I have a bunch of long positions on in my account. I'm as lean as I can be though with about 50% in cash. I am short XRT Retail with EMTY but other than that I have about 15 to 17 long positions. More than I would like to have but if the setups and opportunity are there I take them. I just put a buy stop order to snag SPY short with the 3X ETF SPXS if SPY actually tanks tomorrow. If I traded options I would be looking for some additional protection. The more the markets quickly go straight up the more likely they are to come down just as fast or faster. When the complacency becomes standard mild to severe crashes can happen. I feel like we are due another algo driven flash crash. Maybe it will be 10% higher in the S&P but it seems inevitable. Corrections are healthy. There is nothing wrong with them and no reason to not be prepared.
I've been brainstorming what individual companies I would like to buy for the long-term the next time a major correction or bear market comes. I'll do another blog post on this soon.
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