Well, in this market you have to make the money where you can.
Although I am a NFLX long, I am also a trader who is more in love with my profits than I am with the stock.
I do not short though. I buy pull backs and sell the upswings.
When the entire market is sick it is no fun to go after each other with some of the jokes we usually tell.
I remember when we had the recession, it took me longer make my gains, because stocks kept going down and I did not get the bounces that I wanted right away.
Of course patience is the key and I made a mint, but what really upset me during those times is when the shorts were not just happy with a short here and there, but they were cheering for a market melt down. Which is bad for the overall economy.
Why cheer about making money on a short position, when your 401k, IRA, and house value is falling?