Prepare for the Bear

Published on
4 September, 2018
Trading, Equities, Global Outlook
15 minutes
Asset class

Prepare for the Bear

Featuring Thomas Thornton

Thomas Thornton, founder of Hedge Fund Telemetry, reveals the five market themes he sees driving equities lower in the near-term. He highlights three ways to trade a market fallout, and explains why his long-term bearish thesis will finally start to unfold in this interview with Justine Underhill. Filmed on August 30, 2018.

Published on
4 September, 2018
Trading, Equities, Global Outlook
15 minutes
Asset class


  • CT

    Christopher T.

    9 9 2018 17:01

    1       1

    I vividly recall him going on the record claiming that the market made its highs for the year in January, despite the overwhelming weight of the evidence pointing to the contrary. Tommy has been bearish for a long time, and his trade idea P/L reflects his bias. A great way to lose money is by shorting uptrends, market all time highs is not bearish!

  • CS

    Christopher S.

    6 9 2018 10:44

    0       0

    If you want to short short the crappy stocks like Tesla, Facebook, Alibaba...why try and top pick on whole index or short the good stocks like Amazon or Google?

  • PD

    Peter D.

    5 9 2018 10:22

    10       0

    Two thumbs up for Justine!
    She is really growing into the RV interviewer role and she provides a great anchor amidst all these new faces; many of which a lot of us are seeing for the first ti

  • AC

    Andrew C.

    5 9 2018 03:23

    1       0

    Thomas, 10-to-1 is very interesting; however I am after clarification on the timing, too. Is it a calm before the storm of November elections? Might the November spreads be better, even though the payoff is lower at 7 - to - 1 on the SPY?

  • JB

    James B.

    4 9 2018 18:59

    3       0

    Doesn't he mean QQQ OCT 175/160 Put spread?

  • MC

    Minum C.

    4 9 2018 18:17

    5       2

    Tom's service is well worth the price.

  • NG

    Nick G.

    4 9 2018 16:49

    6       0

    Oh, s**t. He agrees with my analysis completely. We must both be wrong :(

  • AL

    Andrew L.

    4 9 2018 11:15

    13       0

    Inch your way in for sure. Betting on a change in direction in this market is very hard to get right but a 10 to 1 payout is nice. The catalysts are not convincing me right now is the time. Of course August is a dead-zone in market activity as everyone is on vacation so Sept is when we expect to see meaningful movements as managers come back and reposition after doing some reading on the beach. The thinning of the attribution of index gains to a few mega-stocks is a very solid insight. Id like to see a chart of this metric going back a few decades, could be telling.