I have 26 consecutive profitable trades of 15% or better. How is this possible? Every day there are hundreds of stocks setting new highs, no matter what happens in the overall market. Many of these stocks are still at very reasonable valuations. Afraid of buying stocks at their highs? Think of it this way: a new high is really a future floor for companies with solid financial underpinnings. Quantitative momentum modeling makes it easy to identify stocks that can continue this upward momentum trend. Why does this happen? It's really very simple..ask me about what investors and cows have in common. I am $$$ MR. MARKET $$$. I AM HUGE!!! Bring me your finest meats and cheeses. You can join in on the fun. Register for free and you'll be able to post messages on this forum and also receive emails when $$$ MR. MARKET $$$ makes his own trades. ($$$MR. MARKET$$$ is a proprietary investor and does not provide individual financial advice. The stocks mentioned on this forum do not represent individual buy or sell recommendations and should not be viewed as such. Individual investors should consider speaking with a professional investment adviser before making any investment decisions.)
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2008

    Default why don't people short more?

    I've heard that 3/4 stocks follow the market direction. so if 3/4 stocks go up during bull markets, then 3/4 stocks go down in bear markets. Wouldn't it be more prudent to short rather than go long on stocks right now?

  2. #2


    If you knew what direction the market was going, you wouldn't even need to look at stocks. You could just short the index and go to sleep.

    My personal feeling is that markets are predisposed to create value. Companies operate to make profits. The more money they make, the greater the value created and the higher the stock price.

    Since stocks, in the long run, are biased to go up, then it makes more sense to be long than short - in the long run.

    But then again, in the long run we are all dead.

    I am HUGE! Bring me your finest meats and cheeses.

    - $$$MR. MARKET$$$

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. VDSI ==> The ALCS Winner!
    By mrmarket in forum Discussion
    Replies: 56
    Last Post: 05-24-2008, 09:45 PM
  2. What's a good broker for finding shares to short?
    By mystiky in forum Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-24-2006, 09:02 AM
  3. Proper formula to calculate gain on a short trade?
    By Lyehopper in forum Discussion
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 05-12-2006, 05:04 PM
  4. Easy Way To Short Pre Metals and Real Estate
    By Peter Hansen in forum Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-07-2005, 10:15 AM
  5. NYSE new rule for cash accounts
    By bon46 in forum Discussion
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 02-19-2004, 09:31 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Do you like this site?

Go to the homepage of
$$$ MR. MARKET $$$