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Biggest Drop In A Month For Stocks Led By Big Bank Battering

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Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are down 6.5% on the week (and even BofA has turned red on the week) as US equities have started to show 'slight' strains on European fears (as well as global PMIs and US earnings - what else is there?). Homebuilders gave up all their week's outperformance in the first hour of the day. Dow Transports are down 2.5% on the week now - notably underperforming and reverting their outperformance. VIX surged 1.25 vols to 14.00% - with protection remaining bid relative to stock's modest drop so far. While Treasury yields pushed lower all day (-6bps on the week) as did WTI (-1.5% on the week now), gold and silver flatlined after the spike higher this morning (both up 1.4% on the week). JPY strength was a key factor today as carry-trades were unwound. Risk-assets in general were once again highly correlated as credit tracked lower closing at its lows of the day like stocks. Equity trading volume was above average but average trade size is still falling and S&P 500 futures inability to hold VWAP into the close suggests institutional selling pressure is picking up.

 

 

Trannies leading it lower...

 

but the major financials (as we warned post-CCAR deja vui from last year) are tumbling...

 

VIX is bid relative to stocks but breadth was weak today as selling was clear in underlying names as well as index protection...

 

FX markets stayed relatively rangebound this afternoon (if you look at the Dollar Index) but there were some significant shifts away from the EUR...

 

 

and HYG (high yield credit) tumbled in the last hour or so (with manic revrting ramp at the last second) putting pressure on risk-assets (as Capital Context's 'SPY Arb' model shows in the lower chart)

 

Chart: Bloomberg and Capital Context

 

Bonus Chart: All the wonderment at the strength of the homebuilders as some indicator that things are rocking and rolling and we are off to the races - we thought this chart might help...


 


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Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:20 | Link to Comment chubbyjjfong
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You groin itching, Indian food belching, sweaty, hairy, xenical fart smelling, heaving fat piece of gutter licking, sasquatch’s crotch sniffing, fallopian tube weeping, sack of lard shit banking fucks!

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:29 | Link to Comment vulcanraven
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LongSoupLine would be proud

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:33 | Link to Comment kaiserhoff
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Jim Grant just carved Ben a new one on CKGB.  I'm sure the Tylers will have it up soon.

The only thing he endorsed was gold miners.  Said the whole damn thing is an exercise in price fixing.

Bwaahahahahahaha.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:38 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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GOAL-SEEKING COCKSUCKERS!!

 

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:44 | Link to Comment idea_hamster
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"...fallopian tube weeping..."

Wait ... wut?

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:21 | Link to Comment McMolotov
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Bankers and trannies going down...

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 17:24 | Link to Comment max2205
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Tvix needs to get to 1, 000 to hit a 52 week high.  

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:21 | Link to Comment redpill
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But I thought Cyprus didn't matter?

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:23 | Link to Comment insanelysane
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Just a one off event.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:21 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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So BTFD then ?

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:30 | Link to Comment knukles
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"bite the fucking dick"
Our new banker greeting

"Hi, Mike. Bite the fucking dick"

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:42 | Link to Comment toys for tits
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TBTF= Torture Bankers, Then Fire 

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:31 | Link to Comment Catflappo
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Fuck you Kuroda....   (need to say moooaaarr)

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:21 | Link to Comment knukles
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Where's Krugman to explain all this dear mongering and silliness?

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:23 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
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Deer Mongering?

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:26 | Link to Comment knukles
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Typing badly Got stuff on my fingers

Meant fear... :)

Dumb fuck doesn't get it that is not whether we're fearful, it's that we anticipate others becoming fearful that makes gold the deal of the lifetime.

May he be eaten by a starving Russian oligarch

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:30 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
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That's why I rushed in to comment rendering it forever MOAR.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:21 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
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Good. Fuck Too Big to Fail.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:23 | Link to Comment Ineverslice
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Cisco takes a hit.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:24 | Link to Comment q99x2
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They ain't seen nothing yet. They screwed up God's work and its payback time.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:27 | Link to Comment knukles
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Now that's spiritual. :)

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:25 | Link to Comment Wile-E-Coyote
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You know what I want, the whole fucking system to fail. I want law and order to collapse, so I can go after those fucking bankers with a Bowie knife and cut their fucking bollocks off.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:29 | Link to Comment Dan Conway
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Correction:  you want law and order to be enforced.  Law and order has already has collapsed for criminals (both big and small). 

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:29 | Link to Comment Wile-E-Coyote
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Yeah I have two drones circling my house, fuck em.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:27 | Link to Comment IndicaTive
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We're changing 401k companies. 2-3 week blackout period begins Monday. This should be interesting.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:31 | Link to Comment Go Tribe
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Blackout? You mean you won't be able to see your digital assets for two weeks?

