Tuesday, May 26, 2009

You know it makes sense

Sell Macquarie Bank into the rights issue. As of yesterday (25th of May) ASIC kindly allowed the shorting of Australian financials and we saw a healthy drop across most of the majors. I think the trade of the month has to be taking a short position in Macquarie Bank in anticipation of the rights issue which goes live on the 12th of June. Eligible investors will be allowed to purchase up to $15,000 worth of MQG.AX at $26.60 per share and I'm sure at the time of the offer, when Macquarie was trading at $33, most investors who took up the opportunity were doing so with a view to locking in a decent stag profit. MQG is hanging around the $31 level today and I think selling here with a view to buying back on or around the 12th of June at the $27 level is a smart trade.

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