August 09, 2007 at 10:35 am | | Comments 1

A Market for Spectating, Not Speculating

Boy, is this market crazy or what?

Just since yesterday afternoon, we’ve seen a huge rally, sharp selloff, steep bounce into the closing bell, giant gap down and an immediate big bounce. Stocks are literally all over the map!

It’s quite a show, and I’ll venture to say that most traders are better served spectating in this market than speculating. If you’re not nimble, it’s incredibly easy to get burned, because just like springtime weather, it can change quickly out of nowhere.

Stay careful out there, and don’t be shy about protecting that capital while these violent swings play out. We covered our lone overnight position in ESI this morning for a nice gain on the short side, but at the moment we’re sitting in cash at It has served us very well to stay cautious in recent weeks, but once things smooth out a bit we should see much better conditions for more aggressive trading. While you wait, enjoy your front row seat to the show and don’t succumb to the urge to overtrade this market!

Jeff White
President, The Stock Bandit, Inc.
Swing Trading & Day Trading Service

[tags]Stock Market, Day Trading, Stock Trading, Investing, Swing Trading[/tags]

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  1. Still very volatile. I’ll be glad when it settles down, but I think we have at least another month to go. In the meantime, I’m short homebuilders and financials ETF’s.

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