• ilene
    01/28/2015 - 19:33
    Suppose you could print up counterfeit dollars, euros or yen that were identical to the real things. Fun, you think? Here's how it plays out. 

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Tyler Durden's picture

High Beta And Yield Celebrate Lehman 6 Year Anniversary By Plunging





It appears today's weakness in stocks (most notably high-beta momo) and bonds (HY credit weakness) was triggered by two "ma"s - grandma Yellen and grand-poohbah BABA's Ma. Hawkish FOMC concerns took the shine off HY credit (and stocks) but Treasury bonds rallied modestly (5Y -3bps, 10Y -2bps). However, high-beta momo stocks dragged Nasdaq and Russell lower as 'smart money' proclaimed this was making room for the Alibaba IPO (which raises the question - if there is so much pent-up demand money on the sidelines just dying to be lost in the stock market, then why were so many high-beta, high-growth, momo names being sold today, theoretically in order to make room for the BABA IPO?) The USDollar ended marginally higher (GBP weakness, EUR strength) but most commodities gained on the day (Copper down on China) with WTI back to $93. Stocks did have a mini-melt-up on absolutely no news whatsoever into the last hour but gave most back. The Russell 2000 is -0.5% in 2014.

 
Marc To Market's picture

Technical Overview Ahead of Next Week's Key Events





Simple review of technical condition of the capital markets.  Light on polemical zeal, and heavy on technical analysis.  

 
Marc To Market's picture

Scottish Jitters Past Peak?





Quick update, and outline of reasons to suspect anxiety over Scottish independence has peaked. 

 
Marc To Market's picture

Dollar Bulls in Drivers Seat





The euro has fallen an unprecedented eight weeks in a row.  The dollar set new five year highs against the yen before the weekend.  Here is an overview of the near-term technical outlook.  

 
EconMatters's picture

Inflation Pressures in Core Food Components





Eating out for the weekend brings home the idea that food and restaurant costs are only going up on the whole... 

 
EconMatters's picture

Mixed Emotions for the Gold Market





Gold Bears Have Wind at their Backs as Technicals likely to fail to downside over Near-Term.

 
GoldCore's picture

CME Halt Electronic Gold and Silver Futures Trading Due to "Planned Software Reconfigurations"





CME halted trading on its electronic platform and said it was due to "planned software reconfigurations." CME, which owns the Chicago Board of Trade, New York Mercantile Exchange and other markets, made the reconfigurations over the weekend as part of ongoing upgrades to technology, a spokeswoman said in a statement. Market participants were left scratching their heads as to why the "planned software reconfigurations" did not take place prior to the commencement of trading.

 
Marc To Market's picture

Dollar is Stretched, but will it Correct?





Overview of the technical outlook for the major currencies, bonds, Treasuries, stocks, CRB and oil.

 
Marc To Market's picture

Beware of Corrective Forces





Overview of the price action in various currencies, S&P 500, Treasuries and the CRB Index

 
Marc To Market's picture

Dollar Rally Set to Pause





Outlook of the foreign exchange market in the week ahead, with some observations about equities and bonds.

 
Monetary Metals's picture

Like Dripping Silver Icicles





Notice the “icicles” dripping all over the place? They occur at different times of the day. What are they? Each one is a brief but dramatic price drop.

 
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