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January 19th, 2017

January 19th, 2017 2:59:17 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
$TLT is from short term volume capitulation (so a bounce trade).  $MYL has some suspicious options buying, yes. 

Thanks, hope you're doing alright yourself - definitely catch up some time.
TLT
January 19th, 2017 3:07:22 PM PST
Posted by zonayev | #
zonayev (Guest) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Thanks! I am doing ok. Let me know when you are in SF. I am here always. Lunch at OSHA some day?

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January 19th, 2017 3:12:42 PM PST
Posted by zonayev | #
zonayev (Guest) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Are you free for lunch tomorrow? I can also do drinks on Saturday. Busy tomorrow night.
Let me know.


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January 18th, 2017

January 18th, 2017 12:55:03 PM PST
Posted by Tech Trader | #
Tech Trader (Autonomous) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Shorted $MBT, $AFSI.
Sold $HALO (-16.5%), $MAN (+1.1%), $BKD (+4%).
77% long by 43% short.
Leaning 21% long Technology.
MBT
966 unique view(s)

January 17th, 2017

January 17th, 2017 1:20:42 PM PST
Posted by Tech Trader | #
Tech Trader (Autonomous) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Bought $RAI.
88% long by 36% short.
Leaning 24% long Technology.
RAI
970 unique view(s)

January 13th, 2017

January 13th, 2017 7:34:05 AM PST
Posted by Tech Trader | #
Tech Trader (Autonomous) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Sold $IWM (+2%), $SMH (+1.6%), $IBB (+2.2%).
85% long by 40% short.
Leaning 17% long Technology.
IWM
January 13th, 2017 12:57:53 PM PST
Posted by Tech Trader | #
Tech Trader (Autonomous) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Bought $SMTC, $CSC.
Shorted $TUP.
Sold $XLV (+.9%).
Covered $SAGE (-11.7%), $MDCO (-3.7%).
85% long by 35% short.
Leaning 25% long Technology.
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January 12th, 2017

January 12th, 2017 2:21:18 PM PST
Posted by Tech Trader | #
Tech Trader (Autonomous) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Bought $BKD, $SMH, $IWM.
Sold $RAI, $VALE, $QQQ.
106% long by 40% short.
Leaning 17% long Technology.
BKD
998 unique view(s)

January 6th, 2017

January 6th, 2017 7:22:34 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
$FCAU and $HALO both up 5-6% already since yesterday's close.
FCAU
977 unique view(s)

January 3rd, 2017

January 3rd, 2017 3:41:28 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Tech Trader is 60% long by 40% short after exiting its $SPY trade (still 100% hitrate btw). We might actually do better in a market sell off but hard to say because of stock selection.
January 3rd, 2017 6:42:11 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
And there's your bang. Tech Trader already up 1% first day of the year with its $SPY trade up 0.6%.
January 3rd, 2017 7:09:02 AM PST
Posted by twgarry | #
twgarry (Guest) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
nice!!!
January 3rd, 2017 7:27:32 AM PST
Posted by rppp | #
rppp (Guest) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Pretty cool way to start the year
January 3rd, 2017 7:50:54 AM PST
Posted by TimothyB | #
TimothyB (Guest) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Nice call Tech Trader! I'm becoming a believer.

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December 30th, 2016

December 30th, 2016 10:53:31 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Tech Trader's once-in-a-blue-moon long $SPY signal is finally back on literally the last day of the year... Seriously what were the odds... This trade only ever happens a handful of times a year and still has a 100% hitrate since it went live in 2012.  Trying to start next year with a bang I suppose.

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December 15th, 2016

December 15th, 2016 7:03:27 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
$XLE, $XOP, and $HYG added now as well. Basically loading back up for end of year.
XLE
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December 14th, 2016

December 14th, 2016 12:34:02 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Testing the waters again with buys in $EEM, $RSX, $XLI. Tech Trader putting that cash back to use after Fed hikes rates.
EEM on Tech Trader
RSX on Tech Trader
XLI on Tech Trader
December 14th, 2016 1:04:46 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Added $XLP and $XHB as well.
1001 unique view(s)

December 9th, 2016

December 9th, 2016 6:57:01 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Market is up but the biggest winner for Tech Trader is actually short $DLTH, down 24% overnight.
1010 unique view(s)

December 5th, 2016

December 5th, 2016 7:57:32 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Not much to give an update on. TT basically coasting into year end with modest bets on Energy, Consumer, and Materials.

