Update On A Bear-Proof Portfolio: The Portfolio We Presented Earlier This Week Is Off To A Fast Start

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Bear-Proof Portfolio Update

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As we noted in that post, each trading day, our system analyzes total returns and options market sentiment to estimate potential returns for thousands of stocks and ETFs The ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Natural Gas ETF BOIL, Peabody Energy Corporation BTU, Generac Holdings GNRC, Green Plains, Inc. GPRE, Overstock.com OSTK, and Cassava Sciences, Inc. SAVA were selected because they were among our top names: the ones that had the highest potential returns, net of hedging costs. Our system started with roughly equal dollar amounts of each, and then rounded them down to round lots, to reduce hedging costs. It swept up most of the leftover cash from the rounding-down process into a tightly hedged Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc. CLF position, to further reduce hedging cost.

Here's how the components of that portfolio have performed since. 

The top-performer there was Cassava Sciences, which has a promising  Alzheimer's Disease drug candidate. The other three names up double digits were inflation/commodity plays: the natural gas ETF BOIL, Peabody Energy, and Cleveland-Cliffs. Since that portfolio is scheduled to last six months, so we'll post a final performance for it, including the impact of the hedges, at that point. 

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