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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


With Tech Already Lagging, Both S&P 500 And Russell 2000 Tuesday Reverse Lower From Potentially Important Price Points
Tech, which led for a while, is now lagging. Amidst this, Tuesday produced interesting price action on both the S&P 500 and Russell 2000, with sellers showing up at crucial price points.
Euro Rallies For 4 ½ Months, Breaks Out Of 12-Year Trend Line, And Runs Into 17-Year Resistance
The euro has rallied the past four and a half months, pushing the daily and weekly in particular into overbought territory. However, the currency is sending out signs of fatigue, having been denied last week at 17-year horizontal resistance.
Commitment Of Traders This Week: How Hedge Funds Are Positioning
After defense of the 20-day seven sessions ago, the S&P 500 is up 4.6 percent! As unreal as it sounds, it is what it is. Volume meanwhile continues to be anemic.
Manufacturing Orders Snap Back With V Shape – Strength Not Uniform Across The Board
Orders activity in manufacturing have snapped back with a V shape. But this recovery is not uniformly seen across the economy. Orders for non-defense capital goods ex-aircraft dropped y/y in March through June.
Likely February 24th Gap-Fill Only 0.7% Away
Volume is anemic, but ultimately price is the final arbiter. A 0.7-percent rally from Tuesday’s close will have filled a February 24th gap, which is likely to happen in the sessions ahead.
Shine Is Back On Gold – Breakout Retest Will Further Strengthen Gold Bugs’ Hands
Gold just broke out of a massive base, suggesting much higher prices in the future. At the same time, its current pace of gains has a parabolic touch to it.


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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.