Market Recap: Wholesale Selling
Today's market action has been essentially one-way wholesale selling of every dollar-denominated asset class (except allegedly Kindles, which are now accepted as Fed discount window collateral (until HR 1207 passes we won't really know), and are rumored to soon have a direct brokerage feed allowing readers to buy (but not sell) Amazon stock). Stocks and bonds (entire curve affected, not just the far end) are both getting pounded, with the VIX climbing almost 10%, as the dollar has been rising all day. Either this is another headfake, this time without a Dick Bove scapegoat, or a dollar renaissance could finally be in the making, with a subsequent drubbing of all dollar-denominated assets. Once again the question is does the world, in its ongoing duel against the US federal reserve, finally feel lucky?