Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Kimberly Clark (KMB) Wolfe wave

Kimberly Clark (KMB) is a swing trade I've been holding since the August lows but now it seems to be getting ahead of itself. Here is the exit strategy and even a short set-up if the market swoons. Wolfe waves are elegant when they work and this one is a classic set up.

My cost basis is 65.29 and I set my sell-stop on the long position at 70.50 (white trend line). The short set-up is good only for the next few trading sessions on this test of top. If KMB drops below the red trend line then I'll enter a short with a target at the green line or Oct 23rd, whichever comes first. There's a chance that KMB takes off to the upside in which case I'll ride it. If it pulls back it may just trade in a range between the white and red lines in which case I won't have a position. This strategy takes patience but feels great when it works...ie, a fun vanity trade.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Is sentiment too high for gold?

Marc Faber has been bullish on gold for a long time and I've followed him into GLD as well, but now he's calling for gold to hit $10,000. Sentiment is as high as ever now. The inflation adjusted high form the 1970's is $2200.

One aside on this video, as pessimistic as Faber has been on the world economy (and history as proven him correct), he says that he is "not a heavy short-seller" and states his wealth is divided in equal quarters of 1) stocks, 2) gold/silver, 3) real estate and 4) cash. Not bad advice, although I think it's time to take some gold and US Treasuries off the table.. the risk-off trade is getting overdone.