Tuesday’s SpyGate saw 172 bots detected, which was 86 less than Monday’s trade. There were more sells than buys and the sellers built an all-day deficit of 1B to the sell-side. Total bot-detected trades were below a below-average $23B. The AM session was dominated by sell programs in light bot trading. The mid-day session was a bit more even with 6 sells vs 4 buys. Overall the bots were slightly negative on the day.
Bots stubbornly sold into the morning rally. At 12:04 a large buying bot triggered the detector and completed the rally around 13:00 where I assume some news events triggered 5 sell bots. The closing two hours triggered a buy right at 14:00 that gave price a lift into the close.
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SpyGate detects several different types of programs trades. An STT program is a simultaneous triggered trade. The detector looks for a basket of symbols trading at the same time. The price action around these detected trades helps us deduce if the program was a buy or a sell. Our detector reports the number of symbols in the trade, the number of individual trades executed, and the dollar amount of those trades.
What is SpyGate?
SpyGate is a proprietary tape reader that analyzes price action on all the exchanges and sniffs out unusual trades. The detector follows price action and accumulates adaptive knowledge using Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to recognize algorithms and program trades as they execute. The first implementation detects STT Programs ( Simultaneously Triggered Trades). These basket trades execute thousands of transactions in milliseconds. The transactions are in millions of dollars. This product is under heavy development and is currently available free for our traders in our Trade Chat trading room along with the MiM and live breaking news. You can join us by purchasing a subscription to the MiM.
What are the Intraday Trading Sessions?
To fully understand how the bots are trading, we have broken down each trading day into sessions. These sessions overlap sometimes, but they feed into our ever-increasing datasets for our AI and ML training. These sessions are defined as:
Time Of Day
09:30 => 16:00
09:31 => 15:59
ALL (Excludes the open and the close)
Open (only the opening minute)
09:31 => 12:00
AM Trading session
12:00 => 14:00
14:00 => 15:49
Final 2 hours (excludes the last ten minutes)
MOC Reveal (trading around the MOC release)
Dquotes (trading around Dquotes release)
15:50 => 15:59
Final 10 minutes (actually 9, does not include the close)