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Technical Analysis

How High is High for S&P500?

March 5, 2014

It’s been 5 years since markets bottomed in Mar’09; S&P500 touched 200days moving average during Nov’12 and since then it has been almost 15months for this uninterrupted move. Markets have withered all kind of storms be it weather, taper-on/taper-off tantrums, government shut down, debt ceiling and all sorts of macro-economic…

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March 5, 2014

First Sell Signal of 2013

February 25, 2013

It was yet another 90% down day, after an “interesting” Friday as expected. I did mention about purchasing some OOM calls before market close on Thursdays in anticipation of Friday move (which follows a consistent pattern). Yesterday was highest intraday range for SPX since Nov 7 drop. As of close Feb…

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February 25, 2013

How Do I Trade Future Options Using Price Action

August 25, 2012

Trading future options is a different strategic play vs trading options on equities or indices. While there are differences, there are similarities as well. Below article will provide basic idea of how and what kind of trading set-ups we are looking for when placing directional trades on Futures utilizing various option trading…

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August 25, 2012

Why and Who is Buying Puts now?

February 28, 2012

Markets are rallying, but then why and who is buying those S&P500 puts? Why is there such a steep premium between VIX Cash Index and VIX Future prices. The Spread is at the widest. The CBOE Skew Index is in the top quartile, Credit Suisse Fear Barometer (CSFB Fear Index)…

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February 28, 2012

Get Ready

February 22, 2012

Making predictions is a risky business. As a market participant, the best one can do is to make forecast and assign probabilities. Since my last post, markets have been grinding higher but the pace is slowing down. Nothing significant has been achieved on big picture basis. At times, I think…

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February 22, 2012

Time to Choose Your Side, Bull or Bear?

January 30, 2012

A fantastic January for stock markets! probably the best in decades. US stock prices doesn’t really indicate any Euro Crisis whatsoever. There are hardly any signs of recessions or double dip (remember those were so loud and clear till Nov’11). Doesn’t Mr Market discounts everything 6months in advance? Since S&P500…

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January 30, 2012

Get Ready

October 4, 2011

Yesterday was second consecutive 90% down days, another “down days pair”  just after a week. Mind it, this “Down day pair” i.e. two 90% down days consecutively is a rare event which indicates oversold state of the markets. In the normal days, a 90% down day is followed by 2-7days…

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October 4, 2011

Interesting Times Ahead

June 17, 2011

Even though markets closed in positive territory on Thursday, down volume was 52% of up + down volume. There were 16 new 52 Wks high while 82 were at new 52wks low. On NYSE 1377 stocks advanced and 1682 issues declined. During after hrs, RIMM announced poor set of results…

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June 17, 2011

Don’t Simply Ignore this Divergence

May 23, 2011

Over past 2-3 decades, Stock Market Technical analysis has developed into a full professional career. And if one is willing to learn and master it, there are certified programs like Chartered Market Technicians or popularly known as CMT. Some traders live by it day-in-day-out, while others think that charts are…

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May 23, 2011
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