Month: March 2008

Happy Days Are Here Again

Happy Days Are Here Again

DGP + SKF = Win. Buy Yen, sell real estate, here we go again… “Normal” bear market conditions have returned with dramatic under performance in banks and real estate. Gold and silver continue to rally, and the dollar is beginning to slide to more all time lows. I would like to thank the bulls for…


Wild Week

I’ve been so overly medicated these past few days I haven’t had the patience to write more than two sentences. All I can do is come up with half-brained t-shirt ideas like “Liquidity Crisis” underneath an empty beer mug. I’m smoking more of everything and doing less of anything, and damn it feels good to…


The Dollar Collapse

Booooyaaaaahhhh! I think I’m gonna quit trading equities and move into Forex (just a thought)… Sometime last week I moved everything into Yen. This has turned out to be a nothing short of perfect as the dollar fell to new lows Sunday evening. I sold my Yen as it regained strength, but then quickly jumped…


A Good Day To Wake Up Late

Having missed the market open by about an hour, I didn’t have to do any guess work as to the markets direction. SMN (double short basic materials) is up 6.97%, UYG (double long financials) down 4.85%, which is roughly a 2% gain on a -1.5% day. Thus, the hedge trade worked, but there was no…


An Interesting Week

In my last post I suggested a pairs trade including SKF and DGP. Since that post, DGP has fallen 3%, and SKF has risen 10%, netting a handsome 7% in the last 4 days. While I firmly believe in the soundness of the fundamental logic (a move to hard assets over paper assets due to…


Smooth Sailing

Today was perfect. Everything I’m dabbling in was on the up and up, except for the Swiss Franc FXF. SLV and IAU continue to make new highs, and I started a position in DGP. Even the double inverse funds made new short-term highs. DBA rebounded above 42, even though UDN failed to close higher after…


Doubling Up On Gold

Deutsche Bank is offering leveraged and inverse Gold ETN’s DGP (+2x), DZZ (-2x), DGX (-1x). This is very exciting, but also quite scary. Looking at DB in the charts gives me little faith in the banks debt, but so long as the market believes in these awesome debt instruments, I will certainly go along for…


Blamo!

The market shat on the bulls Friday, which made tons of cheddar in SRS, SKF, TWM, DXD. UDN, FXF and FXY are trading at all time highs, and continue to show strength as the markets weaken. Commodities were mixed as DBA moved lower w/ USO, and the precious metals IAU and SLV remain unchanged. GDX,…