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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Crude Oil: Large Speculators Most Net Long Ever

The following chart and data highlight non-commercial commodity futures trading positions as of January 9, 2017. This data was released with the January 12 COT Report (Commitment of Traders). Note that these charts also appeared on my blog. The chart below look at non-commercial futures trading positions for crude oil. For the week,…

The COT Report: Equities Speculation Running High

The following charts and data highlight non-commercial equity futures trading positions as of January 2, 2017. This data was released with the January 5 COT Report (Commitment of Traders). Note that these charts also appeared on my blog. The 2 charts below look at non-commercial futures trading positions for the S&P 500 and…

COT Report: Commodities Traders Cozy Up To Crude Oil

The following are charts and data showing non-commercial futures trading positions as of December 12, 2017. This data was released with the December 15 COT Report (Commitment of Traders). 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…

Options Trade Idea: $TLT Treasury ETF Credit Call Spread

Last Wednesday, iShares 20+ year Treasury bond ETF (TLT) got rejected at the underside of a broken trend line from March this year.  The intraday high of 128.23 in that session was hit well outside the daily upper Bollinger band. In the next session, the ETF dropped 0.8 percent (see…

U.S. Equities Update: Investor Complacency Clouds Market

The following are charts and data showing non-commercial futures trading positions as of November 28, 2017. This data was released with the December 1 Commitment of Traders Report (CoT). Note that these charts also appeared on my blog. The charts below look at non-commercial futures trading positions for the S&P 500 and VIX…

Volatility Metrics Calling For A Breather For Stocks

Major U.S. stock market indices rallied to fresh new highs last week.  Even small-caps, which until recently had been lagging their large-cap brethren, joined the party. With seasonality in their favor, will the bulls be able to build on this or some backing and filling is in order?  The Russell 2000…

COT Report Spec Positioning: Record Net Longs In Crude Oil

The following are charts and data showing non-commercial futures trading positions as of November 14, 2017. This data was released with the October 17 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 Crude Oil, Gold, and…

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)…