It seems nobody understands the dynamic of margin calls, but that's what's going on with today's rally: There is an absence of margin liquidation selling by brokerage houses and now traders are looking ahead to Tuesday's earnings report.
Yup! That's what just happened. No more MARGIN LIQUIDATIONS for leveraged traders!
Good call. Shorts have exhausted the sellers.
Expect an analyst to come out and reiterate earlier comments that the sell off is overdone.
And ANOTHER day of bizarre Relative Strength while the markets were tanking. That tells us that strong hands are buying up RTN shares. I expect an analyst upgrade soon (after they've accumulated shares bigtime).
Somebody knows something as there seems to be strong hands holding up the stock while markets have tanked.
With all the recent contract wins, I'm guessing guidance is going to be raised at the conference call on July 23.
Dollar exchange rate for foreign sales? Will they miss their quarter? Or?
Can't find any specific news that would justify decline.
Today is NG options/futures expiration... Does anyone know if there is a significant effect during options expiration of traders rolling over their contracts to the next series. Would that be generally BULLISH or BEARISH for UNG, which holds the front month contracts? The UNG roll dates for the July contract were last week.
I'm thinking that NG traders would be rolling over not only their LONG positions, but also their SHORT positions, so it would be a net wash for UNG, but not sure. Or are people EXERCISING their short/long options positions, which -- if PUT Options prevail -- would cause shorting pressure because exercising a PUT option means initiating a short position...
Can anyone explain the dynamic more clearly? What causes the fabled volatility at options expiration?