The “Double-Down” Principle

July 15, 2013 | Posted in VixTricks Portfolio | By

The double-down principle is very much inline continuation of the topics I have covered earlier. Quite often, market and individual events will result in security prices moving against your expectations, producing (unrealized) losses on said positions and forcing you to question correctness of your analysis and decision to engage. It is at this point that keeping cool ... (excerpt)

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Technicals and Fundamentals

July 13, 2013 | Posted in VixTricks Portfolio | By

You certainly have by now learned or at least heard of fundamental and technical market analysis schools, their individual foundations and key concepts. The two are vastly on the opposite sites of the spectrum, and neither one can be considered a blueprint for market trading. After all, if that was the case, you would expect that school of thought to ... (excerpt)

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Short Positions Explained

July 12, 2013 | Posted in VixTricks Portfolio | By

As mentioned numerous times, shorting stocks is highly risky and dangerous activity, mostly due to the fact of unlimited loss potential associated with boundless price appreciation potential. Further yet, shorting stocks means "borrowing" the shares and makes you often liable for at least (a) borrowing interest as well as (b) dividend payouts when applicable. Also ... (excerpt)

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July 8, 2013 | Posted in VixTricks Portfolio | By

The thesis behind our portfolio construction relies vastly on long term fund allocation, complemented by short-term bullish and bearish trades to take advantage of near term market volatility. VixTricks portfolio is not daily traded - we do not encourage or specialize in speculative engagements based solely on technical market movements. With this disclosure in mind, ... (excerpt)

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