Bob Lang has been a private trader in equity and option markets for several years and manages separate accounts via Aztec Capital LLC. He has managed a $300 million pension and 401(k) plan for a Southern California cooperative. In early 2000, Lang started a hedge fund for private and institutional clients. This fund, Aztec Partners, was a top-performing fund that year relative to its peer group. In 2002, Lang worked with floor traders in the active bond-trading group of Countrywide Capital Markets. In May 2011, Lang launched an options trading service called Explosive Options.
With Friday's selloff we were once again buoyed by our inverse ETF positions as well as those with domestically focused, inelastic business models.
MO, MS, IPG, GRVY and LE all recently were downgraded by TheStreet's Quant Ratings.
TJX has pulled back with retail, creating another buying opportunity.
Recessions are a natural part of a growing economy and sometimes driven by fear as much as anything -- so let's pick apart news of the inverted-yield curve to see what all of last week's hype was about.
It was another tough week on Wall Street, but our inverse ETFs and some domestically focused names outperformed.
HI, DBX, AVT, SSTI and ARNA all recently were downgraded by TheStreet's Quant Ratings.
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