Europe Ends Worst Week In Six On AAPL-Driven Upswing

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Most European equity and sovereign bond markets suffered their biggest loss this week in the last six. Thanks to a somewhat notable rally from the US open today into the European close (seemingly driven by AAPL's bounce off its 55-week average and S&P 500's bounce off 200DMA), things don't look like the 'worst week in six months' that we had been expecting. European credit markets moved tick for tick with stocks - though we note risk appetite does not seem to be following through in high-yield credit. Spanish bond spreads rose 27bps on the week (and Portugal 45bps) as Europe's VIX closed up 2 vols on the week at 22.35% (well off its highs of the day at 24.75% which are two-month highs). EURUSD slid below 1.2700 into the European close (down ~200pips from the highs) - its lowest in two months.

Sovereign bond spreads bleeding...


Credit tracking stocks in general on the week - though XOver was far higher beta in the selloff


while Spain (and Italy) saw their worst weeks in the last six


but they look a lot better on the week than they did before the US open...


and EURUSD is back at two-month lows...


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Fri, 11/09/2012 - 12:46 | 2964766 jeff314
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People talk about the Fiscal Cliff but what about the debt ceiling...

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 12:51 | 2964785 fonestar
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In other news the morons at OWS are going to fight the power... (by buying debt and dollars lol)

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 12:52 | 2964790 Mark Carney
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noothing to see here, move along.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 13:35 | 2964939 slaughterer
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BEARs are fucked: this will rally until triple witching in Dec.  See ya all at ES 1520. 

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 13:49 | 2965000 gjp
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Man you are all over the map, slaughterer. Did you forget to take your meds?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 14:24 | 2965227 slaughterer
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Meds?  I moved to Colorado yesterday.  I am fine now.  

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 12:47 | 2964768 LongSoupLine
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Just a speed bump on the freefall down.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 12:51 | 2964784 JPM Hater001
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That's my thinking.  The ramp up to 13245 was much steeper before the plunge to Thursdays 12811 low. 

This is like the tragic mastodon who succumb to the tar pits and most likely died from exhaustion as the vultures picked at its decaying, not yet dead, carcass.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 13:28 | 2964913 Rathmullan
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Some bot jockey still has the pre-election buy confidence ramp algo on. Probably Kevin (the dumb ass).

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 12:56 | 2964804 spastic_colon
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all setting up for a bond marketless monday rally

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 12:48 | 2964773 Calidreaming
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I say-  "Let em crash"

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 12:59 | 2964814 Sweet Chicken
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+1 Excellent Airplane quote! 

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 13:03 | 2964827 buzzsaw99
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Ham on white, hold the Mayo.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 13:38 | 2964951 Sweet Chicken
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Enough with your 'white zone' shit again

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 12:53 | 2964778 GraveyardSpiral
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@jeff314:  Its not considered a"real" ceiling if you live in a tent; you just pick it up and move it somewhere else.... so the inhabitants don't see the that they are downstream of a leaking dam!!

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 12:53 | 2964792 climber
Fri, 11/09/2012 - 12:57 | 2964805 mess nonster
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we're all fucked

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 12:58 | 2964808 falak pema
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chose your partners appropriately, if u can.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 13:18 | 2964872 ThirdWorldDude
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+1   Counterparty risk at play.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 12:58 | 2964811 Yen Cross
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 Would POTUS come out and speak already!? It would be nice to get one trade in today.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 13:04 | 2964832 NotApplicable
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Wait, I thought he's through with public appearances. What's he got left to say?

Maybe he'll give his opinion on the BCS rankings, or something?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 13:02 | 2964822 Martdin
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You know it's bad when QE to infinity isn't enough

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 13:05 | 2964838 Earl of Chiswick
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Heads UP for the next scene in the puppet show

The President will be arriving with a smirk and bringing human props along to make his point - a couple of down on their luck folks who represent the 99%

(Translate  FU Boner these are two of your constituents)

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 13:32 | 2964931 Yen Cross
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 The CNBS BTFD mill is redlining right now! The tools just don't get it... You can't grow your way out of this mess. We should be delevering and downsizing.

  Those guys are so levered up that they believe their own shit... They are running scared, like a bunch of "hobos", fighting over a ham sandwich.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 13:34 | 2964936 stormsailor
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if you sold all your /es shorts at 1364.5.  time to reload is around 1387.

just a public service message.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 13:38 | 2964952 slaughterer
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Gee Tyler, were we supposed to start shorting AAPL yesterday?  Does ZH membership come with a vaseline delivery from Costco?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 13:57 | 2965040 stormsailor
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your pic is making me strain my eyes slaughterer.


if you were to take my above advice set a stop out at 1389.  never,ever,ever trade /es without one.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 14:40 | 2965329 BobRocket
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Only Apple are buying AAPL now

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 15:03 | 2965451 stormsailor
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thank u, thank u ver mush.      hold that to the close and make some coin.

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