Posts From Paban Raj Pandey

Paban Raj Pandey

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 18 years’ industry experience, he primarily focuses on macro, equities, technical analysis, and derivatives. He shares his thoughts and ideas on his blog www.hedgopia.com.


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S&P Sector ETFs: The Latest Long & Short Interest

The following data, analysis, and charts highlight long and short interest as of October 31, 2017 across several S&P 500 Sector ETFs.  Note that these stock market charts and excerpts also appeared on my blog in the full article. Below I highlight 3 of 9 important stock market sector ETFs. We look at the SPDR…

COT Report Data: Bulls ‘Longer’ After 8 Weeks Of Gains

The following are charts and data showing non-commercial futures trading positions as of October 31, 2017. This data was released with the November 3 Commitment of Traders Report (COT). Note that these charts and excerpts also appeared on my blog. The charts below looks at non-commercial futures trading positions for the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX), Russell 2000 (INDEXRUSSELL:RUT)…

COT Report: Are Speculative Traders Hinting At A Sharp Move?

The following are charts and data showing non-commercial futures trading positions as of October 24, 2017. This data was released with the October 27 Commitment of Traders Report (COT). Note that these charts also appeared on my blog. The charts below looks at non-commercial futures trading positions for the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX), Russell 2000 (INDEXRUSSELL:RUT)…

The COT Report: Equity Bulls Show Their Horns

The following are charts and data showing non-commercial futures trading positions as of October 17, 2017. This data was released with the October 20 Commitment of Traders Report (COT). Note that these charts also appeared on my blog. The charts below looks at non-commercial futures trading positions for the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) and VIX Volatility Index (INDEXCBOE:VIX)….

COT Report: Non-Commercials Long $SPY, Very Short $VIX

The following are charts and data showing non-commercial futures trading positions as of October 10, 2017. This data was released with the October 13 Commitment of Traders Report (CoT). Note that these charts also appeared on my blog. The charts below looks at non-commercial futures trading positions for the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX)…

The COT Report: Stocks Overheating, Gold Oversold

The following are charts and data showing non-commercial futures trading positions as of October 3, 2017. This data was released with the October 6 Commitment of Traders Report (CoT). Note that these charts also appeared on my blog. The 4 charts below look at non-commercial futures trading positions for the S&P 500,…

3 COT Charts For Commodities Traders (August 18)

The following are charts and data showing non-commercial futures trading positions as of August 15, 2017. This data was released with the August 18 Commitment of Traders Report (CoT). Note that these charts also appeared on my blog. The 3 charts below look at non-commercial futures trading positions for Crude Oil, Gold, and…

5 Charts That Spell Trouble For Stock Market Rally

Amidst 2Q17 earnings and elevated multiples, some signs of fatigue are showing up on major U.S. stock market indices. Is this leg of the stock market rally nearing an end? As of last Thursday, 2Q17 operating earnings of S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) companies were on course for $30.70.  In the year-ago…

Is The VIX Volatility Index Overdue For A Move Higher?

The lack of volatility in volatility is once again giving rise to the phrase ‘it is different this time”.  If past is any guide, it seldom is. Spot VIX Volatility Index (INDEXCBOE:VIX) just created a record. VIX goes back to January 1990.  In its 27-year history, it closed below 10…