On board the train heading out of a cold NYC. Had a super cool day at the Oktay Technologies SDN conference. They had an A-list line up of speakers with the CEO of Arista, Martin Casado of Nicira/VMware and others. I presented yesterday’s blog post in PPT format. That is enough networking for the day.
I made some tweaks in the portfolio this morning. I went long a bunch of equites just after Thanksgiving: AMT, VMW, CTXS, GOOG, LNKD, CCI, GLD with some shorts sprinkled in too. Any time CNBC puts a countdown timer on the screen, I take the opposite side of that trade. I still have all the positions from late November with the exception of CCI. I closed out Crown Castle today for a 300 bps gain. Overall the portfolio is up a little over 700 bps in January. The gold position is sucking, but I am keeping it as a hedge. I want to put more capital to work but I have not figured out where to put it yet.
BTW…I liesten to all kinds of music, but right now I think the Zac Brown is just awesome. I trying to lengthen my attention with yoga and meditation and I find all sorts of thematic support in the music from the ZBB. Dinner and concert!