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August 12th, 2015

August 12th, 2015 7:29:31 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Tech Trader's going for it here on this China yuan devaluation sell off.  Intraday bottoms on both XLF @ $24.7 and EEM @ $35.3.  Looking for another bounce here in the next few days.
XLF on Tech Trader
EEM on Tech Trader
August 12th, 2015 8:06:06 am
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Looks like this is one of the bigger sell offs of the year.  Just got 3 more names with seller exhaustion and volume capitulation QQQ, XLP, and XLK.  Finally seeing a real flush here.... haven't had clusters like this since last year.
QQQ on Tech Trader
XLK on Tech Trader
XLP on Tech Trader
August 12th, 2015 9:37:00 am
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Literally every bottom position just bounced into green.  What an insane move.
August 12th, 2015 10:05:26 am
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Awesome bottom reversal candle forming on the daily chart for QQQ and a bunch of other ETFs to go in line with all the intraday bottoms we got today.
QQQ on Tech Trader
QQQ on Tech Trader
August 12th, 2015 11:16:56 am
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
QQQ is actually up for the day now. Freaking incredible. The one month out
calls are up over 50% from the morning.
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August 10th, 2015

August 10th, 2015 7:09:23 am
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Tech Trader crushed it with XLV and IBB after intraday bottom signals in each last week.
XLV on Tech Trader
IBB on Tech Trader
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August 7th, 2015

August 7th, 2015 9:11:48 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
I think it's important to clarify what the current positioning actually is.  We've had a slight increase in the number of trades the last few days, but at a portfolio level, things are still very neutral.  For every long, we're getting a short or sell as well. Exposures to sectors remain very flat.  There's also a lot of whiplash intraday, so a lot of signals that are "potential trades" do not necessarily trade by end of day, as we saw with FOLD and KITE.  Will try to be clearer on those next time, but in general, besides the ETFs/bottom trades, anything posted intraday is tentative and can change until the actual market close.

Below are the current exposures for Tech Trader, which you can see continues to tighten despite added names.
August 7th, 2015 7:48:49 am
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Tough morning for the IBB long yesterday, but that's why there was only one trade as opposed to a handful.  Tech Trader following up on that trade with another intraday bottom in XLV now, essentially the equivalent of a trader averaging down.
XLV on Tech Trader
August 7th, 2015 12:40:16 pm
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Nice recovery in healthcare towards the end of day.  Sets up for a nice reversal candle on daily as well.  Breakeven point is somewhere between yesterday's close and today's low.
XLV on Tech Trader
XLV on Tech Trader
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August 6th, 2015

August 6th, 2015 6:38:07 am
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
There goes TLT above $122 after yesterday's intraday bottom signal.
TLT on Tech Trader
August 6th, 2015 7:38:43 am
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
TLT trade exited at $122.55.  The actual calls traded (Aug.28 2015 122.5) netted 42% going from $1.13 to $1.61.
August 6th, 2015 8:51:16 am
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
GRUB getting shorted yet again.  This stock never gets any love from Tech Trader lol
Again very interesting to see so many stocks getting rebought or re-shorted in this environment.  This is a stock picker's market.
GRUB on Tech Trader
August 6th, 2015 9:26:45 am
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Intraday bottom here at $372.36 on IBB from seller exhaustion. Looking for a bounce over the next couple days.  Looks pretty scary on the daily if we close here though.
IBB on Tech Trader
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August 5th, 2015

August 5th, 2015 9:29:54 am
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Pretty exciting.  After about 2 week's slumber, exposures are starting to pick up again.  TLT just got an intraday bottom at about $121.4.  Names like FOLD and SPR are lining up to be bought on breakout continuation to the long side.   Update: Lost the signal for FOLD at close and didn't trade it; looks like it's tough to sustain a breakout for individual names at least.

TLT on Tech Trader

SPR on Tech Trader
August 5th, 2015 9:37:02 am
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Just got another health care name KITE as well.  
Update: Didn't hold until close.  Rough day for signals it seems.
KITE on Tech Trader
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August 4th, 2015

August 4th, 2015 9:50:20 am
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Tech Trader up .5% today with the market flat.  Longs are up about .3%, while shorts, which only are 30% exposure to the 75% long, are up.9%.


Biggest contributer today is shorting CRUS, which is adding 5.4% P&L.  It's impressive that Tech Trader held it short for as long as it did given it's huge run up over the last few weeks.


New positions potentially being added today are long EL and short GRMN, both which look pretty good chart-wise.  EL is forming an ascending triangle breakout while GRMN is just continuing a gradual melt downwards.

