TICK - SPX Divergence

Tyler Durden's picture

With cumulative TICK readings inching ever higher intraday, the S&P is ignoring what amounts to a concerted push to force stocks up. What other tricks remain up various sleeves?

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Dixie Normous's picture

Despite repeated attempts by the Nas futures to rally the troops like John Belushi running out of Animal House, the S&P is holding back.  Could it be JPM?  XLF? Or just holding off until 3PM when the baton can be passed onto the Asian markets and the cycle can begin again?

Market Leap Frog.

Anonymous's picture

FX pairs have been sideways since 11.

Howard_Beale's picture

Check out the options activity in Wells Fargo OCT 24 puts...over 45000 so far today.

mule65's picture

Several blocks at 0.60 -- Buffett buying insurance?

blackebitda's picture

buffett is scared. he is all invested and may have no one to sell to as his paper wealth fades. hard for an elephant to get out of a pond with alligators circling to eat you. that is unless many elephants can stomp on them. 

Gordon_Gekko's picture

Buffet and his creed are about to go the way of the dodo. Oracle of Omaha my ass - more like the Hypocrite from Omaha.

Anonymous's picture

Gordo, why so negative lately? Your Gold is working for you. I thought you would be in ecstasy these days but you sound like agony... I'm worried. What gives little buddy?

--Dr Phil

Howard_Beale's picture

even more happened in the Jan Wells puts---100000 puts sold at 20 strike, 50000 bought at 25--simultaneously. That calls for a 5 dollar range with a takeout pricewise of .35. Buffett? who knows...just a huge amount in WFC for one day.

deadhead's picture

wfc's balance sheet sucks imo.

they are my sleeper pick for junker of the year.

AnonymousMonetarist's picture

Mr. Valentine sets the price at 1045 max .. we'll see.

2003 vintage being chilled just in case .

Fat dumb and stupid is no way to invest ...

AnonymousMonetarist's picture

 1,043.56  may be close enough for government work.

Anonymous's picture

If WB was buying insurance, anyone think he'd "disclose it" like he wants everyone else to.

Bearish Spirits's picture

It's responding now...to both TICK and to DXY dropping like a stone.

Anonymous's picture

What's TICK?

blackebitda's picture

when one has to do all the buying, the bears just let the manipulators wear themselves out. the tick against the falling tape and now against a strong demand 30 yr bond may reveal that into the close and next few days. 

Anonymous's picture

The CPCI is trending higher, daily and weekly.

Anonymous's picture

1:56pm SPX 1042.67. Abby Joseph Cohen is my Allah.

Anonymous's picture

One of the top guys at Bank of China was quoted yesterday or day before to say that he sees bubbles everywhere--not just China--everywhere. Folks, it's easy to see the bubble that the other guy is sitting; what's hard is seeing your own bubble.

Where is all the money going? Lots of expansionary monetary and fiscal policy around the world. Lots of money, i.e., credit, being created. Who receives that credit and operates with it? Well, it's not the salaried class, the folks who buy homes and groceries and new school clothes at retail. No. It's the people who trade in assets. So the money ends up in assets. But not all assets. It ends up in those assets that big money people invest in--the big money people who end up with the stimulus. As Jerry Reed once sang, 'she got the gold mine, I got the shaft.'

So. Maybe it's not a sucker rally, or a bear rally, or some other kind of rally. Maybe it's just a bubble. Remember, the U. S. dollar is supporting a carry trade, for chrissakes. I can remember when only the yen provided the fuel for carry trades. But now our interest rates have been zero for quite a while--if you're the kind of person or institution who can borrow money at zero interest. Remember, all the chumps (like me) can only sell money at zero interest. But some people can borrow at zero.

It's a freaking bubble folks. Deflationary thinking is hurting your wallet. There's inflation. But the inflation is not in the stuff that chumps buy; it's in the prices of assets that big money plays with. Like common stocks and bonds.

F. Horne

blackebitda's picture

then why all the insider selling? are the $100, $200, $300 priced stocks rising? the banks are buying the bonds with their tarp money?