It's been a good couple months for me, mostly made in small-cap land. The fiscal cliff deal ended up not increasing carried interest or taxes on dividend more than 5%, so I immediately exited all high-dividend shorts and flipped some long on Jan 2.
For now, I have a high committment swing long running in 0405.hk, a REIT w/ property in China. With Hong Kong having to hold the peg at 7.75, HKDs have again been flooding into HK, which should contribute to the property bubble, and may spark a fresh bubble in H-shares. Numerous H-share REITs w/ property in either HK or mainland China have had very clean breakouts. 0405.hk looks set to go. I have a lot at this moment.
I also just entered a short in JGB Japanese 10-year gov't notes. There have been doomsayers in these for years, but the deflationary circumstances have kept yield down. I hate picking tops (bottoms in yields), but there's a decent chart setup here, and the prime minister's actions to spark more inflation have killed the yen, so perhaps JGBs will make a delayed move to follow. Note that JGBs have already sold off in USD terms b/c the yen has been killed, but I'm looking for the yields to rise at this point too. I still have my stop loss set relatively tight on this in case I'm wrong.