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SKF: Increased Our Position

We recently bought a position the inverse ETF called Ultra Short Financials ProShares, (AMEX:SKF) in a “Bet Against The Banks”. SKF is designed to rise 20% when the Dow Jones US Financials Index falls 10%.

This is a volatile security and has recently endured a significant pullback and, as we are still bearish on the financial sector, in our opinion this is a great time to buy. We are taking advantage of this and have more than doubled our position in SKF at an average price of $103.95. This is just a quick note to let our readers know our position, a more comprehensive write up of the situation will be coming shortly.

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Reader Comments (3)

Only reason I think of is DIVERSIFICATION. Am I right?

March 30, 2008 | Unregistered Commentere pinnacle

e pinnacle,

Diversification was not a major factor in deciding to take this short position on the US financial sector, the main motivation was to make a profit, as it is with any investment for us. We do not buy stocks for diversification, we select specific sectors which we think will be the best performing area of the market at that time.

The chart you have presented quite rightly shows gold outperforming SKF over the past year and that is why we have been invested in gold and the precious metals and gave multiple BUY signals on gold and silver stocks over the summer. We have only recently begun to build this short position on US financials and currently both our BUY signals are showing an average profit of around 10%, which we consider a good return considering we have held the position for little over a month.

Even though we have gone short on the financials this doesn't mean we are any less bullish on the precious metals.

March 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGold Prices

Of course, Bob, we invest to make a profit. I didn't spell it out because it is a given. Thanks for the response.


March 30, 2008 | Unregistered Commentere pinnacle

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