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Fades don't come easily these days. We have seen big turns from green to heavy red in a few momentum names this morning, including Splunk (SPLK) , Twitter (TWTR) and FireEye (FEYE) , so a change of character worth noting. But calling tops in anything has been tough. There's no reward for calling a top. Sure you could get a maximum profit, but you will be taking the maximum risk. A day like today, however, should encourage a few more folks to start looking lower.
Admittedly, I did make a similar call with my short in the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) last week, but that was based on a trading pattern rather than trying to call a top. Fortunately, it has worked well, as TLT has retraced from above $119 to the mid $116s, giving me the chance to liquidate 80% of my short position. It should be noted, though, that I did get dinged with the dividend there, so the overall gain was a 20 basis points lower.
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