AAPL Rampapalooza Saves The Day

Tyler Durden's picture

Volumes picked up for most of the day as US equity markets jerked lower - back to pre-QEternity levels - and AAPL slide ever so gently all day to touch its 50DMA. With about an hour to go, it was clear something had to be done and AAPL levitated on small-lots (as opposed to the bigger lots on the selling) as it pushed back up to VWAP automagically - and dragged the S&P futures back above its VWAP and into the green. Highest AAPL volume in almost a month but trade-size was average as S&P futures levitated 8 points in a straight line and VIX was banged back from 16.5% to 15.7% (down 0.6vols on the day). Stocks were in a world of their own in this liftathon - as Treasuries wiggled along at the low yields of the day and the USD rose all afternoon (from Europe's close). Oil tumbled under $92 and commodities in general slid slightly lower (though intraday vol was high). Staples and HealthCare remain the only post-QEternity sectors in the green. Finally, today's S&P futures action looked more like a EKG than equity trading and with volume leaking badly, things feel a little W&R-like.


Stocks ended this afternoon in a risk-world all of their own - as our risk-asset-proxy (CONTEXT) would not play along...


As AAPL's small-lot (yellow-bars in chart h/t @eminiwatch) algo-liftathon to VWAP (red line) dragged the world of stocks up...


and the jerky-nature of S&P futures today was remarkable with 2-4pts snaps and then the straight-line tickle-algo into the close...


Though the week's action and 'recoupling' in Gold/Stocks/USD might explain where the energy for the ramp came from... though Treasuries sulk along the bottom...


But S&P sectors certainly tell a less-than-exuberant, high-beta-chase story post-QEternity...


Charts: Bloomberg and Capital Context


Bonus Chart: AAPL's Drop-and-Pop... as the stock fell, volume was sporadic with some big blocks going through (lower pane volume, middle pane - average trade size for that minute). Once we hit the 50DMA, average trade size suddenly dropped and became much more stable (i.e. small-lots used to auction the market up) and volume picked up - surging as we passed VWAP and those institutional orders could be filled at or above VWAP... fascinating day

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BattlegroundEurope2011's picture

We don't need no stinking "Jobs"

CPL's picture

Drudge and MSM are having a pissing contest on dropping a video tape to the public.  


All of you will want to watch this one, once the footage is out.  This one is big, like the end of America big.

bnbdnb's picture

What you talkin bout Willis?

Dr. Richard Head's picture


SilverTree's picture

I hope it is the grand reset we are looking for.

Dr. Richard Head's picture

Can't imagine it would be being that it is a campaign video and being reported by Drudge.  Probably some past affiliation between Obama and some communist or something like that.

Comay Mierda's picture

I hope this vid is the one Breitbart was hyping to release back on March 1 this year.  .... and guess who died mysteriously on the midnight of 2/29?


LawsofPhysics's picture

Not really an "end of America" big then.  Damn it CPL.

CommunityStandard's picture

I can't even think of a video that could be "End of America" big.  The gubmint will spin it and everyone will believe it.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture


I can't even think of a video that could be "End of America" big.

I can. Romney and Obama together in some unknown, but no doubt very exclusive club, drinking together and passing a doobie back and forth. They're laughing about how the gullible public believes that not only does voting make a difference, but that America has a two-party system as well.

They then find amusement in the fake economic statistics that are forced onto everyone while playing a game of who can come up with the most hilarious thing to put into Bernanke's next script.

After that, they talk about their retreat plans for escaping the country when the whole corrupt edifice collapses. They deride the military, who will be abandoned without fuel or supplies in whatever place they find themselves. They mock the DHS and FEMA, referring to them as the red shirts on Star Trek, and try to guess how many days they'll last before being totally wiped out by angry, starving, armed mobs.

During this discussion, they have some more laughs talking about people who mistakenly believe that they're "insiders". They try to picture the looks on the faces of particular people when they're thrown under the bus as targets to blame instead of jetting off to mountain/island compounds with the real insiders.

The video ends with Romney and Obama, both clearly crocked, planning out the debates together.

knukles's picture

Try the last fucking Bilderberg Meeting. 
Nah, that wouldn't do it....


Paul Krugman's dream come true. The Alien Invasions....
O and R smoking doobie with an alien (no silly, not Mexico, I mean Uranus style...)
Nah, that wouldn't do it....

Bringing back the NFL substitute refs!

There, fixed it!

Where's Ron Paul when we need him... no more substitute refs!

Dr. Engali's picture

Then they give each other a big passionate kiss and the video fades out.

knukles's picture

Oh Jesus, Doc....
That's just so wrong....

