UPDATE: in last 10 days, gains of well over 10%

On 9/24 (18 days ago), I wrote (in  a private email):

“…My current ratio of concentration on precious metals markets over stock markets (in terms of funds allocated) is about 25:1 right  this minute…. I have dozens of times as much funds in position for a longer-term rebound in metals pricing (relative to my slight bias toward a temporary, sharp rise in stock prices). I am comfortable holding those positions through the weekend or longer.”

Stocks did move sharply since then (first a bit down, then rising several percent). However, the much bigger move was indeed in the precious metals, especially silver. Note below the actual moves in that market in the last 2 weeks as well as my actual gains. (The full actual trade data is below the graphic.)

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What is shown above in the top chart are prices for the fund named “SLV” (which is not the exact “spot price” of silver, but does mirror the movement of prices for physical silver). Most of the trades below feature those letters “SLV.” The next most common symbol is “GLD” (for gold). I also made several trades last week based on stock markets (using “VIX”) and a couple this week based on TBT (an index for the US treasury bond market).

up arrowDate Activity Quantity Description Symbol or CUSIP Price Amount Type
10/09/2015 Sold -14 SOLD TO CLOSE $1.25 $1,744.89 Margin
10/09/2015 Sold -100 SOLD SLV $15.1210 $1,508.88 Margin
10/09/2015 Sold -400 SOLD SLV $15.1210 $6,047.56 Margin
10/09/2015 Bought 1,200 BOUGHT SLV $15.0399 -$18,050.88 Margin
10/09/2015 Sold -1,200 SOLD SLV $15.0601 $18,066.64 Margin
10/09/2015 Bought 200 BOUGHT SLV $15.08 -$3,019.00 Margin
10/09/2015 Bought 688 BOUGHT SLV $15.08 -$10,375.04 Margin
10/09/2015 Sold -888 SOLD SLV $15.14 $13,439.48 Margin
10/09/2015 Bought 600 BOUGHT SLV $15.12 -$9,075.00 Margin
10/09/2015 Bought 399 BOUGHT SLV $15.14 -$6,040.86 Margin
10/09/2015 Sold -999 SOLD SLV $15.15 $15,129.78 Margin
10/09/2015 Bought 300 BOUGHT SLV $15.1480 -$4,547.40 Margin
10/09/2015 Bought 34 BOUGHT SLV $15.1490 -$515.07 Margin
10/09/2015 Bought 665 BOUGHT SLV $15.1480 -$10,073.42 Margin
10/09/2015 Bought 801 BOUGHT SLV $15.1399 -$12,130.06 Margin
10/09/2015 Sold -300 SOLD SLV $15.11 $4,529.37 Margin
10/09/2015 Sold -301 SOLD SLV $15.11 $4,547.49 Margin
10/09/2015 Bought 3 BOUGHT TO OPEN $0.28 -$87.45 Margin
10/09/2015 Bought 3 BOUGHT TO OPEN $0.47 -$144.45 Margin
10/08/2015 Bought 900 ISHARES SILVER TRUST SLV $15.00 -$13,503.00 Margin
10/08/2015 Bought 1,200 ISHARES SILVER TRUST SLV $15.00 -$18,003.00 Margin
10/08/2015 Bought 1,600 ISHARES SILVER TRUST SLV $15.0697 -$24,114.54 Margin
10/08/2015 Bought 1,800 ISHARES SILVER TRUST SLV $14.9688 -$26,946.80 Margin
