I’ve cleared the deck for a return of just over 600 pips since the posted trades some days ago.
Please keep in mind that several of those trades where held for almost an entire month – through “this entire mess”. To realize profits / gains such as these during a time of such “market madness” takes considerable confidence in one’s market view and longer term ideas.
Mind you – holding several of these for the duration was no easy task, but as you recall – I was postioned for “risk off” several days “before” we saw the slide. Now a full 10 days down in SP/ U.S equities.
Where do we go from here?
It’s not looking good for “risk in general” – but of course “these days” markets celebrate when the U.S dodges bullets so….the outcome here “could just as easily” go either way right?
The uncertainty surrounding this shut down / debt ceiling talks etc leading up to Oct 17th is beyond and kind of standard “market analysis”, but I’m leaning towards “the longer this goes on – the worse it’s gonna get”.
How am I positioning?
Nearly 100% cash now, after taking full advantage of all long JPY trades, as well several other “risk off”related trades – I am now eyeing the U.S Dollar for the face ripper.
As we know “nothing moves in a straight line for long” in forex markets – what’s the worse case looking at smaller orders across the board with a “Long USD” theme.
EUR as well GBP looking ripe by the day….as the commods flounder around somewhere in the middle.