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Monday, December 1, 2008

Timing is Everything for Bears Too (VIDEO)

"It's not a popular job to be the person to take the punchbowl away from the party. But you don't want to get too much exuberance." - Robert Subbaraman

Sometimes I hear from bears ( those with a short bias ) during a bear market:

"This market is being manipulated! Why aren't we going down? Why are we up 200 points!"

Well, the market is being manipulated. But there are no 'secret men' pulling switches to make the market fly up 200 points. Simply because we've been in a recession or a bear market? Doesn't mean your timing has to fly out the window. It doesn't mean a stock will automatically be a good short. That logic doesn't apply in a bull market for buying, so it wouldn't apply in a bear market for shorting stocks.

I discuss that in the following vlog entry ...

(Video Included. If you're seeing this from Email subscription? Click on the Title Link in the Email to View the Video ...)

Next I'm going to have a vlog entry for the December 2008 Challenge Project, I'm uploading that one as I type this out ...

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Note: This is not an investment or trading recommendation. The losses in trading can be very real, and depending on the investment vehicle, can exceed your initial investment. I am not a licensed trading or investment adviser, or financial planner. But I do have 12 years of experience in trading and investing in these markets. The Challenge accounts are run for the education of other traders who should make their own decisions based off their own research, and tolerance for risk.

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