Sunday, February 10, 2013


I made two purchases in the last month that have been significant.  First, my old used car that was wonderful and cool, simply died.  I am a huge believer in buying a used car and driving it to death.  In the past, I've ridden cars till they were 11 or 12 years old and I could see the writing on the wall, and then I sold them.  In this case, with little warning, the transmission of my car simply went to transmission heaven.

The only complaint I ever had about my old Acura was that it didn't get good gas mileage since it had a nice 6 cylinder with some power.  With a crippled transmission, I went to work looking for a new car and quickly found a good deal on a used.....white Acura.  Several days after the purchase, I needed to go out of town and was simply shocked to note the difference in gas mileage that my new car received.  I noticed that I got about 28 miles to the gallon on this new car, way better than the 14 or 15 I normally got in the old one!  Wow!

So why would I take time to talk about this here in the blog?  Simply that my second purchase in early January was an old favorite, UGA (Gasoline).  The purchase also has been a good one and it seems as though there is no stopping the etf.

Take a look at the chart; -

It looks like UGA has room to run, and the seasonal trend is also with us on this trade since many refiners shut down during this time.  If there is a classic trade to buy in January and sell in May, this is usually one that falls into that nice pattern.   


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