Cephalopod Index Composition

by Johnny Debacle

Full Disclosure: As required by SAAP and the SEC, we will periodically release the 10 largest positions in our proprietary Cephalopod Index.

Top 10 Holdings of Long or Short Capital’s Cephalopod Index

The Squid
Vampire Squid (NYSE: GS)
The Crab
Humboldt Squid
The Octopus
The Cuttlefish
Calamari Default Swaps
The Nautilus

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  1. Grizz
    August 11th, 2009 | 10:17 am

    Will an ETF trade based on this index? Will the ETF own physical inventory of cephalopods? Will the immediate/eventual popularity of this ETF as a mechanism for everyman to hedge inflation cause further cephalopod inflation, creating an inflationary spiral?

  2. american bandersnatch
    August 11th, 2009 | 5:40 pm

    Nice base 8 list. One must conform to survive.

  3. August 11th, 2009 | 5:53 pm

    Also I like the 4:1 html anchor on the middle components

  4. Eehj Ut Singhk
    August 12th, 2009 | 5:02 am

    Interesting investment ideas Jean.
    Personally I’m building a long position in an interesting new note from a Japanese bank. They’re giving me a nice steady income stream in dollars from their newly restructured hotels portfolio. There’s almost no risk because I’ve taken a really high attachment point. In return I had to give them a put option in case we want to unwind it after a year, but they were really nice and let me gear up so I can afford to cover my own property portfolio. Suggest you give them a call!

  5. To The Hilt
    August 12th, 2009 | 12:36 pm

    How much does a side job controlveeing spam into blog comments pay and is that also a good way to be on my way to creating multiple streams of income in no time?

    I AM having a remarkable day, thanks!

  6. jfwells
    August 12th, 2009 | 10:55 pm

    While not a cephalopod, I believe the phylum Cnidaria merits careful consideration for a long position in your portfolio:


  7. Fadi
    August 13th, 2009 | 9:44 am

    Mmm. Crabs are crustaceans, not cephalopods.

  8. To The Hilt
    August 13th, 2009 | 11:53 am

    my comment makes no sense now. thanks guys.

  9. american bandersnatch
    August 13th, 2009 | 4:36 pm


  10. discovery watcher
    August 18th, 2009 | 12:24 am

    what about the Colossal Squid? you know, that fat bastard that is 46 feet long and has three pointed/swiveling hooks on its suckers?

    that dude could rip the Giant Squid right in half if there was ever a civil war amongst the Axis of Cephalopods that pitted them against each other