Topic Archives: ProShares UltraShort S&P 500 (SDS)

I’ve shut down my position in the UltraShort S&P 500 ETF — the ride was a little too hairy, and it was not a good enough hedge for the larger positions in my portfolio.  And to be honest, though many will (and have) accused me of being too optimistic, I’d rather be looking for long-term […]

I’ve been largely trying to hedge against catastrophic declines by using occasional options trades, usually buying put options (as I mentioned I’ve done with Vostok Nafta — to protect against the general downside in Russia I own puts against the RSX index, and have rolled over those puts to another expiration date, those puts, unfortunately, […]

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