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July 16th, 2015

July 16th, 2015 10:03:07 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Tech Trader again outperforming the market (SPY at .6%, TT at .7%) despite exposures being way down (long 60% and short 30%).  Biggest winner today is not even a long name but a short (GRMN down 8%).

GRMN on Tech Trader
July 16th, 2015 10:38:42 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Here's recent performance by sector.  Mostly profit taking in healthcare.  You can see HC P&L going up the last few days while exposure in the sector has nosedived.
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July 14th, 2015

July 14th, 2015 12:40:30 pm
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Tech Trader sold NFLX last Friday on the doji top, so it's out before the split (though with no knowledge of it).

I'd just get out of AMZN if there is no good trade to roll into.  These trades are all idiosyncratic, so there is no need for the mindset that you need to be in all or no trades.

Also, Tech Trader is closing out a lot of positions.  Exposures are going way down right now.  Exited RCPT on potential resistance, but it can easily buy back in again tomorrow if it breaks.  The same goes for everything else it's closing out.  Just very nimble and tactical here.
July 14th, 2015 8:29:28 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
ELNK finally waking up. Been waiting on it for a few weeks since it got huge call buying in the July 8x.
July 14th, 2015 10:20:52 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
RCPT breaking above $200.  Tech Trader making good calls here to stay long.
RCPT on Tech Trader
July 14th, 2015 1:25:25 pm
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
RCPT being taken out at $232/share.
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July 13th, 2015

July 13th, 2015 6:42:04 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Tech Trader closed its last intraday bottom trades on the bounce today.  Looks like its back to chasing Healthcare names.  That sector is the primary source of P&L for Tech Trader today.  It's looking to add more names like STJ at the close.
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July 10th, 2015

July 10th, 2015 5:41:28 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Tech Trader up another percent today, a ton from the intraday bottom signals it picked up yesterday.
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July 9th, 2015

July 9th, 2015 6:26:15 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Tech Trader up 0.7% overall while SPY is pretty much flat.  Outperforming on both up and down days.  AAPL getting crushed in the tech sector, but Tech Trader's tech names are doing best today.



Also just rotated out of its XOP long position (3.8% gain) for more intraday bottom signals in FXI and XLB.  Still holding SMH on intraday bottom from a couple days ago.  Again, no daily or longer term positions yet from Tech Trader.  We're also not getting the usual orange bottom signals which are more potent and time sensitive; the red ones are less exact and more "wait-and-see" so it's another sign that Tech Trader is very cautious here.


https://stocks.techtrader.ai/?pair=FXI
FXI on Tech Trader

https://stocks.techtrader.ai/?pair=XLB
XLB on Tech Trader
July 9th, 2015 12:23:16 pm
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Market is flat? Meanwhile Tech Trader... up 0.7% today, with Tech names being the biggest contributers.
July 9th, 2015 6:30:38 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
It just got intraday bottom on IBB as well.  Again, only intraday scalps, not higher conviction daily signals.
https://stocks.techtrader.ai/?pair=IBB
IBB on Tech Trader
July 9th, 2015 6:46:23 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
I'd rather have the flurry of daily signals. This is more like scalping for quick gains in an uncertain environment.
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July 8th, 2015

July 8th, 2015 10:10:32 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Sell off today finally across all sectors in Tech Trader's portfolio and not just in Tech.


Still no daily bottom or RSI signals. I think that is most interesting and clearly shows how Tech Trader is different from quant or other algo systems. There are a couple 30 min bottoms (SMH today and XOP yesterday) but very timid compared to the massive cluster of daily time frame buys I used to see in 2012, 2013, 2014.

While all other algos might be buying the dip, Tech Trader is side-stepping this entirely and actually continuing to get shorter (64% net long now vs its 88% average).  Its performance despite being net long is barely hampered by the current sell off.
July 8th, 2015 12:12:08 pm
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
SPY down 1.6%, EEM down 3.5%.  Tech Trader down 1.2% and still pretty much unlevered now (106% long vs 42% short).


It's as if it's waiting for the daily bottoms to come in before getting very long again.  None of this is even coded; it just ends up behaving this way.
July 8th, 2015 11:06:53 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Sell off today finally across all sectors in Tech Trader's portfolio today and not just in Tech.
July 8th, 2015 10:13:01 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
I have a handful of quants and algo guys telling me their stuff is getting killed right now and that reversion is impossible in this environment.
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July 7th, 2015

July 7th, 2015 7:30:24 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
The sell off today, for Tech Trader at least, is almost exclusively the Technology sector.  Same as it has been for the last several weeks.  No other sector is moving anywhere near as much.


Re: consumer exposures, see below.  Even though the market is down a percent, the biggest gainers in the consumer sector are actually long positions.


More shorts lined up to be added today as well: CRUS, UL, etc.  It's also selling more longs again to further reduce net exposure.  Looks like Tech Trader is expecting a prolonged sell off here.
July 7th, 2015 9:31:40 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Tech Trader nailed the XOP bottom.  So glad I have this automated.  I was on the freaking subway for the past hour.
XOP on Tech Trader
July 7th, 2015 9:58:28 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Tech Trader is positive now after being down a percent in the morning.  What an insane day...
July 7th, 2015 10:01:32 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
The consumer names from this morning are up an average of a percent now, with the market still flat/down.  Top performers AEO, HT, and GES.
July 7th, 2015 11:20:17 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
There goes XOP over $45...
July 7th, 2015 12:01:37 pm
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
It bought back RCPT now.
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July 6th, 2015

July 6th, 2015 2:53:00 pm
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
This thread that hasn't been posted in for almost 3 years is revived...