10/08/2015 Bought 2,000 ISHARES SILVER TRUST SLV $14.91 -$29,823.00 Margin
10/08/2015 Sold -2,200 ISHARES SILVER TRUST SLV $14.93 $32,842.39 Margin
10/08/2015 Sold -2,000 ISHARES SILVER TRUST SLV $14.9708 $29,938.14 Margin
10/08/2015 Sold -1,600 ISHARES SILVER TRUST SLV $14.94 $23,900.56 Margin
10/08/2015 Sold -1,200 ISHARES SILVER TRUST SLV $15.0510 $18,057.86 Margin
10/08/2015 Bought 300 PROSHARES ULTRASHORT
20+ YRS TREASURY 2X ETF
TBT $43.96 -$13,191.00 Short
10/08/2015 Bought 333 PROSHARES ULTRASHORT
20+ YRS TREASURY 2X ETF
TBT $43.7899 -$14,585.04 Short
10/08/2015 Sold -333 PROSHARES ULTRASHORT
20+ YRS TREASURY 2X ETF
TBT $43.51 $14,485.56 Short
10/08/2015 Sold -300 PROSHARES ULTRASHORT
20+ YRS TREASURY 2X ETF
TBT $43.7301 $13,115.78 Short
10/07/2015 Bought 120 SPDR GOLD TRUST
GOLD SHARES
GLD $110.0999 -$13,214.99 Margin
10/07/2015 Sold -120 SPDR GOLD TRUST
GOLD SHARES
GLD $109.73 $13,164.35 Margin
10/07/2015 Sold -3 PUT BARCLAYS IPATH S&P
$24 EXP 10/16/15
500 VIX SHORT TERM
$2.03 $604.86 Margin
10/07/2015 Sold -3 CALL ISHARES BARCLY 20+
$121 EXP 10/16/15
YR TREAS INDEX
$2.04 $608.40 Margin
10/07/2015 Bought 11 CALL SPDR GOLD TRUST
$110 EXP 10/16/15
$1.15 -$1,270.12 Margin
10/07/2015 Bought 11 CALL SPDR GOLD TRUST
$110 EXP 10/16/15
$0.98 -$1,083.12 Margin
10/07/2015 Sold -14 CALL SPDR GOLD TRUST
$110 EXP 10/16/15
$0.90 $1,254.27 Margin
10/07/2015 Sold -8 CALL SPDR GOLD TRUST
$110 EXP 10/16/15
$0.93 $739.44 Margin
10/07/2015 Bought 21 CALL SPDR GOLD TRUST
$110 EXP 11/20/15
$2.29 -$4,816.05 Margin
10/07/2015 Sold -21 CALL SPDR GOLD TRUST
$110 EXP 11/20/15
$2.37 $4,969.85 Margin
10/07/2015 Bought 3 PUT BARCLAYS IPATH S&P
$23 EXP 10/09/15
500 VIX SHORT TERM
$0.60 -$184.12 Margin
10/07/2015 Bought 5 PUT BARCLAYS IPATH S&P
$23 EXP 10/09/15
500 VIX SHORT TERM
$0.66 -$334.86 Margin
10/07/2015 Sold -8 PUT BARCLAYS IPATH S&P
$23 EXP 10/09/15
500 VIX SHORT TERM
$0.82 $650.00 Margin
10/06/2015 Bought 144 SPDR GOLD TRUST
GOLD SHARES
GLD $109.9165 -$15,830.98 Margin
10/06/2015 Sold -144 SPDR GOLD TRUST
GOLD SHARES
GLD $110.0601 $15,845.35 Margin
10/06/2015 Bought 6 PUT BARCLAYS IPATH S&P
$24 EXP 10/16/15
500 VIX SHORT TERM
$1.82 -$1,097.24 Margin
10/06/2015 Bought 6 PUT BARCLAYS IPATH S&P
$24 EXP 10/16/15
500 VIX SHORT TERM
$1.8383 -$1,108.24 Margin
10/06/2015 Sold -9 PUT BARCLAYS IPATH S&P
$24 EXP 10/16/15
500 VIX SHORT TERM
$1.88 $1,685.61 Margin
10/06/2015 Bought 3 CALL ISHARES BARCLY 20+
$121 EXP 10/16/15
YR TREAS INDEX
$2.69 -$810.58 Margin
10/06/2015 Bought 7 CALL SPDR GOLD TRUST
$110 EXP 10/16/15
$1.12 -$788.35 Margin
10/06/2015 Bought 7 CALL SPDR GOLD TRUST
$110 EXP 10/16/15
$1.07 -$753.35 Margin
10/06/2015 Bought 9 CALL SPDR GOLD TRUST
$110 EXP 11/20/15
$2.36 -$2,128.73 Margin
10/06/2015 Sold -10 CALL SPDR GOLD TRUST
