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October 25th, 2016

October 25th, 2016 8:51:18 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Picking up $XHB on a potential bounce from the low of the last 6 months.
XHB on Tech Trader
October 25th, 2016 7:36:59 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Shorted $HAL after unusually large front-month put buying in the energy name. Wonder what's the story on it.
HAL 11/18/2016 47x Puts, 22696@$0.8999
MV: $2.0M | $Not.: $37.3M | OI: 1499 | 4.7% TotalOI
45.1% StockVolume | 78.9% OptionVolume
October 25th, 2016 1:09:24 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Also long $CYNO due to call buying and $AMD again due to breakout.
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October 24th, 2016

October 24th, 2016 10:51:21 AM PST
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pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Tech Trader buying $TWX on today's dip after seeing a large risk reversal buy for December:
TWX 12/16/2016 90x Calls, 17500@$1.5399
MV: $2.7M | $Not.: $53.6M | OI: 867 | 7.6% TotalOI
2.9% StockVolume | 16.6% OptionVolume
Leg: TWX 12/16/2016 82.5x Puts, 17500 on OI of 305
TWX
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October 21st, 2016

October 21st, 2016 7:52:12 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Tech Trader finally dipping its toe into the market with both long $DIA and short $UUP.
DIA
October 21st, 2016 8:06:00 AM PST
Posted by TimothyB | #
TimothyB (Guest) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Just wondering about TT.


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October 21st, 2016 8:38:54 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Also buying up a lot of Basic Industries: $CE, $MTZ, $STLD, $VALE, $X
October 21st, 2016 11:08:34 AM PST
Posted by zonayev | #
zonayev (Guest) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
You are shorting USD and buying stocks that perform well in weak USD environment. Can you explain what strategy is shorting USD?

Today's price action ( Oil, Gold and EM are all strong despite USD move) probably means that market is expecting mean reversion in USD. I can see that USD breakout from this level can do real damage to risk but it seems market is fading derivatives of strong USD trade.

Thanks,
Zhan


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October 21st, 2016 12:15:31 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
The individual stock trades are based on stock volume. The short $UUP is based on put buying in the options.  So in both stock and options market, Tech Trader is seeing large trades betting either against USD or for long the equity.  I think it's the latter; the stocks we are buying I think have a more idiosyncratic theme that will reveal themselves.
October 21st, 2016 12:51:15 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Also long financial names $AXP, $JPM, $PYPL. Seems like a lot of activity coming back in the markets.
October 21st, 2016 3:27:34 PM PST
Posted by zonayev | #
zonayev (Guest) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Thanks!

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October 13th, 2016

October 13th, 2016 12:58:40 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Added $NBIX and $JBLU buys but still no cluster of ETF buys that usually comes when $SPY dips.
NBIX
October 13th, 2016 3:15:08 PM PST
Posted by zonayev | #
zonayev (Guest) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
I agree with TT. No panic sell off yet. Need to see bank results tomorrow and Yellen is speaking tomorrow.

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October 11th, 2016

October 11th, 2016 12:28:20 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Very interesting that Tech Trader is not buying this dip in $SPY here.  Reminds me of January.
SPY
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October 10th, 2016

October 10th, 2016 12:55:10 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Building back long exposures with buys in $COMM, $CSOD, $JPM, $FANG, $SM. Energy, Finance, and Tech.
COMM
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September 29th, 2016

September 29th, 2016 10:46:51 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
$QCOM rallying on takeover of $NXPI. Both names and semiconductor industry overall have been favorites for Tech Trader.
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September 28th, 2016

September 28th, 2016 7:34:47 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Strong performance from $TTS, $ESV, $BITA, and -$FDS the past week. Currently 72% long by 43% short with 19% in Tech again.  Currently up a little under a percent this month with the market down almost a percent.