WTF?

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 18:06 | Link to Comment IndicaTive
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I'll be able to see them for a few days. No changes allowed though.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:28 | Link to Comment tallen
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Stocks can go down????

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:29 | Link to Comment wagthetails
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just relax, everything is fine. EU is just going to put Cyprus on DOUBLE SECRET PROBATION, which will, of course, contain the mess. 

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:29 | Link to Comment Cunnial
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Um, guys, theres something wrong my ES chart... It's red? Anyone else having this problem?

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:31 | Link to Comment BlueStreet
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What a beautiful color. 

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:39 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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Try flippin it upside down.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:30 | Link to Comment BlueStreet
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Fuck you Fink

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:30 | Link to Comment swissaustrian
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Goldman Sachs' and Morgan Stanley's CDS exposure to Cypriot banks is?

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:35 | Link to Comment toys for tits
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I was going to say that at least one bank will warn about exposure after trading tomorrow.  Bury it on Friday.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:39 | Link to Comment wagthetails
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Good question...and i'm sure the repsonse would be similar to that famous Enron call when Skilling called the analyst an ass.  I doubt either of those banks, in their response, would be 1/10th as well manored as Skilling

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:45 | Link to Comment toys for tits
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What do you thing he's thinking?

'Man if we could have just held on five years'.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:50 | Link to Comment wagthetails
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I guess even criminal can't time the market perfectly. 

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 17:26 | Link to Comment max2205
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Gs goes down because they want it to go down.  Moar cheap shares

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:31 | Link to Comment thismarketisrigged
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i hope our banking system crashes so hard.

 

i want these bankers in jail immediatley

 

bunch of fucking thieves they are, living off all our money so they can fucking spend wrecklessley and make a fortune.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:33 | Link to Comment stormsailor
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ALREADY BURNED MY DICK ON A DROP TO 1539 ONCE.  I'M GONNA WAIT FOR SOME FOLLOW THROUGH.   another bear trap, until it isn't.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 18:27 | Link to Comment Awakened Sheeple
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Good Idea. Coiling now. Don't get ahead of this thing, yet. I wouldn't be surprised to see us move back to the highs before rug gets pulled out.

Keeping my fingers crossed :p

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:40 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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Be careful here, goal-seeking leverage monkeys! It will only take a 5% drop to wipe you all out! 

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:39 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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Biddy Botter bought bum butter

