No matter what the strategy, buy, sell short, spreads, hold stock sell call and whatever. Nothing can work. The expenses are tremendous and can't be overcome. Some strategies while limiting gains may trigger catastrophic losses (hold stock sell call, short selling). The premiums are killers when buying. The whole thing is a delusion. Like trading is. So sad.
You can't win. Period. Ever. Once the traders move in there is no way the stops won't be hit. This is why I predicted a pause when this was at 7.
When a hedge fund does anything don't join them. Einhorn wrote a big report on how the Greek situation is improving. The only way for things to get better is forced selling by these guys when the margin calls come./
The greatest harm an investor can do is make decisions. Once you buy you do nothing. If it goes down which it always does too bad. If it goes to zero so be it. Price rising means no action. Only when the good times come can you make another decision. To sell here and there. I have been selling my airlines a bit at a time since the drop in oil means much higher profits. Same with cruise lines which will benefit from this plus travel to Cuba very soon. These sectors were good for getting in a few years ago because the economy was dead and people had no money. Buffet famously said that nobody ever made money on airlines so that was bullish. Oil prices were high then which crimped profits. But BBRY is nowhere near as popular and so there is nothing to do. It was bought during the bad times. Too soon. But averaging down helped. We need I think some more price declines to get more traders to lose. Its healthy. The stock should not be bought though since its too far away from the bottom.
It is not rigged. Its just that a rising stock on good news will naturally crash and burn. Sometimes it takes a long time and sometimes it happens quickly. The market is not there for a quick buck (trading).