2012 – the long term view

There are several tasks that I am finishing up on this weekend in closing out the 2011 year for my trading efforts. Part of this process includes a thorough review of each remaining trade that I am taking with me into 2012, as well as a review of trades that I want to begin building again right out of the gate.

For the purpose of this post, I want to focus on the remaining trades that have a more long-term view (more than 2 months). To further refine this list, here are my short positions in the long-term account going in to 2012:

$GRPNĀ (Groupon Inc.)

$ANGI (Angie’s List Inc.)

$SHLD (Sears Holdings Corp.)

$LNKD (LinkedIn Corp.)

For the Options account, I have closed out the short ETF pairs trades for 2011 and will be putting those on again for 2012. These 2 trades are done each year and have a long-term view.

I will add here that I have one trade within my Swing account that could qualify here in that I have held it longer than 2 months – $VXX January 50 Put that was part of a Bearish Risk Reversal trade that I put on in early October 2011. However, I do look to close this out soon as we move closer to expiration.


2 thoughts on “2012 – the long term view

  1. It is always difficult to find informed individuals on this issue, however you seem like you no doubt know what you are writing about! Cheers

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