Yield Curve

Bond Rout Fades With Futures Flat Ahead Of Payrolls; Pound, Yen, Oil Tumble

S&P futures are little changed following yesterday's rout even as Asian and European markets continued selling; the pound slid on poor factory data, the yen tumbled after the BOJ intervened to stabilize the JGB bond market, precious metals flash crashed early in the session, while the selloff in oil accelerated despite yesterday's massive inventory draw, although at least yesterday's sharp bond tantrum has stabilized.

When "Whatever It Takes" Ends

"This is tantamount to holding a beach ball underwater.  You know what happens when when the ball is released.  Such as when a prominent central banker unexpectedly speaks out that the days of holding that ball underwater may be coming to an end.  We just had a little taste of that this week."

The Super Bubble Is In Trouble

Once the Super-Bubble pops, we will see for sure what people demand as the ultimate means of payment: gold or cyber units, or both.

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The Fed just raised the Fed Funds rate by 25 bps to 1.25%.  However, long term rates rallied by 50 bps!  Mohamed A. El-Erian, bond market veteran and specialist wrote today that the Fed should continue to raise rates “and that policy makers should take seriously the growing risk of future financial instability, especially in the absence of a carful normalization”.