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#201

Closed at 7155. Booked a very quick 15.5+ points as I’d rather take gains during extreme volatility.

Will re-add shorts on any decent rise, though I have to go out soon so maybe much later.


#202

Short at 7169.30. Re-added a 4th; reasons the same.

Limit order on this at 7138 just for today. No too bothered if it doesn’t trigger, but will post later if it does.


#203

Closed 7155.30. Booked 14 points. Reasons may be obvious enough: Sterling strength & low volume after-hours volatility. In context, UKX closed 7186+ at end of regular market hours.


#204

Short at 7170. Reasons same. Back up to 4 shorts.


#205

Short at 7202.80. A 5th add for same reasons. Would be glad to add twice more higher up.


#206

Closed at 7190.80. Booked 12 points due to growing uncertainty over Brexit. Back down to 4 shorts.


#207

Short at 7205. Re-added a 5th. Logic as before.


#208

Short at 7242. A 6th short; reasons the same. Parity restored between UKX shorts & longs.


#209

Closed 7221.30. Booked 20.5+ points as next major move seems less certain. Back down to 5 shorts.

Trickier than usual markets today with both Sterling & many UK-centric stocks flying due to Brexit Deal optimism. It could be short-lived though? Impossible to be sure.


#210

Short at 7232.30. Logic as before. Back to parity between shorts & longs.


#211

Closed 7218.70. Booked another 13.5+ points with minutes left.

That’s dedication of sorts & position closed for reasons as before. Huge macro uncertainty ahead! Down to 5 shorts again.


#212

Short at 7225.30. Re-added a 6th short to restore parity with longs. Reasons the same.


#213

Closed 7211. Booked 14+ points due to ongoing uncertainty & anticipated greater volatility.

Back down to 5 shorts.


#214

Closed at 7185. Booked 20 points & now down to 4 UKX shorts. Reasons the same.


#215

Short at 7210. Re-added a 5th.

Sterling strength increasing on Brexit optimism, but I think UKX retreats again later due to other uncertainties, namely a likely early GE that may go either way.


#216

Closed at 7194. Booked 16 points. Markets going through periods of slower moving, tighter ranges. Maybe the calm before the storm? Back down to 4 shorts.


#217

Short at 7200.30. Re-added a 5th for same reasons.


#218

Closed 7186.50. Booked 13.5+ points. They all count. Back down to 4 shorts again.


#219

Short at 7201. Back in with a 5th add, same logic.


#220

Closed 7186. Booked 15 points. Back down to 4 shorts. So it goes.