Posts

Showing posts from June, 2014

Challenges with Shorting the Yen for the Retail Investor

It’s been almost a year since our write up on Mindspeed, (they did get taken out and the calls were a great return), but with summer coming, we’re going to try to post more frequently.  We’ve been reticent as well because we were still building a position in a certain security, in which we were the only ones buying for months.  We speculate that that we were buying from an investment bank who was hedging their own positions, hence the reason why the opportunity even existed.
A lot of investors today are vocal on being short the yen; however we haven’t come across a single retail investor that has provided a strong way to profit from the widow maker prophecy.  It’s interesting to note because youtube videos and chat rooms have people commenting on gloom scenarios, but why talk the talk if you’re not going to profit from it? Bergdorf’s doesn’t accept street cred. 
For those who may need a background as to why to short the yen in the first place, there are plenty sources online that ca…