The Shark Tank: A Short Convo

 | Feb 24, 2012 | 3:20 PM EST
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The comments section of James "Rev Shark" DePorre's column is an open and active forum where subscribers exchange investment ideas and tips. Here's a sample of what they shared today:

skimamma 12:18 PM

MITK and TNGO are getting some lift. Long TNGO.

ultraphoenix in reply to skimamma

oye, that TNGO could be a nasty wedgie.

skimamma in reply to ultraphoenix

What do you mean ultra

ultraphoenix in reply to skimamma

looking at daily bars, see a wedge formation with corresponding declining volumes - bearish wedge. Looks to be running on fumes

skimamma in reply to ultraphoenix

Thanks. I did notice the volume could be better especially yesterday

Revshark 12:30 PM

there is an amazing amount of talk about high gas prices but this market just doesn't care yet.

DW in reply to Revshark

Easy monetary policy is flowing into the market, but gas prices rising are signs of the dollar deflating as oil, dominated in dollars, rises. So the market doesn't care, should we say yet? I'm having this over-whelming feeling now to be in cash, do you get those? So even though I still have some longs like HOT, so I've moved to slightly net short including TZA and SDS.

Revshark 12:40 PM

yes i know exactly what you mean about the overwhelming feeling to be in cash. For me its more a function of not finding charts i can really load up. I dink around and do some trades but i just can't build positions.

valleyhood 01:04 PM

Still more anxious talk of TWM FAZ TZA SDS TVIX VXX vs. cheerleading of 13K ... this is one of the most anticipated corrections ever ... I gained bearish exposure too early via some of these short ETFs ... sticking with the uptrend is such a simple axiom to say vs. actually practice.

ultraphoenix in reply to valleyhood

add UVXY to that list.

DW in reply to valleyhood

I don't disagree, sticking with an uptrend is hard. But I'm not interested in being the last bag holder either.

Revshark 01:06 PM

you can't short this market into strength. That is all you need to know. If you want to short you have to wait for weakness.

ultraphoenix 01:08 PM

I guess you also have to determine if you're outright shorting or just doing short term hedging of your holdings (because you are reluctant to sell)

DW 01:10 PM

Agree Ultra, this is primarily hedging for me because I am reluctant to sell some good longs.

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