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Using Perrigo (PRGO) as a Hedge Short

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September 17, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: PRGO

I've initiated my first short trade in more than a month, not because I think this market is going south anytime soon, but I do believe that there is an opportunity to make a profit off of an obvious overbought market. As a result, I want to protect some of my existing profits without having to sell those longs and in doing so I shorted Perrigo (PRGO) this morning as it is forming a nice bear flag back into resistance from its prior breakdown level. 

My entry price on PRGO is $113.26.

I'm not looking to hit a home run off of of this stock (though I'd gladly welcome it) instead, if I can net 4-5% off of this trade, I will be thrilled. If that can occur over the next 4-5 days I will jump on that immediately and will cover without hesitation. 

Ultimatley this is a buy the dip market and I currently have 5 long positions, but while the market dips (assuming as much) it doesn't hurt anything to profit with a short position as well, without violating the bullish outlook that I have for this market. 

Here's the Perrigo (PRGO) trade setup.

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