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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


Russell 2000 Wins Back 1800
After many attempts, the Russell 2000 won back 1800 last week. But it is too soon to declare a trend change.
Forecasting The Future Via Most Recent CoT Report
Non-commercials are hanging on to a losing trade in 10-year T-notes, while equity bulls hope the latest week is a sign of things to come.It is too soon to pooh-pooh non-commercials. They may very well have the last laugh. Time will tell.
Tech Leads, Small-Caps Lag; Nasdaq 100-Russell 2000 Ratio Nearing March 2000 Record High
Tech is radiating this year and small-caps are in slumber. A ratio between the Nasdaq 100 and the Russell 2000 is nearing a March 2000 record high.
Peering Into The Future Via CoT Report Of The Week
It took them a while, but futures traders have at long last stopped wasting money expecting an improbable outcome. This week, both the volatility index and the S&P 500 rallied; they normally go the opposite ways.
S&P 500 Up 21% From Last Oct’s Low
The S&P 500 is up nearly 21 percent from last October’s low. Yet, US-based equity funds continue to bleed, and margin debt is lower from October through April.
CoT - Peek Into Future Through Futures, How Hedge Funds Are Positioned
FOMC minutes for the May 2-3 meeting are due out next Wednesday. The fed funds rate was raised by 25 basis points in that meeting to a range of 500 basis points to 525 basis points.


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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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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.