Price Action

We're All Yen Traders Now

At almost 90% of GDP, the Bank of Japan’s balance sheet is just bat shit crazy! No other way to describe it...

S&P Futures Slide Ahead Of Bank Earnings

S&P futures extended their Wednesday decline, dropping in the overnight session with banking shares in focus ahead of results from JPMorgan and Citigroup. European stocks likewise retreated along with the dollar, while Asian shares were mixed.

One Trader Can't Wait For This Week To Be Over

If ever the markets needed a long weekend it’s right now. And if liquidity conditions and the anecdotal lack of interest in new positions are any guides, traders have been heading for the hills all week. Still, there are some lessons to be learned from the past few days, so it shouldn’t be a total loss. 

When Bulls Collide

With this backdrop of weakening underpinnings of the “Trump Trade” but exuberant hopes of a continued bull market run comes the potential collision between markets. It is highly unlikely that bond bulls and stock bulls will both be right.

"Hard" Economic Data Slides To One Year Lows

With 2017 EPS expectations at 2017 lows, 2017 GDP expectations at 2017 lows, and real bond yields at 2017 lows, it should hardly be surprising that 'hard' economic data has collapsed to its lowest level in over a year. What should be surprising is the equity market's desperate clinging to 'soft' survey data's high hope levels...

David Rosenberg: "This Is A Bubble Of Historic Proportions"

"This bubble is on par with what we had in the States back in ’05, ’06, ’07. We have to actually take a look at the situation. The housing market here is in a classic price bubble. If you don’t acknowledge that, you have your head in the sand."

China Surge, Rising Oil Push Global Stocks Higher; S&P Futures Flat As Fed Minutes Loom

European stocks rebounded after a downbeat start, aided by a return to the post-Euro open momentum ignition in the USDJPY while Asian stocks rose after China shares surged 1.5%, the most since August. For now S&P futures are fractionally in the red, although we expect them to turn progressively higher as US traders get to their desks to frontrun the now traditional "post open" ramp.

Futures Slide As Weak Start To Q2 Continues Amid Global Growth, Political Jitters

Global stocks were pressured by a poor start to the second quarter in the US, where carmakers reported disappointing sales data, slamming auto stocks around the globe. The selling has persisted for a second day, with Asian stocks, S&P futures fall and European shares all partially in the red today after their biggest decline in two weeks.

Breslow: "The Pain Trades Are Giving Traders Headaches"

The Fed has been hiking. Their speeches have been consistently optimistic on the traction that’s been achieved toward reaching their mandate. And more, rather than less, portraying a board on the same page. Yet the pain trade keeps traders reacting much more to any perceived dovishness.