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Another Dow All-Time High But Bonds/Credit/Banks Ain't Buying It

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Wealth levies and a European banking system collapsing; dismal capital goods new orders; a miss for new home sales and Richmond Fed; almost the lowest volume of the year in stocks, and Treasury bonds trading at their lowest yield since the Cyprus debacle started - a perfect recipe to try a run to all-time closing highs in the S&P 500. The previous high close (not intraday) was 1565.17 on 10/09/07 and we missed it by less than 2 points today. What has taken us to these new post-Cyprus highs, safety - Staples, Healthcare, and Utilities (up 1-3% since 3/15 Cyprus). Banks remain battered with C, GS, and MS all down 5-6%. Treasuries and corporate bonds reflected a considerably different perspective on risk-appetite to stocks today. While the USD largely flatlined, with JPY weakening, EURJPY (and WTI it seems) led stocks higher on dismal volume. Gold, silver, and copper flatlined (following the USD's lead) but the disconnect between VIX/Stocks and Bonds/Credit was extreme by the close. VIX remains 1.5 vols higher than it was when stocks were last here and the protection bid in credit markets (and low volume in stocks) suggests equity algos simply forgot that Europe opens again in 8 hours.

Bonds and Stocks are incredibly disconnected post Cyprus...

VIX remains well bid to where stocks are (compared to last time)...

 

Credit entirely disconnected this afternoon...

 

and market breadth was decidedly weak as we soared this afternoon...

 

'Safety' has led us higher post Cyprus...

But financials remain under pressure...

 

Gold and Silver flatlined in general but WTI surged to 5-week highs...

 

Equity markets entirely disconnected from risk-assets today as correlation disappeared in a low volume meltup range trade...

 

Charts: Bloomberg and Capital Context

 


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Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:13 | Link to Comment McMolotov
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And we can build this dream together, standing strong forever, nothing's gonna stop us now.

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:18 | Link to Comment JenkinsLane
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"Don't stop believing....."

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:26 | Link to Comment Race Car Driver
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> Another Dow All-Time High

Man ... what would Orwell say?

We all know these markets are beyond rigged - rigged was the PPT back in the late 90's/early 00's. But to have headlines like this is just complete suspension of reality.

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:32 | Link to Comment machineh
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Second highest S&P close EVAH.

Prolly blow right past the record (1565.10) tomorrow (that's the way they work).

85 billlion here, 85 billion there, and pretty soon you're talkin' some serious fiat levitation.

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:39 | Link to Comment McMolotov
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"Alright, don't worry even if things end up a bit too heavy, we'll all float on..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTAud5O7Qqk

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:42 | Link to Comment flacon
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...and then it hit me like a ton of bricks. All of my money is actually somebody else's LIABILITY. This Note is legal tender for all debts public and private. 

...and then it hit me like a ton of bricks. All that glistens isn't dollars, it's gold and silver.

 

Who am I? I am Tylder Durden. 

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 17:15 | Link to Comment Ness.
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It's getting worse by the minute.

 

3/26/2013 4:10:54 PM (CY) Cyprus Fin Min Sarris: Uninsured Laiki Bank depositors could face 80% haircut - financial press- Uninsured depositors may have to wait 6-7 years for a payout. **Earler: the Cyprus Central Bank's Demetriades confirmed Bank of Cyprus uninsured deposit losses will reach 40% (as earlier indicated).

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 03:53 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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I am Jim's complete lack of surprise.

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:29 | Link to Comment max2205
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I am getting filthy rich buying tna on the last 30 min.  Thanks ben

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:51 | Link to Comment Cdad
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There's an open...and a close.  And the hours between are entirely meaningless.  I'm sure this insures fabulous capital allocation.

Thanks Ben Bernanke...for this wasteland you have made for us.

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:20 | Link to Comment Supernova Born
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Believe it or not,
I'm walking on air.
I never thought I could feel so free.
Flying away on a wing and a prayer.
Who could it be?
Believe it or not it's just Ben.

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:23 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:47 | Link to Comment Cdad
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Nice grinding riff.........

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:23 | Link to Comment Charles Nelson ...
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I'm walking on sunshine , wooah
I'm walking on sunshine, woooah
I'm walking on sunshine, woooah
and don't it feel good!!

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:34 | Link to Comment eclectic syncretist
Wed, 03/27/2013 - 03:54 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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"Eight miles high (and falling fast!)..."

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:27 | Link to Comment Banksters
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The US has finally decoupled, from reality.