September 28th, 2016 6:56:02 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
The $USO trade on $3.3M in call buying last week is doing well from Saudi cutting oil production today.  Whoever bought those calls was likely expecting this.
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September 23rd, 2016

September 23rd, 2016 1:16:17 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Gradually adding to both sides again with long $TWTR, $BITA and short $WWAV, $AWI.
TWTR
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September 22nd, 2016

September 22nd, 2016 7:50:41 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Tech Trader picking up $3.3M in Oct call buying for $USO.
USO 10/21/2016 11.5x Calls, 173000@$0.1899
MV: $3.3M | $Not.: $48.2M | OI: 12976 | 5.2% TotalOI
28.4% StockVolume | 54.6% OptionVolume
USO
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September 21st, 2016

September 21st, 2016 1:00:56 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Bringing back exposures a bit on both sides with long $QCOM, $SRE, $ESV and short $PRLB, $PRTA, $IJR.
QCOM
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September 20th, 2016

September 20th, 2016 2:22:31 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Tech Trader now technically net short with 32% long and 36% short exposure.

September 20th, 2016 2:45:09 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Updated with graphs and snapshot.
September 20th, 2016 5:38:47 PM PST
Posted by zonayev | #
zonayev (Guest) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Why your gross is so low? Does it mean model is highly uncertain about next few weeks?


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September 19th, 2016

September 19th, 2016 1:19:27 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Out of $SLV for 2%. Still reducing overall. Now 40% long by 30% short; 60% cash again like January.
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September 16th, 2016

September 16th, 2016 8:36:24 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Tech Trader continuing to get more defensive here by buying $SLV and shorting $EWG. This in context of already closing old positions and buying things on dip instead.
SLV
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September 14th, 2016

September 14th, 2016 1:00:24 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Tech Trader coming back into some names on pullback $AMD, $VRX

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September 13th, 2016

September 13th, 2016 12:52:22 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Still getting shorter, sold another position and then shorted $INTU. Exposures now 50% long by 25% short.
INTU
September 13th, 2016 1:09:56 PM PST
Posted by zonayev | #
zonayev (Guest) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Makes sense. I remain net short. Risk parity funds are blowing up now. Nowhere to hide.

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September 12th, 2016

September 12th, 2016 10:20:39 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Market already rebounding from Friday. Tech Trader barely got a few punches in before the sell off ended.  Ah well.
September 12th, 2016 10:44:52 AM PST
Posted by zonayev | #
zonayev (Guest) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Ended? Do you see signs that it ended or is it just a beginning? What do
you look at? VIX?  Thanks
September 12th, 2016 12:53:25 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Tech Trader continuing to cut both longs and shorts. Exposure now 61% long by 21% short if you exclude the short-term ETF buys from Friday.
September 12th, 2016 4:04:33 PM PST
Posted by zonayev | #
zonayev (Guest) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Why are you cutting? Do you think a selloff would continue?
My model oddly is buying USD.
Thanks

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September 12th, 2016 4:06:34 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Not necessarily bearish, just neutral. It's just not seeing positions it wants to stay in at this time.
September 12th, 2016 9:47:35 PM PST
Posted by zonayev | #
zonayev (Guest) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Got it. Thanks!

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September 9th, 2016

September 9th, 2016 8:28:37 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Tech Trader starting to buy again initially w/ $IWM, $IYR, $XHB after dodging today's selloff by being underinvested.
September 9th, 2016 10:25:51 AM PST
Posted by zonayev | #
zonayev (Guest) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Good luck. You are buying a very overvalued market but central banks could come and save us. I am scared to be long ahead of FEd and BOJ on 21st.



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September 9th, 2016 12:41:20 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Tech Trader appears to be hedging itself by simultaneously shorting two more names $RSG, $LOW (utilities, consumer).

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September 8th, 2016

September 8th, 2016 5:52:17 PM PST
Posted by TimothyB | #
TimothyB (Guest) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Are you surprised that TT hasn't bought financials?  Neither Euro nor US. What is your interpretation?

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September 8th, 2016 5:55:59 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
In general, I would think of inaction exactly as just that - inaction.  It
just doesn't see any opportunity but it doesn't mean it's bearish. Tech
Trader is very conservative, so it takes a lot of ideal conditions for it
to want to make a trade.