Eoin's personal portfolio: leveraged positions in commodities closed July 6th 2022
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July 28 2022

Commentary by Eoin Treacy

Eoin's personal portfolio: leveraged positions in commodities closed July 6th 2022

Eoin Treacy's view

One of the questions subscribers ask most often is how to find details of my open trades. To make it easier I will simply repost the latest summary daily until there is a change.

I’ve been feeding static to losing positions in gold, platinum and silver with profits from my trading in cryptos and other positions for the last year. This has been a frustrating exercise, and I am currently more comfortable with short positions than long positions. They are certainly proving to be more profitable.

I remain of the view that gold and the precious metals will rally in spectacular fashion when the Dollar eventually rolls over, but that is not today. I have been holding leveraged gold positions for more than 18 months and they have been in and out of profit on multiple occasions. With commodities now breaking lower the risk of a significant contraction has increased in the near term.

Therefore, I closed my leveraged gold longs today at $1771 against an average purchase price of $1800. I closed my small sliver long, originally purchased at $23.70 at $19.16. These prices include spread-bet dealing cost.

I continue to hold my three platinum positions which were bought at an average purchase price of $986 over the last two years.

I have introduced several leveraged and unleveraged purchase orders in gold futures and GLD below prevailing prices in an effort to enter both trading and investment positions at bargain prices.  

I have been short the Nasdaq-100 since the end of the first quarter. I opened my initial position on March 31st at 15,039, took a partial profit at the end of May and re-shorted it on June 1st at 13,323. On returning from the Chart Seminar, I shorted an additional unit on June 13th at 12,165 including spread-bet dealing costs. That took my average selling price to 13,173.

On June 30th I took another partial profit, buying back half my total position at 11,622. In doing so I bought back the most recent position and continue to hold the other two earlier half size positions. That takes average shorting price up to 14,181.    

I continue to hold my short copper position, opened on June 23rd at 386.49 including spread-bet dealing costs. The chart pattern looks like a completing type-2 top formation.

My original position in the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF was purchased on March 25th 2020 at $20.12. I bought another unit at $35.79 on December 1st 2020. I continue to shop for opportunities in the gold sector.

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