CPL's picture

Watch it.  The communist allifiation, who cares, walk through a university campus, thousands of them until they graduate.


Something else.

fonzannoon's picture

so this thing is going to be released tonight?

CPL's picture

I don't know, I'm not on OPs for channel.   Pissing match continues though.  Drudge is putting the link up and taking it down...putting it up and taking it down.  I'm people told by people that are sane it's big enough to spoil the soup on the debate tonight.

fonzannoon's picture

I hear you, thanks for the heads up. However big it may be I still think the public is too deluded to give a shit.

CPL's picture

Rumours so far:

  1. Aliens.../x/ has shown up with the slender men.  Something about Aliens attacking...not likely
  2. Michelle Obama mouthing off in a church from a million year ago.  Maybe.
  3. He's gay and this is the video.  I think it's wishful thinking of the Pink crew.  
  4. Obama doing a crack whore.  Seriously when would he find time.
  5. The stormfront dickheads are doing their usual shit...god there are alot of Russians mixed in with those guys now.   They are getting tossed out of channel as far as they come in.
  6. Lots of troll baiting as usual, youtube batwing ballsack videos, rick rolling, cock shots.


Something must be big because we have government visitors floating around IRC so it's a wild card.  Very tight which is very weird.   Nobody seems to know anything which is spooky.

CPL's picture

No that's the placeholder on his site.

CPL's picture

I don't understand the cultural context of the video, is there something shocking about this?  He's talking to a bunch of kids 

Squid Vicious's picture

CPL please go away until you learn the lesson of Matt (zion) Drudge baiting the Faux-tards... thanks in advance

CPL's picture

Ahhh, what would an darkweb online experience be without you Stormfags?


Peddle the dead messianic elsewhere, you promote Zion as much as you are repelled by it.

Squid Vicious's picture

ok this is "End of America big" I am waiting for this news...

CPL's picture

So is everyone else..

If it's another one of drudges hit generation self promotion bullshit stunts...everyone is still floating around, I'm going to wait for the tube storm to catch up with this.  If it's big enough there will be 120k worth of spin off video 12 hours after it's release.


Must be serious though if Fox doesn't want it dropped.

Squid Vicious's picture

you're right must be serious...Drudge says 'DEVELOPING'... Yawn

CPL's picture

Thanks, but as a Canuck I'm not getting the impact of this at all.  Some anons want to go burn down his site now with Fox.  

So stupid, should have known drudge was waffleing.  Like when Tom Green had a big announcement when he was with Monica Lewinsky in Ottawa the big press conference was for her new hand bag line.  Hell of a troll.  LIke getting Rick rolled.


Otherwise, Cops beating the crap out of the walmart warehouse workers is bigger news in my opinion.  Those warehouses are 80% of the US supply chain., Walmart doesn't just store their own stuff, they also offer cheap cold storage for other companies they are in partnership with and they ship everywhere.

CPL's picture



For those of you that want to troll his viewers.


Nuked the channel on us...

flacon's picture

Half those "tube storm" videos are a still photo explaining how stunning the video is - but no video. 

CPL's picture

And I think you are right on the complete and total disinterest.  The Cognitive dissonance is strong with the viewing public.


Another rumour is watergate kind of tapes.  Another one is Assange is dead and this is his game changer he's been promising for four years.

q99x2's picture

No it was just the end of Breitbart. I think it is a video pf Michelle with her real husband or a video of Obama being created by a high tech 3D printer.

bnbdnb's picture

Obama is really CIA from Mars.

bnbdnb's picture



Probably something along the lines of "white people holding the black man down"...

Squid Vicious's picture

no, one of the kardashian whores fucked a rhinocerous and they are fighting over the rights to the videotape

LawsofPhysics's picture

Okay, I'll bite.  Do tell, what is the "big" news?  The end of a hundred year experiment?

ZeroAvatar's picture

Bin laden was rendered into sausage and fed to the Muzzies as 'halal'?

lakecity55's picture

I hope it's a video of Dick O'Bama porking some 8 year old boy while wearing a hijab.

Dr. Richard Head's picture

That would sway as many Democrats to Romney as a video of Romney fucking a male horse in the ass would sway his base to vote for Obama.  The stalwarts will be stalwarts.

ParkAveFlasher's picture

<< Obama does boy

<< Romney does horse

(hint: trick question)

Squid Vicious's picture

i'm guessing it's another Drudge yawner that will excite the Faux news watchers for a few hours ... then down the memory hole - which isn't too hard for their 70-90 yr.old audience

Dr. Engali's picture

I'm kind of digging the "vote like your lady parts depend on it" picture.

jeff314's picture

fuck you Bernanke...