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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

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Breakouts Imminent On Major US Equity Indices, Staying Power A Question Mark
Major US equity indices are itching to break out. The question is, what then? Indices remain stretched on several timeframes. Longs have shown dogged determination but shorts are likely to decide if the momentum will have the staying power.
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CoT This Week - What Funds Are Buying, Future Hints
The overall action is listless, with bulls beginning to wish for softer economic data, even as they doggedly maintain a buy-the-dip mentality.
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Household Income Boosted By Stimulus Checks, Job Openings Hitting New Highs
Job openings are at record highs. If past is prelude, this leads to job creation. This time around, thanks to stimulus money, Americans do not seem desperate for jobs, unless wages rise enough to tempt them back into the labor force.
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Hooked On Monetary Morphine, Large-Caps Are Beginning To Wish For Softer Data
The Fed is committed to its current pace of asset accumulation. But at some point, tapering will happen. The question is, will markets suffer from withdrawal symptoms?
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CoT This Week: First June Look At What Hedge Funds Are Buying
They are trying to prepare the markets for a day when the Fed starts unwinding its already-massive balance sheet. Meanwhile the status quo remains, which is volatility bulls’ inability to hold the rallies.
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After 4 Up Weeks, Gold At Crucial Juncture – Pause Likely Before $1,920s Get Taken Out
Gold has rallied for four straight weeks – up more than 14 percent from early March. Last week, the metal just about tested crucial resistance at $1,920s.
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GLD SPDR Gold Trust ETF
NDX Nasdaq 100 Index
OIL iPath B S&P GSCI Crude Oil TR ETN
SPX S&P 500 Index
TYX Treasury Yield 30 Years
USD ProShares Ultra Semiconductors
USO United States Oil Fund, LP
VIX Volatility Index CBOE
WTI W&T Offshore Inc.

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Fed Succeeds In Driving Investors To Take On Risk And Go Up Risk Curve, But End Game Is Bound To Be Painful Regardless A
Last March, the Fed essentially urged investors to take on risk and go up the risk curve. Leverage is high in the system. When a reversal occurs, it is bound to be painful. It is a good time to buy some protection, which is cheap.

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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.

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