The Average Investor's Blog

A software developer view on the markets

The Weekly Update

Posted by The Average Investor on May 9, 2011

A brutal week for the markets, partially caused by the sharp correction in commodity prices. Or was it the other way around – commodities reacting to the economic indicators? Whether it was just a correction or the burst of an ongoing bubble is still left to be seen. To me it certainly looks like a bubble in precious metals, but the situation is not so clear in the more “tangible” sectors.

The week turned out to be quite ugly too for the new strategies I have been writing about lately. I am still debating how to incorporate them in the blog …

No changes to the current positions though – still long all:

Asset Symbol Position Date In Gain
US REIT VNQ Long 2010-07-23 21.07%
S&P 500 ^GSPC Long 2010-09-30 17.44%
Nasdaq 100 ^NDX Long 2011-03-25 2.88%
Emerging Markets EEM Long 2011-03-25 1.92%
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