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Strategies & Market Trends
Trading SPY and DIA for Fun & Profit
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With the advent of Dow 30 Diamonds (ticker:DIA) and S&P Depository Receipts (ticker:SPY), individual investors can now participate in short-term trading of the major stock indices.

Adavatages of DIA and SPY from a beginninnng traders perspective include liquidity, low cost, marginable (shortable), and the ability to trade a diversified security. The ability to trade a diversified portfolio of securities (vis-a-vis SPY and DIA) on a short-term basis may not be as "dynamic" as trading an individual stock, option, or commodity, but at least you can sleep at night.

Constructiive comments regarding the successful trading of SPY and DIA, both from a long and short position, are welcome. Technical and fundamental analysis will be necessary, although technical analsysis will likely take precedent given the short-term nature of trading positions.

For a specific discussion of shorting SPY, refer to the following...

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130Rydex also has one. you can trade RYVYX twice a day. www.rydexfunds.comdoniam-3/26/2001
129USPIX allows you to short QQQ without shorting. Inverse QQQ @ 200%. finance.yaJon Khymn-3/25/2001
128Is there an index stock (i.e: QQQ) where if you buy it you are shorting the indevahe-12/14/2000
127Just looking at 1218 EST, SPY is up .77% and XLK up 4.6% - that was my concern wDale Baker-12/1/2000
126Yes, the SPY is less volatile than XLK, thus the 4:1 ratio. My little play is dHoward Clark-12/1/2000
125With tech so oversold and due for a bounce you could be in for a drubbing on youDale Baker-12/1/2000
124Wow, quiet thread. Guess there hasn't been too much fun or profit trading SHoward Clark-11/30/2000
123 Thankyou James. nivLuce Wildebeest-6/23/2000
122 VFINX tracks the S&P 500 , it's no load but cost me a $25 tranfer fee aJames F. Hopkins-6/23/2000
121 Could you recommend a good S&P 500 index fund? Thanks, nivLuce Wildebeest-6/21/2000
120 I traded the DIA once this week ( short ) , but mostly have been working the QJames F. Hopkins-8/8/1999
119 Anyone out there working this stuff? eomed doell-8/8/1999
118 Dan; The Spy is a good tool, it tracks the S&P very close, as most of theseJames F. Hopkins-6/2/1999
117 Jim, I'm a novice at considering SPY and I have a few q's I thought yodmccoach-6/2/1999
116 Vector Vest provides stock analysis of SPY, DIA, and MDY Stephen, Vector Vest Richard Hoffman-4/1/1999
115 Does anyone know of a website that tracks "fair value" of the s&pStephen J. Johandes III-3/25/1999
114 If the Dow has an up day today, the "gaps" such as they were will proDale Baker-3/24/1999
113 The indexes themselves did not have such big gaps. Unfortunately, DIA especialKen Katz-3/24/1999
112 Gaps - both SPY and DIA have large chart gaps back down to 125 and 95 respectivDale Baker-3/22/1999
111 Keven; Sorry but I don't play any kind of index options, and very few on stJames F. Hopkins-3/21/1999
110 ALL - I need your help, please. I know there are put option contracts that can Kevin-3/21/1999
109 Hi Dale; Roger on double the punch, but without margin calls.<g> eom James F. Hopkins-3/16/1999
108 Playing the UOPIX and USPIX also doubles the punch, up or down. I think I willDale Baker-3/16/1999
107 IT might, I'm already short the NDX and sort of wish I wasn't so be carJames F. Hopkins-3/16/1999
106 DIA - has a gap down at 95. DIA has filled all its gaps up until now; since DoDale Baker-3/16/1999
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