Stocks & Commodities V. 30:6 (50): Q&A by Don Bright

Stocks & Commodities V. 30:6 (50): Q&A by Don Bright
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Q&A by Don Bright


I have been watching various exchange traded funds (ETFs) and exchange traded notes (ETNs) during the day and have found that I need to keep them overnight since I’m still bullish, but they did not go my way. I have read from Direxion that leveraged ETFs are made for daytrading only. What are your feelings about standard ETFs and especially ETNs? —RonJMemphis

Good questions, and I can start out by saying “Stop” — stop keeping any of these products overnight until you understand much better how they work. And by the way, because something goes against you is not a reason to keep it overnight. Traders need to find an actual edge in their trading, even their directional trading, especially when keeping overnight. I asked Rob Friesen, my resident expert on pairs and derivates, to chime in on this question. Friesen is a trader/member and has been a manager for Bright Trading for more than 14 years. He also manages for equity pair traders. His reply:

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