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Beat Down

by Mark Dow
July 13, 2009

I have a couple of themes on which I wanted to post, but they will most likely have to wait for later. The market, in the words of the E*Trade commercial, is issuing me a bit of a beat down today, and I have to focus on a little risk management. C’est la vie….


  • Posted by q

    do you have to risk manage as much on up days as on down days?

  • Posted by Mark Dow

    Yes. But you are on to something if you are suggesting one shouldn’t treat up markets and down markets symmetrically. I will soon be writing a quick piece on a couple basic principles of risk management.