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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Russell 2000 Rally Prospects: Levels, Flows, & Short Interest

Determined not to let go of nearly four-month support, small-cap bulls once again stepped up to the plate Monday – sending the Russell 2000 Index (INDEXRUSSELL:RUT) higher. From down 1.4 percent intraday to close the session up 0.2 percent, the Russell 2000 small cap index initially got pushed under the…

Assessing The Aging Bull Market For Stocks In 3 Charts

The bull market in U.S. stocks is 8 years old. After a harrowing 57-percent collapse that began in October 2007, the S&P 500 large cap index (INDEXSP:.INX) bottomed at an intraday low of 666.79 on March 6, 2009. Tuesday, it closed at 2368.39. Table 1 is courtesy of Howard Silverblatt…

2017 S&P 500 Operating Earnings Outlook: Estimates Lowered

Stocks keep making new highs, and corporate earnings keep getting downwardly revised. That about sums up the current state of affairs in U.S. equities.  With momentum as strong as it is, markets have turned a blind eye to multiples. Consequently, the trailing price-to-earnings ratio on the S&P 500 large cap…

3 COT Report Charts For Commodities Traders (Feb 3)

The following is a recap of the February 3 Commitment of Traders Report (COT) released by the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) looking at Commitment of Traders data and futures positions of non-commercial holdings as of January 31. Note that the change in COT report data is week-over-week. Excerpts of this…

January 27 COT Report: Commodities Futures In Focus

The following is a recap of the January 27 COT Report (Commitment of Traders) released by the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) looking at COT data and futures positions of non-commercial holdings as of January 24. Note that the change in COT report data is week-over-week. Excerpts of this blog post…

The COT Report (January 20): Commodities Futures Spotlight

The following is a recap of the January 20 COT Report (Commitment Of Traders Report) released by the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) looking at COT data and futures positions of non-commercial holdings as of January 17. Note that the change in COT report data is week-over-week. Excerpts of this blog…

The COT Report: 3 Charts For Commodities Traders

The following is a recap of the January 6 COT Report (Commitment Of Traders Report) released by the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) looking at COT data and futures positions of non-commercial holdings as of January 3. Note that the change in COT report data is week-over-week. Excerpts of this blog…

COT Report: The State Of Commodities Into 2017

The following is a recap of the December 30 COT Report (Commitment Of Traders Report) released by the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) looking at COT data and futures positions of non-commercial holdings as of December 27. Note that the change in COT report data is week-over-week. Excerpts of this blog…

December 23 COT Report (Commodities): Watch That Dollar!

The following is a recap of the December 23 COT Report (Commitment Of Traders Report) released by the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) looking at COT data and futures positions of non-commercial holdings as of December 20. Note that the change in COT report data is week-over-week. Excerpts of this blog…

December 9 Commitment Of Traders: Equities Over-Heating?

The following is a recap of the December 9 Commitment Of Traders Report (COT) released by the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) looking at COT data and futures positions of non-commercial holdings as of December 6. Note that the change in COT report data is week-over-week. Excerpts of this blog post also…