How To Sell The S&P 500 Short


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You don’t sell breakouts on the downside. Bear markets are different animals from bull markets. You enter the market short when the price rallies to the trend line and reverses.


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  • Jdbrown371

    This is by far the most interesting little note I’ve read in a long time. Would that include other commodities or asset classes? Is there some book on trading which highlights this concept or is it part or your experience?

  • Anonymous

    My experience.

  • Manuelbravochico

    Id thnk we wait for a rally to get short sp, if that’s your bias.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks. That’s what I said in the blog post.

  • Manuelbravochico

    Yes, I had more text but typing on Ipad can be difficult…..I assume it was deleted.

  • Anonymous

    Nope, I approved what came through. I didn’t edit your comment.

  • Sammco89

    very interesting, i have never heard of this before. Is this primarily because of the hopeful rebounds that occur in bear markets?

  • Anonymous

    Could be a lot of things. And I don’t think I can name them all. For one,
    short selling is still a misunderstood practice even among commodity
    traders…some of who are long-only traders. Two, if you happen to find
    yourself selling a breakout to the downside that’s particularly volatile,
    you might get caught up in a snapback rally. This appears to be especially
    true in many of the bull markets we have in commodities right now.