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#241

Closed 7149.80. Booked another 10.5 points. Back down to 3 shorts, which is likely to be okay cover.

Edit: typo. Added an obviously missed 7 before 149.80. Cheers.


#242

Short at 7158. Re-added a 4th for added protection against more Parliamentary high drama from tomorrow.


#243

Short at 7184. A 5th re-added for same reasons, though these may take more patience to come home due to UK’s complex politics.


#244

Closed at 7171. Booked 13 points as more volatility seems likely. Back down to 4 shorts.


#245

Closed at 7148. Booked 10 points. Reasons the same.

Back down to 3 shorts & now to sit tight for longer if it continues dropping.


#246

Short at 7157.30. Re-added a 4th for added cover.


#247

Closed at 7147.30. Taken another 10 points. Back down to 3 shorts.


#248

Short at 7160.30. Re-added a 4th, same logic.


#249

Short at 7172.30. Back to 5 shorts hedging 6 longs.


#250

Closed 7158.30. Booked another 14 points.

That’ll probably be it for today, unless we have a strong bounce after-hours allowing for another short. Back down to 4 shorts.


#251

Closed 7147.30. Booked 13 points.

Back down to 3 shorts. I’ll sit tight with them for more points if available.


#252

Short at 7171. Re-added a 4th after a decent bounce, still hedging 6 longs.

A much better balance in view of the daily chaos across Parliament.


#253

Short at 7188.80. Re-added a 5th. Glad to add again the higher it goes.


#254

Short at 7203.30. A 6th add, with parity restored again between shorts & longs.

I may do little more for a while unless profits seen, or we’ve a bigger bounce.


#255

Closed 7186.80. Booked 16.5 points. Down to 5 shorts again.


#256

Short at 7203.80. Re-added a 6th with same logic.

As I need to go out a while, limit order on this short only at 7181.


#257

Short at 7233.80. A 7th add, hedged by 6 longs.

Will now let things unravel until I can either close 1 long, or this short later on.


#258

Short at 7335.50. Added an 8th as I’ve plenty of cover with still 5 longs open.

Though I’d prefer a reversal soon, it’s not urgent to me whichever direction UKX goes from here over shorter-term. My account has plenty of margin to ride out any moves. That’s one lesson well learnt from costly past experience. Margin is always key.


#259

Closed at 7312.80. Booked 22.5+ points. Down to 7 shorts.


#260

Short at 7326.50. Re-added an 8th. Reasons same.