $15-20k
* Margin position in gold is $4k


 

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