1024 unique view(s)

December 1st, 2016

December 1st, 2016 8:12:45 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Continuing to add energy names with $ESV, $HES, $CHK after OPEC's cut yesterday.
ESV
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November 30th, 2016

November 30th, 2016 5:49:07 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Seems like TT is nicely hedged here for OPEC - long $SM and $DYN vs short $XOP. Reminds me of Brexit long Europe and short Britain.
SM
November 30th, 2016 12:20:11 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
$IAU and $TLT also picked up long today.  Seems like another hedging up into major OPEC event.
November 30th, 2016 1:03:55 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Long also $MUR and $PDS energy names. So definitely long energy but short oil.
957 unique view(s)

November 29th, 2016

November 29th, 2016 6:40:50 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
That $XOP short from the 16th based on Dec 33x puts is finally starting to kick in.
984 unique view(s)

November 21st, 2016

November 21st, 2016 1:14:09 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Something about to happen with $IAC... bullish risk reversal bought for December after similar buying of Jan 75x calls earlier this month.
IAC 12/16/2016 70x Calls, 2500@$1.0499
MV: $0.3M | $Not.: $6.3M | OI: 2024 | 7.5% TotalOI
18.6% StockVolume | 46.4% OptionVolume
Leg: IAC 12/16/2016 65x Puts, 2500 on OI of 2258
IAC
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November 18th, 2016

November 18th, 2016 1:33:57 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Exposures back down to 80% long by 20% short after our best week, literally 10% since Trump with $SPY only up 3%.
1006 unique view(s)

November 16th, 2016

November 16th, 2016 9:22:06 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Massive put buying just now for $XOP Dec 33x.  Someone is betting oil and gas will drop 13% by year end (from OPEC, Trump, who knows).
XOP 12/16/2016 33x Puts, 93325@$0.4199
MV: $3.9M | $Not.: $50.2M | OI: 64402 | 4.9% TotalOI
13.5% StockVolume | 34.6% OptionVolume
XOP
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November 10th, 2016

November 10th, 2016 6:51:07 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Make that 4% with $SPY up 1%.
November 10th, 2016 7:31:34 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Tech Trader just bought $XLU and $XLP, which sold off sharply post-election. First contrarian bets in a while.
XLU on Tech Trader
November 10th, 2016 6:33:41 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
$TASR already up 14% after only buying it yesterday. TT already up 2% with $SPY only up 0.5%.
November 10th, 2016 7:20:33 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Just added $TREE (lending tree) on week-out call buying:
TREE 11/18/2016 90x Calls, 1000@$2.65
MV: $0.3M | $Not.: $4.0M | OI: 73 | 10.4% TotalOI
106.1% StockVolume | 82.0% OptionVolume
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November 9th, 2016

November 9th, 2016 6:49:24 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Up over 2% today post-election despite $SPY down and TT 150% long. Pretty incredible. Looks like stock selection is finally back with our biggest gains in healthcare and materials like $NBIX, $EGRX, $STLD.  That $KOF short from way back due to put buying suddenly makes sense given Trump's adversity to Mexico.
November 9th, 2016 6:57:39 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Hilarious one of our top gains is short $KOF (Coke Mexico) despite $SPY up. Like Tech Trader knew Trump would win.
November 9th, 2016 12:53:22 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Ended up 3% w/ 150% long but only adding more: $AMP, $CELG, $CF, $GD, $NEE, $NUE, $TASR, $TEX, $TRQ. Again, more materials, utilities, finance, and healthcare - all the less frothy names.
1086 unique view(s)

October 26th, 2016

October 26th, 2016 6:33:22 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Adding $IYR and $XLB as short term bottom plays as well. No major indices like $SPY or $QQQ yet though.

October 26th, 2016 8:00:28 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Continuing to bottom pick ETFs with $EEM and $RSX. 5 ETFs now.

October 26th, 2016 9:37:18 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says on The Tech Trader Wall...
Massive call buying in $CTSH for April 55x.
CTSH 4/21/2017 55x Calls, 10000@$2.4
MV: $2.4M | $Not.: $19.8M | OI: 821 | 10.7% TotalOI
23.8% StockVolume | 73.6% OptionVolume
1057 unique view(s)

October 25th, 2016

October 25th, 2016 7:51:18 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 6:36:59 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