Timothy Collins has worked as a financial adviser since 1999, focusing on portfolio customization, with a concentration on correlation arbitrage and risk-managed growth. He started TangleTrade Management, LLC in 2009 and Retro Wall Street in 2013 (www.retrowallstreet.com).Expand

Collins lives in Cedar Park, Texas, with his wife and three children. A frequent contributor to CNBC's Mad Money with Jim Cramer, Collins is a graduate of McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College), with degrees in business administration, economics and sociology and is a winner of the Bates Prize (Top Graduating Male).Collapse

Today's action is setting the stage for a TLT short.
Spreads and butterflies on QQQ.
It's not easy to beat back the December bulls.
Closed-end funds as a small part of the portfolio.

Flirting With a Gold Play Real Money Pro($)

I am looking at a one-day trade on Market Vector Gold Miners.
Crashes, sneaky things they are, often occur without headlines.
A bet on Russia is a bet on oil. Shorting ANET is worth a look.
Portfolio planning for the coming year.
I'm looking at options plays in Ambarella and Rally Software.
Always strive to equally view both sides of each situation.

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