• About Chris Prybal

    Chris Prybal is a Quantitative Analyst who contributes fundamental, technical, and sentiment research as well as analysis to SchaeffersResearch.com. Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Cincinnati and his research has been quoted on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Barron’s and Forbes Magazine. Chris has analyzed and traded derivatives for over 15 years in addition to his research prowess. Chris can be followed on Twitter @ChrisPrybal

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    Bullish Case for Panera Bread (PNRA)

    by  • June 4, 2013 3:27 pm • Breaking News, Chartist Corner, Charts to Watch, Lighter Side, Quick Hits • 0 Comments

    Panera Bread (PNRA) is an equity that continues to defy. Panera Bread is trading at All-Time Highs. After analyzing all liquid equities for trading opportunities this name stood out, not only because of its strength, but because of the doubt surrounding the equity. Plus, there is a bonus element which I’ll explain in a...

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    Quick look at Put / Call Ratios

    by  • May 29, 2013 3:28 pm • Breaking News, Broad Market Analysis, Chartist Corner, Charts to Watch, Quick Hits, Reader Q&A, Weekly Top 5 • 0 Comments

    In early April, 2013, I wrote about Equity-only Put / Call ratios in a blog post which can be referenced here:  for convenience here is a link to that post. Quoting from my previous work I stated,  “from contrarian lenses one would expect to see the “Euphoric” nature of human spirits bubbling over with...

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    Update on Global Shipping Indicator

    by  • May 8, 2013 6:00 am • Breaking News, Broad Market Analysis, Charts to Watch, Lighter Side, Quick Hits • 0 Comments

    In this week’s column I will discuss a Global Shipping Indicator that suggests the underlying strength of the market remains intact despite the persistent disbelief that has accompanied this rally. This post is a follow up to my original discussion on this topic, here is a quick link for your convenience.   The Container...

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    NYSE Margin Debt Net Worth at Record Levels

    by  • May 2, 2013 3:17 pm • Breaking News, Broad Market Analysis, Charts to Watch, Quick Hits • 3 Comments

    With the latest release of NYSE Margin Debt statistics, I’d like to update a previous post where I illustrate Margin Debt graphically and offer a few comments. For convenience, here is a link to my previous post. Per the NYSE, member organizations are required to report monthly their aggregate debits (amount borrowed by customers...

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    3 Stocks Making All-Time Highs With Bearish Sentiment

    by  • May 1, 2013 6:00 am • Breaking News, Broad Market Analysis, Charts to Watch, Quick Hits • 0 Comments

    On April 3rd, 2013,  I blogged about 3 Under loved Equities making All-Time Highs. A link to the blog post can be found here. At that time, I focused on (TSLA) Tesla Motors, (CL) Colgate-Palmolive, and (NKE) Nike due to their technical strength amidst negative sentiment. Since that posting, TSLA is up 33%, CL...

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    NYSE Margin Debt approaches Record Levels

    by  • April 17, 2013 7:17 am • Breaking News, Broad Market Analysis, Charts to Watch, Quick Hits • 0 Comments

    Based upon statistics from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Margin Debt is approaching all-time high levels. In this post, I present the data graphically and help explain what you should know about Margin Debt. Per the NYSE, member organizations are required to report monthly their aggregate debits (amount borrowed by customers to purchase...

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    Dissecting Equity-only Put / Call Ratios

    by  • April 10, 2013 5:00 am • Breaking News, Broad Market Analysis, Charts to Watch, Lighter Side, Quick Hits, Weekly Top 5 • 3 Comments

    In this week’s blog, I’m going to take a look at three separate Equity-only volume Put / Call ratios. Monitoring Equity-only P/C ratio’s is an important aspect of analysis for those who like to keep tabs on the mood of the market. And by extracting Index and ETF volume, you get a clearer picture...

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    3 Under loved Equities making All-Time Highs

    by  • April 3, 2013 5:30 am • Breaking News, Broad Market Analysis, Chartist Corner, Quick Hits • 0 Comments

    This week I’ll discuss a few equities that notched all-time highs recently. You won’t find me talking up Wall Street’s favorite names though, I am going to focus on three equities that are Under loved from a sentiment perspective. For starters, lofty levels of short interest on outperforming stocks allow the possibility for a...

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    Three Key Fibonacci levels to be aware of

    by  • March 27, 2013 6:00 am • Breaking News, Broad Market Analysis, Chartist Corner, Charts to Watch, Lighter Side, Quick Hits • 0 Comments

    Today, I’d like to take a look at a couple Fibonacci retracement levels that have caught my eye. A Fibonacci retracement is a technical pattern that refers to areas of support or resistance. Most charting packages have Fibonacci functions programed, but if not, these levels can be computed by taking the distance between two...

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    What does this Stock vs. Bond Indicator say about Market Strength?

    by  • March 20, 2013 6:00 am • Breaking News, Broad Market Analysis, Charts to Watch, Quick Hits • 0 Comments

    In this week’s column I’d like to discuss a Stock versus Bond ratio to gauge the recent strength of the rally, and to put into context the ascent we have seen in equity prices, relative to bond prices. I will focus on two ETF’s (Exchange Traded Fund) in this post, the State Street Global...

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