Correlation Desks Gone Apeshit: Announcement Gov't To Allow 13 Oil Firms To Restart GOM Drilling Whacks... Silver??!!
And then there was one... correlation desk. Following Reuters news that the US government would allow 13 oil firms to restart deep-water Gulf of Mexico drilling without the new environmental review (under certain conditions), oil drops, drillers spike... and precious metals plunge. Obviously, this is just because silver extraction is so very closely tied to how deep underwater a given jack up can reach. Record correlations may have declined, but only to be replaced with correlations that no longer make absolutely any sense. This is just how ridiculous the power of Wall Street's correlation desks is now that almost nobody is trading.