October 22, 2009

Shorting Financials

I'm shorting financials over night. I'm long FAZ at 19.85. I had thought about shorting as soon as they filled the gap about two days ago but it didn't seem safe enough then. Financial stocks look like toast here. We've got a bear trap. A really ugly bear trap. A break of support and a shooting star here as it looks like everybody hit the panic sell button or either program trades triggered. When it cracked that support around 15.00s there was a pretty big move and no flag. That's why I feel pretty good holding overnight. I'm not trying to get much more out of it. I should be selling tomorrow if there is anymore weakness. The maximum potential downside for XLF is 14ish though. I like this set-up.

full disclosure:long FAZ