$110 EXP 11/20/15
$2.29 $2,285.02 Margin
10/06/2015 Sold -9 CALL SPDR GOLD TRUST
$110 EXP 11/20/15
$2.40 $2,155.23 Margin
10/06/2015 Bought 5 PUT BARCLAYS IPATH S&P
$23 EXP 10/09/15
500 VIX SHORT TERM
$1.02 -$514.86 Margin
10/06/2015 Sold -8 PUT BARCLAYS IPATH S&P
$23 EXP 10/09/15
500 VIX SHORT TERM
$1.1212 $891.00 Margin
10/05/2015 Sold -1,100 ISHARES SILVER TRUST SLV $14.89 $16,375.69 Margin
10/05/2015 Bought 111 SPDR GOLD TRUST
GOLD SHARES
GLD $109.12 -$12,115.32 Margin
10/05/2015 Bought 111 SPDR GOLD TRUST
GOLD SHARES
GLD $108.8782 -$12,088.48 Margin
10/05/2015 Sold -222 SPDR GOLD TRUST
GOLD SHARES
GLD $108.7701 $24,143.51 Margin
10/05/2015 Sold -1 PUT BARCLAYS IPATH S&P
$27 EXP 10/16/15
500 VIX SHORT TERM
$4.10 $406.62 Margin
10/05/2015 Sold -22 CALL ISHARES SILVER TR
$14 EXP 10/16/15
$0.95 $2,082.72 Margin
10/05/2015 Bought 4 CALL SPDR GOLD TRUST
$110 EXP 11/20/15
$1.82 -$731.77 Margin
10/05/2015 Bought 6 CALL SPDR GOLD TRUST
$110 EXP 11/20/15
$1.95 -$1,174.16 Margin
10/05/2015 Bought 4 PUT BARCLAYS IPATH S&P
$24 EXP 10/09/15
500 VIX SHORT TERM
$1.23 -$496.49 Margin
10/05/2015 Sold -4 PUT BARCLAYS IPATH S&P
$24 EXP 10/09/15
500 VIX SHORT TERM
$1.50 $595.49 Margin
10/05/2015 Bought 3 PUT BARCLAYS IPATH S&P
$23 EXP 10/09/15
500 VIX SHORT TERM
$0.97 -$295.12 Margin
10/05/2015 Bought 5 PUT BARCLAYS IPATH S&P
$23 EXP 10/09/15
500 VIX SHORT TERM
$0.82 -$414.86 Margin
10/05/2015 Sold -5 PUT BARCLAYS IPATH S&P
$23 EXP 10/09/15
500 VIX SHORT TERM
$0.88 $435.13 Margin
10/02/2015 Sold -22 CALL ISHARES SILVER TR
$14 EXP 10/16/15
$0.60 $1,312.73 Margin
09/29/2015 Margin Interest INTEREST 08/28 – 09/28
27 DAY AVG BAL 6,318
AVG RATE 5.000%
-$23.69 Margin
09/28/2015 Bought 1,100 ISHARES SILVER TRUST SLV $13.91 -$15,304.00 Margin
09/28/2015 Sold -200 SPDR GOLD TRUST
GOLD SHARES
GLD $108.64 $21,724.60 Margin
09/28/2015 Bought 3 PUT BARCLAYS IPATH S&P
$25 EXP 10/16/15
500 VIX SHORT TERM
$1.51 -$457.12 Margin
09/28/2015 Bought 4 PUT BARCLAYS IPATH S&P
$25 EXP 10/16/15
500 VIX SHORT TERM
$1.71 -$688.49 Margin
09/28/2015 Sold -4 PUT BARCLAYS IPATH S&P
$25 EXP 10/16/15
500 VIX SHORT TERM
$1.52 $603.49 Margin
09/28/2015 Sold -3 PUT BARCLAYS IPATH S&P
$25 EXP 10/16/15
500 VIX SHORT TERM
$1.31 $388.87 Margin
09/28/2015 Sold -2 PUT BARCLAYS IPATH S&P
$25 EXP 10/16/15
500 VIX SHORT TERM
$1.61 $318.24 Margin
09/28/2015 Bought 4 PUT BARCLAYS IPATH S&P
$27 EXP 10/16/15
500 VIX SHORT TERM
$2.43 -$976.49 Margin
09/28/2015 Sold -3 PUT BARCLAYS IPATH S&P
$27 EXP 10/16/15
500 VIX SHORT TERM
$2.62 $781.86 Margin
09/28/2015 Bought 22 CALL ISHARES SILVER TR
$14 EXP 10/16/15
$0.33 -$733.24 Margin
09/28/2015 Bought 22 CALL ISHARES SILVER TR
$14 EXP 10/16/15
$0.31 -$689.24 Margin
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