August 4th, 2015 11:24:45 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
DOV lining up to be shorted now as well.  Interesting that so many names are being re-shorted after Tech Trader covered at support.  Things are breaking down it seems.
August 4th, 2015 2:22:51 pm
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
VA also flagged for long breakout. Didn't make the close today but will get bought at the open tomorrow (consequence of running everything on one machine no budget). Very interesting to see things moving so much again. Winners moving higher and losers getting crushed again.
VA on Tech Trader
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July 31st, 2015

July 31st, 2015 9:04:09 pm
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Tech Trader closing out the week flat and month up 3% when S&P has been whipsawing to be up 2%.  For the year, the automated strategies in Tech Trader are up 20% and S&P up only a couple percent with much more volatility.  Bottom 30Min etf positions are closed out now.  Exposures are still very neutral at 72% long vs 29% short.  Sector exposures also crushed way down on the lower chart.  Need to get Tech Trader automatically posting its own updates unless I want to become its coffee boy lol



SPY, for comparison (much more volatile and up only a few percent for the year):
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July 24th, 2015

July 24th, 2015 9:03:23 am
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Tech Trader again up while the market is down.  Current portfolio is up .2% despite remaining intraday bottom signal positions in QQQ and SPY being down.  Market is down over half a percent (SPY .5% and IWM .7%).  Much of Tech Trader's performance today is again owed to being short names like ARRY, FCAU and HLT.
July 24th, 2015 10:31:44 am
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
There are like 15 stocks being flagged as trendline breakdowns. Those aren't being traded but it gives you a sense of how weak the market is.
July 24th, 2015 1:56:44 pm
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
The Fed accidentally leaks its own reports early again. What's wrong with these guys?
Fed Inadvertantly Publishes Staff Forecast...
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July 23rd, 2015

July 23rd, 2015 7:59:21 am
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
All three intraday bottom signals from the last couple days are working now.  All the more fun when the automation is actually trading calls and not just equity like the model portfolio is showing.


Individual names are doing ok today.  Took a big hit from shorting CRUS (down 17%) but other names like GRPO (+4%), HLT (+2%), etc are doing well enough to neutralize it.  Overall Tech Trader just killing it year-to-date, which really highlights how unique and "human" Tech Trader's trading style is given that a recent article just made the point that humans are beating most other computer-driven funds this year.


Also interesting to note that consumer is starting to take a lead from Healthcare for dominant driver of performance.  Again, none of this is coded.  Tech Trader just looks at individual names like a trader, but the macro themes arise on their own.
July 23rd, 2015 1:07:34 pm
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Market ended the day down .5% on SPY and 1% on IWM. Tech Trader only down .2%. Gross exposure on breakout names starting to rise a bit again but very selective as usual. Long INFN and USG while re-shorting FOSL. The fact any fresh breakout names are being caught on the long side at all shows how idiosyncratic things are, as it has been for most this year.
July 23rd, 2015 11:00:56 am
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
UUP (US Dollar ETF) just got intraday bottom. Expecting a bounce over the next few days here as well.
UUP on Tech Trader
July 23rd, 2015 12:44:37 pm
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Hoping I get my daily bottom signal at long last. Fingers crossed.
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July 22nd, 2015

July 22nd, 2015 10:31:44 am
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Tech Trader is up .2% today even though SPY is down .3% and QQQ down more than 1%.  Oddly enough, Tech Trader's biggest exposure right now is Technology, which is down 1.5% as a sector but is having little to no impact on Tech Trader's names.  Biggest winners today are the short in ARRY (-4.5%) and long in DRI (3%).

July 22nd, 2015 6:42:46 am
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Getting an intraday bottom on SPY, so I'm expecting a bounce over the next day or so.
SPY on Tech Trader
July 22nd, 2015 8:34:43 am
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
No premarket or aftermarket. I'd need a data feed for that (historical). Would be interesting to test one day though.

QQQ just flagged an intraday bottom as well. So that makes IWM, SPY, and QQQ for intraday now.

July 22nd, 2015 7:13:19 am
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Zzz market bounced too quickly before my signal could trade. Need to not post these ahead of the signal.
July 22nd, 2015 7:48:02 am
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Ok got the signal back on the second dip. Tech Trader is in now at $211.50
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July 21st, 2015

July 21st, 2015 6:46:14 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
lol we actually have SPY down and IWM up right now.  Even if Tech Trader shorted SPY yesterday in addition to its long IWM, both would have worked out.
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July 20th, 2015

July 20th, 2015 1:21:19 pm
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Tech Trader continuing to reduce gross and take gains.  Now 54% long by 25% short (29% net long)
July 20th, 2015 10:27:07 am
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Wow, I waited all year for Tech Trader to flag SPY as a buy and I get a potential short now instead.  It says SPY is overbought near resistance.  Definitely wait till close to confirm.  What a strange year.
July 20th, 2015 12:51:46 pm
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Lost the short signal on SPY to the end of day sell off.  Still looks bearish IMO, but we needed SPY above $212.90 to be nice enough an entry for shorting.
July 20th, 2015 8:00:27 am
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
30-min bottom signal just picked up on IWM at $124.81.
IWM on Tech Trader
July 20th, 2015 8:02:35 am
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
What the crap... IWM just shot up to $125.54.  Good thing it's automated.  Too fast for me
July 20th, 2015 8:42:20 am
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Looks like it might to sell BMRN today.
BMRN on Tech Trader
July 20th, 2015 8:49:47 am
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
LVLT August 60x calls getting bid up a lot if anyone wants to take a deeper look.  10k calls traded when OI is 1k.
July 20th, 2015 10:13:40 am
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Those calls are $.95 now.