But blended it in her big bank batter

'Blah' said she, bum butter's bitter & it's blended in my big bank batter

Biddy bought better butter

better than the bitter butter

now her big bank batter's better

~~~

Meanwhile ~ NEWSFLASH from the Middle East

"The sixth sick shiek's sixth sheep's sick"

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 17:21 | Link to Comment earleflorida
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:-))

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 17:50 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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More junks... I'm assuming that Biddy Botter is Hebrew too... [2nd cousin to Spiderman]...

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:37 | Link to Comment Mark123
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My thoughts....wow, some reality seeps into the market...is this the beginning of a big sell-off?

 

CNBC message - good entry point for people who have missed this great bull market.

 

Reality - Fed must allow odd day of sell-off to maintain illusion of a free capital market.  Shorts to get ass-raped tomorrow or next week by evil creatures with unlimited 0% overdraft accounts somewhere in the Cayman Islands.  Honest, hard-working middle class shrinks just a bit more.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:48 | Link to Comment SmallerGovNow2
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Was there no POMO today or what?

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:38 | Link to Comment slaughterer
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Tomorrow = surprise rally.  EVERYTHING goes UP again!

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 17:01 | Link to Comment reload
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I disagree: Friday, heading into a weekend of great uncertainty with unknown as well as known dangers very real,,,,,,,,we sell off.

Or Ben and Kevin just buy everything, as usual.

Disclosure-long puts as of the London open.

 

 

 

 

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:40 | Link to Comment Silverhog
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CNBC worked hard to down play Cyprus all day. "Come back to the Party" Who cares about a stupid Cat 5 Hurricane.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:44 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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Nothing to see here! It's a mere flesh wound!! 

Your arms are off you stupid bastard!

 

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:41 | Link to Comment Legolas
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Has there been any news or rumors about how much is being withdrawn from US banks, or even countries other than Cyprus?

 

Just wondering.  I know it's one of those lag stats, though.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 17:02 | Link to Comment Bill Blackstone
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My money's coming out tomorrow, for what it's worth. 

Cash rules everything around me; C.R.E.A.M. get the money, Federal Reserve Note y'all

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:42 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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Shit, I almost forgot...FUK U BERNANK!

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:43 | Link to Comment Mad Mohel
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What was that Fink bastard spouting off yesterday? Tempest in a teapot? The bearded one is even on the ropes saying his printing finger is tired and he looks forward to leaving. Down bitches down! Muahahaahahahahah

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 18:39 | Link to Comment Woodrox
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fillng in for byron wein probably

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:48 | Link to Comment dobermangang
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TIBX just reported missing revenue numbers.  Down 11% afterhours.

http://blogs.barrons.com/techtraderdaily/2013/03/21/tibco-drops-11-fyq1-...

Another canary dies in the tech software coal mine.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:51 | Link to Comment thismarketisrigged
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the funniest thing on cnbc was, at the end of the day they had some guy on and he said that being down 90 pts on the dow was not such a big deal ( i agree bc they rigged this thing so badly that 90 pt drop is not a big pct),

 

however, when we are up 90 pts, its considered a great day for wall st and everyone is partying there.

 

down 90 pts= no big deal

up 90 pts= party like its end of the world.

 

i hope we can get a few sustained days of red going.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 17:01 | Link to Comment toys for tits
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Unless Cyprus does something stupid like scalp depositors, tomorrow we'll have a circuit breaker trip on the down side IMO.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 18:41 | Link to Comment Woodrox
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on that note a 10% correction takes us back to dec 31.

 

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 16:53 | Link to Comment holgerdanske
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A once of event, ----like----- death?

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 17:17 | Link to Comment monopoly
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This is always a great wrap on the market. Love it. Thank you Zero Hedge.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 17:18 | Link to Comment EclecticParrot
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Even though I largely missed what turned out to be one of the coolest trading days of the year (with well-defined, easy-to enter moves and, at 2:10, the most obvious "hammer" candle bottom on the 5-min chart you'll ever see) due to HVAC issues, furnace salesmen, etc., the one saving grace is that today's events prompted me to spin my Van Morrison "Cyprus Avenue" MP3 from Astral Weeks.  Ah -- while there may not be a god, we humans often come rather close (Bach, Mr. Morrison, James Joyce, Vermeer, etc.)

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 18:44 | Link to Comment Woodrox
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blue parrot... what  county state am I in...the blue parrot bar owner is your generation i assume, based on van morrison, love his music....thought blue parrot was a strip club the first time i heard the name....ignorantly the name symbolism is lost on me

 

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 18:51 | Link to Comment fuu
Thu, 03/21/2013 - 19:20 | Link to Comment EclecticParrot
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Appreciate the links and comments.  "Caledonia soul" music will never die.  A bit off topic for market mavens (but you got your long sought after down day, so indulge us a bit, will you?), but Van M. fans who haven't explored his first  band in the 1960s when he was in his low Twenties, "Them", are doing themselves a grave disservice.  With a more caustic, bleating singing style and a band that blew away The Animals and other imitators, "Friday's Child" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRH8M-VyFHs) is top 5 on many Van fan's list, actually No. 1 for me.  (Unfortunately, expensive to find is the best compilation of this period, the 2CD "Story of Them Featuring Van Morrison", but the damn thing goes for $100+ on Amazon.  Scalping bastards, though wouldn't part with mine for 10X that price.)

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 17:27 | Link to Comment zipit
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Did someone say the C word?

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 18:23 | Link to Comment Burticus
Thu, 03/21/2013 - 18:38 | Link to Comment Woodrox
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Can someone Help me understand what the divergence to the FXE (euro) in the past 3 months has been with regards to global consumer plays , to name 3... sny, un, deo....sanofli, unlever,  diageo. prior to december 2012 they tracked the euro, since the euro hgas been under pressure , these stocks have not... assume others too.....my theory, flight to the safety of global staples?

thanks

 

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 18:39 | Link to Comment chump666
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Have to see what happens in Asia and futures.  FX is showing risk on, AUD spike, EUR can't crack deep below 1.30.  The money printers are going all out.  DXY is looking shaky.  The NY FED assault on the pesky USD is on:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/21/fed-forex-swaps-central-banks-...

This + the POMO will maintain a stock market run for Wall Street.  The CB swaps should be watched carefully, since QEinfinty hasn't been able to knock down the USD, to see who takes the whole amount.  BoJ just took the last one, which could be a cartel play to keep the stocks bid.

 

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 19:19 | Link to Comment Herdee
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BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH! Looking pretty risky to hold over this weekend.I'm not the trend trading type.I like to sleep on my money.

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