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Paban Raj Pandey left a senior analyst position at a small hedge fund in January 2014, and started blogging in April of that year. With 20 years’ industry experience, he primarily focuses on US equities, macro, technical analysis, and derivatives (particularly options). Paban shares his ... more


Bulls Squandered Opportunity Tue To Ending Bear Market – Margin Debt Yet To Shake Out
If not for the intraday reversal, the S&P 500 Tuesday came very close to ending the ongoing bear market. Regardless how things shake out near term, at least until February, margin debt stood elevated.
Regardless If The Low Is In On S&P 500, Risk-On Attitude Missing — Weakness Brewing N/T
In the current bear market, the S&P 500 is down nearly 34 percent, which is the 8th worst out of 14 going back to 1929.
Hedge Fund Charts Over The Weekend
VIX is losing altitude – gradually. This week, it lost 28.6 percent, even as the S&P 500 was down 2.1 percent. Last week, it dropped to 36.24 intraday to successfully test the December 2018 high when the volatility index peaked at 36.20.
As Companies Seek To Conserve Cash, Dividends And Buybacks Become Targets – Latter In Particular
The sell-side is beginning to revise earnings estimates lower. But looking at the disruptions caused by the coronavirus, more downward revisions probably lie ahead.
Along With Stocks, Consumer Sentiment Tumbles In March – Home Prices Worth Watching
Consumer sentiment tumbled in March but remains elevated. The latest collapse in stocks probably played a role. Another important variable worth watching is home prices, which for years have risen faster than inflation.
Dow Fulfills Technical Definition Of New Bull Market, Not S&P 500, Which Is What Matters
A debate is going on as to if a new bull market has begun. What is more important now is if last week’s low holds, as stocks likely come under pressure near term. Regardless if a bottom is in, stocks likely are at the beginning stages of one.


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Paban Pandey

My goal is to share what I observe and what I know – or pretend to know – and, more importantly, if you actively take part, learn from discussions that follow.

Blogs will primarily revolve around stocks, U.S. in particular, macro, technical analysis, and derivatives, particularly options.  And once in a while, I will try to throw a little humor here and there into the mix.

I plan to actively use charts.  Lots of times, they speak louder than words.  Hope you like the format.

And finally, some disclaimer.

This blog is not intended to be, nor shall it be construed as, investment advice.  Neither the information nor any opinion expressed here constitutes an offer to buy or sell any security or instrument or participate in any particular trading strategy.