Yep, I did it.
I sold 60% of my position in UCO to lock in my gains. With the exception of $500, I've taken out my entire investment of $5500 (approximately). My remaining position would have to see UCO hit $2.50 in order to wipe me out. From here on, it's all profit. Having a smaller position in UCO is reassuring, as I now have some capital to deploy in other interesting ways, including possibly buying back into UCO or other oil related investments.
I still think the overall direction for the markets is down, at least from this point. How much further down and for how long are questions I don't have answers to. So getting out during yesterday's downdraft was fine by me. I really should have had a selling plan together, but I've been preparing for a trip to San Francisco and have been distracted by the details. Watching the European and pre-market US action yesterday was a wake up call!
So what's next? I have no idea. This money is my original investment, so the search is on for a worthy vehicle. My broker will be lifting day trading and margin restrictions on my account next Wednesday (hopefully) so that is very welcome. For now though, I feel like trading on a 3 - 12 month timeframe. I guess it's time to do some research. I really wish I could do equity options trading though. Certain things would be so much easier. Oh well. *shrug*
Until next time...
Monday, June 08, 2009
Those of you who follow the hardcore investors and finance types on Twitter will recognize the name Dasan. A very sharp and witty guy who manages a portfolio at an unnamed hedge fund, Dasan recently published an analysis of how he is currently investing and how his investment process works. Fascinating reading from an investment professional. Check it out!