SpyGate on Wednesday detected 166 STT program trades, 500 less than the day before. This is a normal day of trading. Sells were larger than buys resulting in a small deficit of $431M to the sell-side.
Sell Programs dominated the morning trades although the activity was quite light. After hitting the AM low around 10:20, the markets climbed to the day’s high right at high noon. On the way up at 11:32, opposing program trades fired around the 4174 ES level. The AM high drifted down into 13:00 where it turned around and drifted back up into sporadic sell programs around that 4174 area again. The closing MOC trade looks to have started around 15:00 as activity picked up. Sell programs just before 15:00 sent the tape lower hitting an afternoon low around 15:20, thirty minutes before the 15:50 MOC reveal. The tape drifted higher and one minute before the reveal sell programs fired at 15:49 and sent the tape lower. The close was a drift up into the 4160 area.
Keep that 4174 on the radar.
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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.
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