Never short a stock... Never buy a call or put... Never hedge your bet it kills your profit.
The only thing you should do in the market is buy companies that you have done your DD and believe in. Hold them and add on dips no matter what the market does. Only sell when the reason you first bought has changed in a negative way. Other than that hold on for the ride until you retire.
This is the only way to make money OVER THE LONG TERM. Yes you can make a SCORE doing the other things but in the end over the years you will lose money. I have traded with the best of them over the years and at one time thought I was a gunslinger and could beat the odds. Myself and my peers have amassed wealth beyond imagination by doing exactly what I am telling you. The others are all working for us.
For those of you who think they are winning... the market cannot be beat. It can only be invested in.
Why hedge. After doing DD like you said, add on dips when you can. Buffet is the second richest person. He does not know TA, just FA. The complexity of hedging add complexity to the strategy. The simpler, the better. Not putting all in one basket..
We have all bought and held and made money in the stock market. However there are other ways to profit from the market as well. Keep your eyes open, or better stop trying to influence others who have creative ideas that work.
He is posting his opinion. He has the right to do that. No one can influence stock prices on MBs. If we think that some one can than we have a bigger problem. Analysts can not even influence like they upgraded QIHU to $160. Right?
Just agree to disagree on the strategy. One strategy works for one person may not work for another depends on one's goal.