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Crazy trading quickies

August 25th, 2009 at 08:24 am

I know not everyone is interested in this stuff, but this is what's going through my head right now, and I'm always curious as to what some of you think about this. I'll also try not to ramble.

* India's affluence is shooting up, and so is their investment sector. I heard that some India's investment ETFs have quintupled. Crazy. And the only way to top that? I think there's still upside to it. So, how crazy am I for thinking this?

* The sugar commodity has had a huge run, no thanks to drought that has artificially driven up prices to all-time highs. Am I crazy for thinking I should short this?

* Speaking of shorting, I've never shorted anything in my life. And I'm thinking it's time that I at least learn how and add that to my tool box.

But of course, this also involves going into options trading, which I've generally avoided. Am I crazy for considering converting my Roth account into an Options account?

* Guess who's back?
Back again?
Tell a friend.

Congrats on your second term!

* Finally, volatility continues to fall, and in fact, is headed towards early 2008 levels. I think that's a good sign, but it's not time to celebrate just yet, because if you put it in context, the entire 2008 was kind of abnormal.

2 Responses to “Crazy trading quickies”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I see options as very high on the risk tolerance scale. I sure wouldn't do it with a large portion of my portfolio. However, it could be a way to grabs some profits!

    BA, are you going to be a broker one of these days?

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    Yes, I ordinarily warn others about the dangers of options. However, I don't think I want to be one of crazy leverage people, but would rather use it mostly as a way increase the options (haha) that I have in trades as well as to mitigate risk.

    I've thought about being a broker before, and well... it's one thing to trade, but it's quite another to become that broker. And that's ultimately not something I am interested in. That and everything in trading is literally going digital, so I think being a broker is also a limited career path....

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