 

In other news, hot money is flowing into oil. That oughta stimulate the economy.

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:39 | Link to Comment eclectic syncretist
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What's so fucking evil about a bunch of tiny bubbles? - Ozzy Osbourne

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEuNk4JMsUM

 

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:30 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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Can I see your license for that?
Did you pay taxes on that?
You didn't come up with that quote alone! Others made it for ya!

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:14 | Link to Comment Dr. Richard Head
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So when will there be a convergance between the S&P and the 10Yr?  I can hardly wait.

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:19 | Link to Comment Frank N. Beans
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when you hear the KA-BOOM

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:24 | Link to Comment darkhorse007
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More like Kapoooya-Kapoooya!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YO5WJBlfpg

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:47 | Link to Comment AnonymousCitizen
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No, DEISEL BOOM.

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:32 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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WHEN s. JOBS RETURNs from the death...

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:46 | Link to Comment Dr. Richard Head
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Awesome.  So it is soon then......much thanks.

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:17 | Link to Comment Super Broccoli
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"vix is high" and you wonder why ????

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:17 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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     Tyler you forgot, ' Outright Treasury Coupon Purchases'  3-26-2013 ( $2.75-$3.5 billion)...

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 17:18 | Link to Comment Ned Zeppelin
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Exactly  - it is a POMO day, as is tomorrow, and the next day, and. . . . .

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:19 | Link to Comment thismarketisrigged
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has there been 1 fucking time where we were down 1 day and did not fucking gain it all back and then some following day? disgusting how criminal this shit is.

 

look at this BS article from cnbc, i almost puked.http://www.cnbc.com/id/100592002

 

r they fucking serious? improving economy? what fucking data shows that, please show me bc i certainly missed it then. horrible richmond fed, new home sales, durable goods, but the data showed an ''improving'' economy? wtf

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:25 | Link to Comment orangegeek
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Back in 2000/2001 I think, but not sure.

 

Sure the economy is improving.  48M Americans on food stamps can't be all that bad.  Add in the free cell phones and the student loan defaults - it's all bullish.

 

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:35 | Link to Comment eclectic syncretist
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It's improving so much they've adopted stealing depositor accounts as a business model.

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:37 | Link to Comment One of We
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...said the burnt short....me too.....

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:44 | Link to Comment LuckoftheIrish
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I have made a hobby of going back and forth between ZH and Yahoo! Finance all day.

 

It's bloody ridiculous the way Yahoo! is nothing but bullshit about the "recovery" and non-stop Cramer.

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:52 | Link to Comment Lore
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Tiger Woods won today and got a natural blonde gf.  Bullish.

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:25 | Link to Comment jtz5
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I am a burned short like many others, but the higher this market is ramped, the more concerned I get for "society."  This shit is just crazy.  I can feel the desperation across the globe.

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:37 | Link to Comment NoWayJose
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They never let any economy actually crash and cleanse itself.  Only out of such a crash is a sustainable recovery possible.  If the price of food, oil and commodities matched the global economies, we would see gasoline at just over $2.00 a gallon and consumers would have enough money to 'stimulate' real growth.  Instead, we have a handful of speculating banks and hedge funds driving up leveraged positions in commodities, and as a result, they are hurting employment and consumer spending, while holding down any hope of a global recovery.  And the Fed doesn't see this?  How many more years of failed QE will it take before they do?

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:52 | Link to Comment Cdad
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Oh...the Fed sees it.  Those guys know exactly what they are doing...and exactly what is lurching towards all of us.

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 17:05 | Link to Comment stormsailor
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sooner or later, the market is going to get a good douching.  and bernake is the nozzle.

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:54 | Link to Comment akarc
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Amen.

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:28 | Link to Comment DavidC
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Pathetic volumes today as well.

DavidC

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:29 | Link to Comment NoWayJose
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"equity algos simply forgot that Europe opens again in 8 hours".  But actually the most troublesome 'opening' is when an EU finance person 'opens' their mouth -- much more dangerous than any European stock opening.

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:33 | Link to Comment gjp
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So much the better for the Americans, who can point and laugh and pretend like they are so much better, when they are in reality far worse, living far more beyond their means, and much more guilty of living off of financial scams

Europe has been paying off for the U.S. for three years running now.  The fraudsters in D.C. and NYC are loving every minute of it.

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 20:11 | Link to Comment daveO
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If Benny Bucks weren't being sent to Europe, they'd already be broke.

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:33 | Link to Comment TumblingDice
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When there's a will there's a way. I would be very surprised though if we're not lower in a couple of weeks.

