Short Financials XLF versus Long Utilties XLU
This spread will likely close and provide an excellent profit opportunity for long/short traders who specialize in arbitraging the difference in various sectors.
Whenever one market keeps its momentum long past the time a related market loses its momentum and succumbs to selling pressure, once the following market breaks, it often catches up quickly.
Note the XLF up in the stratosphere while the XLU is down in the ground. Although the components of the XLF are vastly different from inception, they still represent a vast cross section (even Berkshire Hathaway has a decent position in XLF ) of financial firms.
Risk 3% and target a 10% gain over the next 30 days. Risk is defined as the loss on holding equal dollar positions long and short. If you have $10,000 in long positions, 3% of $10,000 is $300. Target return is $1000 per $10,000 on one side of the market.
Tim 12:04AM Wednesday EST, June 5, 2013