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Gold And Bonds Lead As Stocks Sit At Cliff's Edge (Again)

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Equities are holding 'off their lows' for now as Treasuries are pushing on to the lowest yields of the day (swinging from +4.5bps to -5bps now). Gold has pushed to the highs of the day (with Silver +1% from Friday's close). S&P 500 futures sit at the lower-edge of their 3-month up-trend channel and today's volume on the downswing was notable. Risk-assets in general are tending to be more risk-averse than stocks though we would not be surprised to see a pull up to around 1515 for a VWAP test before resuming any down-trend. JPY is up 0.5% against the USD but overall the dollar is higher on the day also weighing on risk-appetite.


S&P 500 futures are hovering at the lower-edge of that 3-month uptrend... volume on the downswing was well above average...


but Bonds and gold are considerably less gung-ho about all this...


and overall, as Capital Context's CONTEXT model shows, risk-assets in general are decoupling weaker from stocks for now...


Charts: Bloomberg and Capital Context


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Mon, 02/25/2013 - 14:37 | Link to Comment redpill
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Risk on!  What could go wrong?  It's not like the economy is shrinking.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 15:04 | Link to Comment FranSix
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You can either have the red pill, or the blue pill.  But they're not telling you they're suppositories.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 16:57 | Link to Comment Motorhead
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Market dropping like a rock...Dow 30 down over 190 pts with four minutes of manipulation left.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 14:37 | Link to Comment Confundido
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It's time the punctual morning slam down resumes retest the lows.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 14:39 | Link to Comment Flounder
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Yep, big reversal, earlier was looking like a rebound to new highs now the EURUSD has toes on the cliff's edge and VIX looking to shoot for the moon.  Someone save us...

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 15:02 | Link to Comment Flounder
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If the EURUSD was an olympic diver it would get 10s from all judges except the Italian judge who was too bewildered to vote.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 14:39 | Link to Comment Groundhog Day
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the economy no longer matters, as long as the 85b keep rolling in month after month, the market will keep climbing

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 14:43 | Link to Comment Abraxas
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it's gonna take more than 85b/month to keep it going...much more

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 14:45 | Link to Comment Coldsun
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Hyperbolic like increases

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 14:51 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
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G-suits, bitchez!

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 14:58 | Link to Comment a growing concern
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Need moar heroin!!!!  Otherwise this market's gonna pull a Kurt Cobain.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 15:04 | Link to Comment kliguy38
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You are correct Mr. Abraxas. Its not very hard to understand the math and without MUCH more added/month, the hole will swallow the entire pyramid. 

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 14:43 | Link to Comment SilverMaples
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Time for the afternoon's pump ...

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 14:48 | Link to Comment steveo77
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Mon, 02/25/2013 - 14:49 | Link to Comment Edward Fiatski
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Woop-woop, EUR below 1.3140-50 for the first time since the start of the year. See to it, that it closes there.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 15:04 | Link to Comment Edward Fiatski
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Touchdown! At 1.3091. The 200 DMA is at 1.3070.

FX is not buying Hopium. Ye sellin'?

W III is still not finished, but tomorrow should be a quiet day.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 14:49 | Link to Comment MFLTucson
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Clown show!

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 15:19 | Link to Comment monopoly
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Lets not insult clowns. They are much more intelligent than this. :)

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 14:50 | Link to Comment john_connor
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With leverage maxed out, $85 billion per month will have less and less of an effect on nominal price increases.  Therefore not only must their be never ending QE to keep the market rising, but perpetually increasing QE!!!

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 14:59 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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 DXY is coming up on Jan.2012 highs and the 61.8% Fibi of last years(2012) high/low. Ben figures if he is going to screw the world over with his money printing, he should destroy any export advantages we have.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 14:59 | Link to Comment FinalCollapse
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Memo to all MSM: Bloomberg, CNBC, et al: Always insert the phrase 'Italian cliff optimism' so the text mining algos will go into overdrive. If things go bad, insert the phrase 'Eroding Italian cliff optimism'. All is good - the same business as usual. 

Happy fudging.

Ministry of Truth

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 14:59 | Link to Comment PersonalRespons...
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Quick, get Kevin on the horn.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 15:00 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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whats this, t-bonds soaring? whocouldanode

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 15:00 | Link to Comment Racer
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Dax has had more than 200 point move today high to low!

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 15:01 | Link to Comment Caracalla
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Nice dip today for the BTFD crowd  (snicker, snicker...)

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 15:02 | Link to Comment Caracalla
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Wish I had bought myself some bonds this morning, lol

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 15:18 | Link to Comment CuriousPasserby
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I was planning to buy some stackables today. Tell me the price will drop tomorrow due to margin calls or something...

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 15:19 | Link to Comment Mugatu
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This is the calm before the Gold and equities dump resumes.  Fed needs to protect the bond market above all else right now.  To do this, they will trash other stores of value like PM's and paper assets like stocks.  Their manipulation will allow smart PM buyers to buy gold below $1500 very soon.  Save your powder for now and get ready to buy in the next few weeks.   

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 15:30 | Link to Comment A82EBA
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i dont need buying opportunity..need what i got to go to $3k already..It Is Time LionKing!

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 16:16 | Link to Comment espirit
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Am thinking the same thing, so a +1 up arrow for you.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 15:34 | Link to Comment devo
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When the FED said they might have to adjust asset purchase they meant (a) more and (b) stocks

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 15:57 | Link to Comment Tombstone
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$85 billion a month won't even be enough to keep Europe afloat.  Don't forget that Uncle Benny is sending big buckaroos to Europe, although the msm financial channels would never tell us. 

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 16:02 | Link to Comment thismarketisrigged
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do u thinnk these fucking assholes will try to pump market towards end of day and close it green, or close to?


im worried they may, and i will fucking flip if they try and do so.  from down 100 plus to now 60, fuck them if they do

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 16:11 | Link to Comment Yardfarmer
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Mon, 02/25/2013 - 16:12 | Link to Comment A82EBA
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Au + $20

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 17:51 | Link to Comment UnRealized Reality
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Geez, here we go again Equities go down ONE day and it's the end of the world, pretty sick of hearing the same "the sky is falling" only to be proved wrong again. So, how many people putting their money were their mouth is? probably no one cause it only makes good headlines and nothing else. This is a debt crisis, not an equity crisis. Get over it, all that money ISN'T going into Gold, stop the delusions and be objective and get your head out of Alex, their coming to get you, Jones. Where is his money???? I think I clicked one to many times, see ya.

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