Some very cool observations with Tech Trader below to start:
- Tech Trader covered GM and shorted FCAU last week.
- Tech Trader has shorted 7 names in the past week and significantly trimmed long exposure.  RSI and bottom signals are quiet, as if it knows the market is shaky right now (covered EEM almost immediately on last week's bounce).  You can even see the exposure curves visibly tighten in the chart (longs going down, shorts rising):

- The names Tech Trader *is* buying now are all least likely to be affected by Greece: healthcare, consumer, etc.
- Market opened down as much as 1% today.  Tech Trader was up while being net-long.  End of discussion.
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December 31st, 2012

December 31st, 2012 10:07:47 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Sigh, my program is beating me.  I'm now obsolete.
https://www.pftq.com/stock_sys...
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December 20th, 2012

December 20th, 2012 7:56:50 pm
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
My Tech Trader program now automatically posts its trades to my virtual trading site as well.  Useful for me to keep track of what it's doing from my phone and whatnot.
https://www.pftq.com/stock_sys...

It's pretty much like another person trading my account for me now lol

Meanwhile comprehensive strategy is still short on SPY.  Will be hilarious if the next sell off coincides with the end of the world prediction date (12/21/2012).
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December 17th, 2012

December 17th, 2012 7:02:47 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Updated bollinger bands to highlight pinches in bold red.  Looks like we're forming one on SPY right now as well.  Should be interesting.


Also tentative long on LRCX based on trendlines.
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December 14th, 2012

December 14th, 2012 3:11:48 pm
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Finally done with finals here - haven't looked at anything all week and still slowly taking things in haha Grin

Comprehensive strat on SPY is still short.  Great bounce down from resistance, love how we sold off from QE announcement again.  MACD is still bullish though and the volume isn't strongly indicative of a top.


Automated trades did ok, about flat this week with a mix of losses/gains.  Need to restrict the number of RSI trades since a lot of them seemed correlated (right together, wrong together,).  Trendline break trades helped even things out for the most part, namely trades on MU, AMRN, A, and DKS.  FCX didn't play out at all - probably should put a filter on gap-downs (actually  have one on the strat but it's for extreme % gap-downs, which didn't trigger on FCX).



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December 7th, 2012

December 7th, 2012 5:59:03 pm
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Not much change in market conditions so far, just more stocks continuing to run up against resistance and geting flagged as short opportunities.  Am prepared to flip long if they break though.



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December 6th, 2012

December 6th, 2012 5:31:42 pm
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Only one new trade today from the automation.  FCX Dec. 31x Puts at $1.20
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December 5th, 2012

December 5th, 2012 7:49:58 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Comprehensive strategy will cover and go long again if we close this low (close-dependent signals now labeled in orange).
December 5th, 2012 12:54:56 pm
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Out of HTZ at $1.40 on the calls from $1.30 (missed my exit with the program earlier).  SPY cover didn't happen - guess we wait more before going long lol

Finally got my trades being automated by my Tech Trader program though and it just exited Dec. calls on CE at $2.40 (from $1.75 entry a couple days ago).  It also just started an entry on EWZ Dec. 52x puts at $.82.  I'm posting this late cause I also just saw this myself; am away from home a lot these last few weeks of school and am not always around to post the trades when they happen (which is a good thing this is now automated Smiley ).

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November 30th, 2012

November 30th, 2012 7:02:05 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
HTZ exited yesterday - was out all day and will want to follow that at some point today.


Also a tentative short on KSS.
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November 28th, 2012

November 28th, 2012 9:11:44 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Short signals from last week closed out on the dip in the first hour today.  SPY for example exited at $139.05.  Was worried this wouldn't play out but seems ok now. Smiley My comprehensive SPY strat is still short though, so I'm keeping a few longer-dated puts on SPY just to see where that goes.

November 28th, 2012 1:41:02 pm
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Trendline break on HTZ today.  Picked up Jan 15x calls at $1.25
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November 26th, 2012

November 26th, 2012 6:46:34 pm
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Comprehensive strategy on SPY has also gone short now (joining the RSI onslaught of short signals from last week).  Scary since if this trade is wrong, it triggers a mistake on both strategies now. :p
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November 21st, 2012

November 21st, 2012 6:48:55 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
As expected, tentative short on SPY also showed up now on reversion-based strategy.  Will watch the close to make sure it holds before acting on it.
November 21st, 2012 3:31:34 pm
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Confirmed short signal today on SPY.  Also picked up short signals on a ton of other etfs.  Will probably act on this Friday since I wasn't home today.
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November 20th, 2012

November 20th, 2012 12:49:57 pm
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Picked up a short signal on XLP via RSI.  It is the only short signal on any of the sectors/etfs though.  I'm guessing we see a gradual rotation of long positions to short over the next few trading days but just a guess on that part.
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November 19th, 2012

November 19th, 2012 6:39:12 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Great open today.  Planning on exiting DIA and XLU calls from RSI2 last Thursday some time today.



No exit signal for SPY calls from my comprehensive strategy yet but we'll see what happens end of day.
November 19th, 2012 1:20:45 pm
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Only SPY from the comprehensive strategy is still in play now.