Thursday, February 22, 2007

Today's Trades: EWZ and QID

I sold 700 shares of EWZ at $49.74 (entry at $48.44) for a $910 gain (+2.7%). I originally entered this trade as more of a long term swing trade. However, I didn't trust the gap up this morning, since it wasn't on tremendous volume. If I can enter again at support within the next few days, I will. Otherwise, I'm happy with the gain and will move on.

I bought 600 shares of QID at $49.85. QID is a leveraged ETF, which is basically the same as double shorting the Nasdaq ETF. As you can see from the chart below, QID is extremely oversold and at a key support area. The ETF has generally been kind to those who enter at this point, as shown by the arrows on the chart. As you can surmise, I am not confident that the Nasdaq is going to breakout to new highs. However, if it does, this is still a low risk trade. I will place a stop at about $48.85, ensuring that I lose no more than one point if things go bad on this trade.

BTW, I like the pullback in high end retail stocks such as RL, TIF and COH. I'm still not ready to enter, but will be watching closely over the next few days.

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