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  • Date: 8/11/19 3:20 AM
  • Number: 289
  • Recommendations: 0
Thanks Paul.

You have a point that my calculations don't include dividends.

What I'm especially appreciating about having the short position is that when the market does fall, the short portfolio generally delivers cash
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  • Date: 8/9/19 12:33 PM
  • Number: 287
  • Recommendations: 1
Having covered the HPE short as advised, I've added a short of PG at around $116.

Currently short CLX, CAG, CBS, VRSN, EFX, PG, XRAY and IPG

Total amount short amounts to 5% of my total assets, but 30% of assets in taxable
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  • Date: 8/2/19 3:05 PM
  • Number: 281
  • Recommendations: 3
I am happy to see that during this week's selloff, my short positions have been delivering cash to my margin account every morning, just when it is useful for covering short puts or adding shares that have declined in price.

Including
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  • Date: 6/6/19 11:50 AM
  • Number: 265
  • Recommendations: 1
With the Market heading higher again, I've taken the chance to add more of the Short Portfolio positions to hedge against future trouble.

I'm now short HPE, CLX, CBS, XRAY, EFX, VRSN, CAG and non-MF rec IPG.

The only
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  • Date: 5/23/19 1:46 PM
  • Number: 264
  • Recommendations: 0
https://finance.yahoo.com/m/3fb116ea-6ad8-349d-8525-3e6205ca...

0.36/share expected
Sales expected to be down from last
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  • Date: 5/13/19 4:16 PM
  • Number: 260
  • Recommendations: 2
Today was a good day to be short.

Much of the net loss on my shorts was wiped out today.

I'm currently short

CAG, HPE, VRSN, CBS, CLX, XRAY as well as IPG, which is not part of the Long Short
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  • Date: 4/29/19 10:25 PM
  • Number: 249
  • Recommendations: 0
Shares were off 5% after hours. Here's a link to the Fool's transcript of the earnings call.

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  • Date: 4/10/19 3:34 PM
  • Number: 232
  • Recommendations: 0

If your broker is like mine (Fidelity), you can't do anything with the funds you realize from shorting. It's held in a "short account" and is updated weekly as the shorts gain or lose in value. So, for instance, if the

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  • Date: 3/26/19 12:12 AM
  • Number: 222
  • Recommendations: 1

Java,

Anything you saw in CLX versus the other consumer staples that makes a better short candidate?

CMFBLSH
no position in CLX


Not really. I shied away from the tech choices at first because I've
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  • Date: 3/7/19 4:16 PM
  • Number: 211
  • Recommendations: 1
I've been selectively adding some of the Shorts recommended here as a hedge on the growthier portion of my portfolio against another sudden drop in the market such as we experienced last fall.

So far I've added CLX, CBS, HPE, WDC
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