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Weekly fresh-squeezedmarket analysisand commentary.

Stocks rally - is bad news good news??
February 27th, 2022
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The day was Tuesday February 22nd. Russia was on the brink of invading Ukraine and the futures market was pointing to a huge sell off at the open. The signs were there...
Cathie’s beloved Palantir falls. Garage sale?
February 20th, 2022
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The ARK ETF has sold over 15 million shares of Palantir (PTLR) over the last two days trimming their total position size by nearly 50%. This comes at an odd time becau...
Markets WREKT on more signaled rate hikes.
February 13th, 2022
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Consumer Price Index (CPI) print came in hot while portfolios keep cooling off. Somewhere in the distance we can hear most traders yelling something that resembles “gr...
Facebook Tanks. Amazon Banks.
February 6th, 2022
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Market uncertainty remains even more so after some of tech’s earnings were less than stellar while others were exceptional. Tech winners so far were Amazon (AMZN), App...
Is there a sentiment change in Crypto-Land?
January 30th, 2022
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Earnings were kicked off this week with names like Microsoft reporting strong numbers. Markets then dipped on another round of inflation and interest rate fears. This ...
Are the FAANGs finally going to fall?
January 23rd, 2022
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This transitory chop has created an incredible amount of uncertainty around where the market will head next. Dip buyers over the last several months have been rewarded...
Options Activity - Looking Into the Future
January 16th, 2022
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The reckoning continued last week with most stocks making new lows. When the CPI numbers came in at expected levels all of FinTwit celebrated a pre-mature victory…
Markets Smacked Down to Start 2022
January 9th, 2022
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We hope you all survived the first week of the year as we transitioned from holiday cheer to inflation demise in 5 trading days.
Closing out 2021 with a Crush
January 2nd, 2022
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Another year in the books and what a time it’s been. 2021 was an extremely difficult period for all stocks in the small to mid-cap range, while index performance was c...
"Santa Claus (Rally) is Coming to Town.."
December 26th, 2021
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The markets rallied going into the holiday weekend which finally pushed plethora of stocks above their 5-day moving average.
Quad Witching in December
December 19th, 2021
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The good news is that the highly anticipated FOMC meeting on Wednesday offered the market a sense of stability. The bad news is that the positive sentiment lasted only...
Apple Riding the Gamma Waves
December 12th, 2021
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Apple reached all-time highs last week riding a wave of call buying. While many names were experiencing a sea of red, Apple continued trekking along higher and higher.
From 'Red' to 'Redder'...
December 5th, 2021
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VIX spiked another 25% matching the highest level since January earlier this year. Is it the end of the bull for the year or the beginning of the Santa Rally?
Forget Black Friday. How about 'Red Friday' instead?
November 28th, 2021
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The rally we saw the week before Thanksgiving was completely obliterated in Friday’s shortened trading day.
Small Cap Gang Trampled Last Week...
November 21st, 2021
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It was a difficult week in the markets for the small-cap gang. Double digit losses in some growth names with red engulfing the performance heat map for the week.
CPI is HOT, AMC Max Pain, and Stocks to Watch
November 14th, 2021
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The CPI print came in much hotter than anticipated with a 6.2% YoY increase and a benchmark number that hasn’t been seen in almost 30 years.
All eyes last week on Federal Reserve and the interest...
November 7th, 2021
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The decision was made to maintain rates at near zero and begin reducing the pace of asset purchasing. The Fed will begin by tapering 15 billion in asset purchases this...
It’s earnings season which makes the casino just that ...
October 31st, 2021
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Big tech reported earnings last week and it’s safe to say this was the last time the FAANG will ever be reporting…
Degens are playing with VIX and 3x Inverse ETFs again....
July 18th, 2021
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VIX call options showing up in the most Unusual Options Activity on for the major exchanges on Friday (6 different contracts were substantive)
CPI Print Awaits on Tuesday AM...
July 11th, 2021
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The above GIF is in honor of the CPI Print which is on Tuesday. Rumor is its double digits...
Melt-up Summer?
July 5th, 2021
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Everyone is quite convinced that there is an imminent correction coming. Gamma Exposure is still positive and the underlying flows are too.
The Midpoint of 2021
June 27th, 2021
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By 12PM last Monday, the low was already in for the week and all the quad-witch OPEX impact was cleared off the board by the end of the session.
Approaching End of Q2
June 20th, 2021
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Quadwitch OPEX cleared on Friday and was one of the largest on record. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday were ugly in the markets.
It Sure Is Noisy...
January 11th, 2021
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Consensus on the outcomes would imply that no matter what, the market is going higher…
2020...Hold My Beer...
January 7th, 2021
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Yesterday the US Capital building was 'taken' by bandits but then subsequently 'given back' in the same day???...
Holiday Hangover?
January 4th, 2021
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VIX and the volatility proxies started moving right at the open today. All those hungover from the long holiday weekend were really not paying attention.
Same Same
December 28th, 2020
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Today was all about BTC...and when I looked at Bitcoin-Twitter this all I could think…
A$AP Guild
December 27th, 2020
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Took the week off last week from the posts because it is usually a benign week in the markets…
The River
December 17th, 2020
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We are live on the scene where we have caught an overthetop Bitcoin HODLer...doing their best Rick James impersonation
Palpable Hubris
December 16th, 2020
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Gamma call buyers doing their calculations prior to the FOMC announcement and zoom presser…
Its the LIQUIDITY until it isn't...
December 15th, 2020
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Gamma buying crew just getting those last minute calls in before the FED meeting tomorrow…
The Flop
December 14th, 2020
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We got the vaccine distributed today...and then we got London locking down on a new strain that they can't get under control.
