The Trader 

Don’t get caught short

Michael Taylor

Don’t get caught short

Unlike most of the writers and readers of this magazine, who focus on investing, traders think differently. When stocks fall, investors panic. Traders see opportunity. When everyone is panicking, we welcome the volatility. A friend who runs his own hedge fund has had his best week in years, and he mentioned to me the moral dilemma – profiting from times of distress and despair. He is a currency trader, and so in a pair there is always a long and a short.

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