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#282

Short at 7396.30. Re-added a 9th as I think much more downside likely later. This despite tonight’s 6+ pts UKX dividends.


#283

Closed at 7385.80. Booked another 10.5 points, mindful of UKX dividend tonight. Down to 8 shorts again.


#284

Short at 7425. Re-added a 9th, hedged by 5 longs.

Markets flying on new US-China trade deal, but little changes fundamentally for UK once bullish sentiment dies down.

Edit: Not yet a “new” deal, merely sources from China suggesting they may reduce tariffs. Something still to be confirmed by the US.


#285

Closed 7407.80 Booked 17+ points. It’ll have to do as I need to leave my desk a brief spell. Shorts back down to 8.


#286

Short at 7422. A 9th re-added, same logic as earlier today.


#287

Closed 7411.80. Booked 10+ points.

Being more cautious with taking less gains, but more often. Just in case it consolidates at a higher level. Back down to 8 shorts.


#288

Closed 7277.30. Booked 23 points.

Glad to reduce my shorts to 7 v same number of longs for now as there’s a significant UKX dividend of nearly 16 points this week.


#289

Short at 7305.80. Re-added an 8th a few points lower than my lowest UKX long.


#290

Short at 7354. Re-added a 9th. I still think there’ll be plenty of twists & turns ahead. These hedged by 6 longs.


#291

Closed at 7332.50. Booked 21.5 points. Shorts reduced to 8.


#292

Short at 7351.80. Re-added a 9th with same considerations.


#293

Closed 7344. Booked 7.5+ points. Shorts reduced to 8, now hedged by 7 longs.

Slightly better parity in view of still huge uncertainty ahead & the amount of UKX dividends this week.


#294

Closed at 7293.30. Booked 12.5 points. Shorts now reduced to 7. No doubt fairly brief parity with UKX longs, also at 7.


#295

Short at 7300.30. Re-added an 8th versus 7 longs. I want to keep my short bias for a while yet.


#296

Closed at 7275.30. Booked a useful 25 points. Shorts down to 7.


#297

Short at 7301. Re-added an 8th short as I want to keep a slight short bias going into next week.


#298

Short at 7332.50. Re-added a 9th for more anticipated reversals later.


#299

Closed at 7305.30. Booked 27+ points. Still hold 8 shorts & maintain a slight bias to the short side.


#300

Short at 7327.30. Re-added a 9th.

Sterling up again, but who knows how that’ll effect UKX in the shorter-term as US markets strong again? But I’ve plenty of cover with still 7 longs.


#301

Closed at 7316.30. Booked 11 points. Back down to 8 shorts. Parity restored between longs & shorts for a while.

Another very volatile day & one really has to trade both ways in the circumstances.