Look Who Finished 2008 Ranked #375 of 109,702 on UpDown ~ The Risk Averse Alert

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Look Who Finished 2008 Ranked #375 of 109,702 on UpDown

UpDown.com - a stock trading social networkDid you notice my portfolio's performance on UpDown?

+43.2% in 2008 ... exclusively trading ProShares Ultra ETFs.

Not a bad year, considering I was in cash when the market came unglued in October.

Remember? I exited my Ultra Short positions on September 17th, thinking a certain "Madness of Crowds" was leading the rush into short-term Treasuries. Yeah, good call, Sherlock.

So, what did I learn? The same old lesson! Which is it will happen again ... both the opportunity to quickly turn $500 into $100K, as well as the misses.

Yep, there is nothing new under the sun...

Are you ready for another profitable year?

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