Shorted two lots of XIV shares for short term trade.
Closed one lot of XIV share short right before market close.
Shorted small # of BIDU shares on pop later morning.
Closed the same BIDU shares short right before closing.
Account even, my shorts are not down much.
Bought flight tickets to Turkey mid Oct instead of Thanksgiving week for warmer weather. Hope there are not much restoration activities in Hagia Sophia, and cell phone works well over there in the countryside.