I am going to take a second round of profits out of Blackstone Group (BX) in under a week - we had layered in new buys a week ago Friday (in the $13.40s), which were quickly capitalized on last Thursday (in the $14.80s). Now we have had another gap up on yesterday's news that the company is looking to do some 8 IPOs. I'm going to reduce the position by half and take it down below a 1% allocation with a sale just about at $16.

A contrarian may ask why Steve Schwarzman is so eager to dump so much equity on the market with the economy turning up roses and blue skies ahead as far as the eye can see? (ahem) But for our purposes I am just keeping it simple - not 1 but 2 gaps in the chart as of yesterday. We'll look to reacquire exposure on a nice dip, just as we did about 10 days ago. The volatility in this name suits our core and trading positions strategy perfectly. Rinse. Wash. Repeat.

*please note - pure momentum traders are buyers of this chart.... not sellers.

id=BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5392157109547624530Long Blackstone Group in fund; no personal position