Eoin's personal portfolio: short reopened February 2nd 2022
One of the questions subscribers as 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.
We’ve seen significant short-term rebounds among the mega-caps like Apple, Microsoft, and Alphabet. At the other end of the spectrum, bitcoin is easing back again from the psychological $40,000. That’s been a clear barometer of risk-taking behaviour over the last few years and suggests an even narrower breadth reading on the stock market. I opened a short in the March Nasdaq-100 contract on February 2nd at 15,079.4 including spread-bet dealing costs.
I increased my platinum long on August 27th paying $1002 for another position. My existing platinum longs were purchased at $1072 and $885. I remain of the view that precious metals are still cheap and are to be bought on significant dips.
I also continue to hold my silver trading position, initiated at $23.7. I will buy more if the current reaction deepens.
I have been saying for months that I have purchase orders below the market in gold and silver. The first of these was triggered on August 9th. I was filled at $1702.3 including spread-bet dealing costs. My original positions were opened in Q4 2020 at $1879.2 and $1818.6. That reduces by average purchase price to $1800.
I still have additional bids in the market below prevailing prices in gold and silver and will leave them in place to take advantage of any possible additional volatility. These are leveraged trading positions rather than medium to long-term investments.
With baby steps trading one must have high conviction prices will recover and the patience to buy on weakness before eventually being proved right; hopefully.
Among my investments, 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.
My two investment positions in Rolls Royce were purchased at 154.75 and 105p respectively in 2020. I also took up the rights issue which has resulted in an average purchase price of 54.63p. Rolls Royce continues to form a first step above the Type-2 base formation.Back to top