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Results W6&7: Up, Down. Repeat.
Making progress one week, reversing it the next.
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Two weeks with similar market action; up - down - up. Making progress one week, reversing it the next
SPX touched 4200 twice in the last two weeks. Will it stay there?
Housing and labor markets in focus this week, after yesterday’s holiday
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A few changes up front, but it’s now stabilizing up top. Keep it up, 5 more weeks left!
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Last week’s performance
The price action of the past two weeks was really interesting. Up-down-up is the most accurate description, and yet, there were ample opportunities to profit from both moves. We did so on the first week (+1.2%), and early on Wed of the second week, but the Thu reversal pushed us out and ended the week negative (-1.4%). We preserved the profits from the options strategies, but our macro positioning (long bonds, gold, and a eurodollar hedge) pushed us into the red for the week.
Regardless, it was a decent prediction in both weeks, and the volatility of our portfolio is contained and fully under control. Still waiting for a stronger weekly trend to jump on and make the bulk of our returns.
This week, a few numbers on the housing and jobs market are coming out, but other than that, we could see a continuation of the trend of the past two weeks. More up&down moves, for sure.
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