Quad Witching
December 11th, 2020
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This is all I saw all weekend on twitter feed...it was like it would try to find me and make me look at it…
No Consequences Yet
December 10th, 2020
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A toast amongst call buyers today at the close…"here's to no consequencessss!!!"
Tremor?
December 9th, 2020
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P-Diddy (or is that Chappelle-Diddy) has that Gamma Crew vibe down pat…
Echoes of 2008 and the return of Mr. Greedy
December 8th, 2020
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Referees overturned yesterday's turnover for the gamma call buying crew and they got to replay the down
Flag on the Play
December 7th, 2020
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Gamma call buying crew looking for the flag on the play after throwing the interception today…
The Show Must Go On
December 6th, 2020
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We are living in a time of negative interest rates, easy money, and unintended consequences…
Gamma House Mafia Strikes Again
December 3rd, 2020
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Another day another winter music conference ("Ultra" for those who have never been) ecstasy party…
We found a pile of $USDs...
December 2nd, 2020
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It looked like the Russell 2000 was just about to roll at the open this AM…
Bears' New Apartment
December 1st, 2020
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Bears are getting put into a padded room and given a straight jacket with all this gamma reinforcing call buying…
Radioactive Options
November 30th, 2020
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Last day of what has felt like the longest month (started with the 'Election') of the longest year ever (2020 is the gift that keeps on giving)…
Space Walking
November 27th, 2020
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Wednesday and Friday are two of the most thinly traded days of the market year.
Be Like the Elephant
November 24th, 2020
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We evidently only care about our stocks based on social media coverage.
Joe and Janet
November 23rd, 2020
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Joe Biden is in. Janet Yellen is in. So there are no more questions it appears for the market to 'worry about'.
King Dollar or Not?
November 20th, 2020
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OPEX has now cleared so let's get right to it.
Your Move Joe...
November 19th, 2020
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There was nothing happening today which is pretty standard for the day prior to an OPEX.
Lockdown 2.0?
November 18th, 2020
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Well around 2PM today there was some pretty gnarly news about schools in NYC shutting IMMEDIATELY.
Green Fields
November 17th, 2020
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Bulls did not have a $PFE or $MRNA vaccine news in the overnight session last night to create a gap, ramp, and camp open…
Cured
November 16th, 2020
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Bulls had another early Xmas present last night with another +1-1.5% overnight futures session of gains to walk into the AM session with.
Glove Save + OPEX This Week
November 13th, 2020
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Bulls needed a glove save on Friday to get back to the bullish stance heading into OPEX this week…
Walking the Tight Rope
November 12th, 2020
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Markets played out exactly as we expected yesterday with the reflexive bounce finishing this morning in the indexes…
Market Haymakers
November 11th, 2020
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Markets were flat today with the exception of tech/semis reflexive bounce…
Are the FLOWs heading out?
November 10th, 2020
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Markets were sporadic today but volatility stayed subdued as the session progressed throughout the day.
The COVID Dollar
November 9th, 2020
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There is a great amount to unpack this evening and the weeks ahead are going to be far from smooth.
The election is "over"...so now what?
November 6th, 2020
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This is penned on Saturday so we have taken into account the announcement of Biden being declared victorious by most networks, outlets, and media parties.
2-SIGMA week and a buy everything kinda day...
November 5th, 2020
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Today was the third gap, ramp, and camp day in a row. Futures markets were where all the action is at the moment…
Tech Giant Biden?
November 4th, 2020
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Today was all about big-tech (FAANGM's) and then momo-tech as it appears that Joe Biden will be the next President…
Is the Election a trigger or not?
November 2nd, 2020
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Today the market was green - but it stemmed from the gap, ramp, and camp from the overnight futures market.
It's the FLOWs
October 30th, 2020
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Friday was more consolidation favoring the bears in the short term as FLOWs are just unrelenting in that the equities as everyone is hedging.
Four Horseman of the Apocalypse
October 29th, 2020
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Markets were teaching the shorts that bought puts right at the close yesterday a little thing about 'put buyer in the hole' short squeezes…
Wave 2...
October 28th, 2020
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Markets were SCORCHED today (that is a shameless plug for today's algo featured below btw)...as you can see that volatility is starting to heat up.
Sensing some seismic activity...
October 27th, 2020
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Markets tried to bounce in the AM and...no dice with a rather volatile close leaving most of the market a little red.
"Liquidity Baby"
October 26th, 2020
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As all of last week was a chop-fest...today was the opposite. It was "RANGE EXPANSION" as we call it here internally.
Nothing Burger
October 23rd, 2020
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It was another "Nothing-burger" again on Friday. Most indexes finished mixed/flattish.
Fighters to the center of the ring...
October 22nd, 2020
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All eyes on the Presidential debate tonight where the fighters will enter the center of the octagon…
Nope...can't cross the street yet...
October 21st, 2020
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Another day...another dud from the stimulus musical chairs crew.
The Manuch and the Nance walk into a bar...
October 20th, 2020
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Today...we choose not to explore much broad market commentary. Why?
Are the Bears out of hibernation...
October 19th, 2020
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Have we triggered a new doom loop? Maybe. Too early to tell formally yet.
A market with no concerns...
October 16th, 2020
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Things were pretty mild all day as there is literally NO FEAR in the markets at all right now.
Still waiting for a trending move intraday...
October 15th, 2020
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There was quite a drop at the open, but we have a saying around here at vigtec, "all gaps get filled."
Ruh roh...trouble ahead??
October 14th, 2020
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Well the market did not disappoint today with the bearish trending readings that we began to see yesterday.
From Buzzed to Skunk Drunk...
October 13th, 2020
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$AAPL (Apple Inc.) had their latest product release aired today at 1PM EST.