Firstly apologies that I have not been able to post for a week or so I had some computer problems and I was travelling so was not able to get any posts out.Well yesterday was a real shake out.Today there seems to be some buying on weakness, I am glad I bought some SPY Puts a little while back as they softened some of the downside-I still was down around 3.5 % yesterday though.
I am not convinced we have seen the last of the selling and yesterday was a timely reminder of what can happen when everyone rushes for the exits at once.I am waiting to see where the Market closes and also what the voulume is like today, if we are up but volume is weak then I think we are in for some more selling sooner rather than later.
Some selling was long overdue, it would have been nice if it had not all happened at once though !! I took the opportunity to lighten up on some positions today so that I have some cash to take advantage of any opportunties but also to take profits or to reduce my exposure to some of the more High Beta stocks which will move a lot if the market sells off again.
I sold the following from my Pension Portfolio and My ISA
Linear Technology- LLTC sold for an annualised 6.38% Loss
Realty Ome Exchange -O sold for an annualised 24% Gain
Level 3 Comms LVLT-Sold for an annualised 26.5% Gain.
I would be extremely cautious about adding any positions at the moment I think we need to take some time to see what transpires in the next couple of weeks before we decide our next moves.
Sometimes the smart trade is to do nothing !!
For those of you old enough to remember the TV series Hill Street Blues -
" Lets be careful out there "
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