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:33 | Link to Comment orangegeek
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I would imagine that many indicators overlayed with an index will show MASSIVE divergence.

 

Had a look at the SPX (SP500) and the XVG (Value Line Geometric Index) for divergence.

 

And the result was that this gap is wider than Lady Gaga's rotten crotch.

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:36 | Link to Comment MFLTucson
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What a fucking clown act.

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:38 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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It is downright criminal to jack the market this high.

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:45 | Link to Comment Golden_Rule
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Risk [redacted].

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:48 | Link to Comment The Invisible Foot
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Just wait, in 1-5 years we will all be millionaires. Inflation baby!

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:49 | Link to Comment stant
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really sucks being the working poor in america .watching the dow and sp go up,with his gas. and the smart ones know they will have to make it happen at 28 hr next year or find a snd job

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 17:12 | Link to Comment Village Smithy
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I really feel that some dumb money is coming off the sidelines here. These are the people who think that the market is going to send everyone a memo telling them it's time to sell. They think that their e-trade or TOS account means they have "access". Here's a memo that may help you save your family some money; google "limit down on the open..".

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 17:57 | Link to Comment 20-20 Hindsight
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A few weeks ago, if I remember correctly, iLene (whatever happened to her?) was tarred and feathered by a majority of posters here because she was predicting that Dow was headed for the stratosphere.  

At that time, I must admit that I was tempted to jump on the bandwagon too, but a little voice inside me was telling me that she might be right.  Not because it made sense, but because nothing makes sense any more.  

 

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 16:56 | Link to Comment GrinandBearit
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One things for sure... the CNBC pundits are LOVIN' this low volume melt-up.

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 17:05 | Link to Comment Not Dutch not much
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The longer we are wrong,the more right we will be!

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 18:53 | Link to Comment Joe moneybags
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I should be a frickin' genius by now, ND.

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 17:17 | Link to Comment earleflorida
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fulcrum [ a OK?]

distance [proportional if bounded?]

leverage [# Qe'to infinity?] 

balance [unsustainable weighted debt?]

collapse [counterweight of ez... the final last straw?] 

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 17:12 | Link to Comment stormsailor
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the local economy is so cash starved, i can actually tell when a new wave of people get income tax refunds.   on those days my business goes crazy, people standing in line,  all the phone lines ringing, a mad-house.

 

next day will be dead as a hammer.  like today.

 

i had a high-end used car dealer tell me last week that he has yet to see anyone with a refund, and good credit come in yet.  those must be being held even longer.

 

i believe they are sending them out in small waves to simulate a normal economy. 

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 17:40 | Link to Comment vulcanraven
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Just got mine yesterday, took almost one month to the day. Instantly withdrew the maximum from my ATM and bought a stack of Morgan dollars from my local guy. Will be doing the same again tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day.

 

Fucking withdrawal limits can suck my balls.

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 17:14 | Link to Comment exartizo
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ummmm.. when does the Equity Insanity stop?

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 17:38 | Link to Comment earleflorida
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string and wave theory... both the same in physics?

currently the market is in the *[false hyper-stimulated] elevated linear string theory matrix-- but, rest assure, the cyclicality of wave theory is and can't simultaneously function  as one without the other making for radical recalibration--- thus, the two always bring equilibrium

yes, the laws of physics do apply to the velocity of money and delta where the timing is always redundant and rather mediocre-- yet this bernak thinks of himself as an einstein...

pathetic is he!?

jmo 

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 17:18 | Link to Comment fancyfree
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Dear Friend Tyler,

There may be something which the 1% of the market that controls 40 percent of total wealth and 60 percent of global revenue http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/1107/1107.5728v2.pdf knows that you don't, which is not just sleight of hands and mirrors.  What about improved governance, societal cohesion, and peace in the Middle East?

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 18:20 | Link to Comment chump666
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Looks like panic meltup ups.  Commodities: iron ore, copper all down, gold down, oil up caused havoc with proxy risk FX trades like the AUD, CAD (sent HFTs to bid stocks) all bid after outflows from Cyprus (safe-havens).  Total disconnect, but risk on trades no matter how wonky this market is, which drives the HFTs hunt stops.  The whole thing is out of sync and whack. 

It is in the lap of Nemesis.  I think she is ready to strike

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 18:46 | Link to Comment LawsofPhysics
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WTF?  85 billion per month, indefinitely.  Bonds and credit will be forced to "buy" it.

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 20:29 | Link to Comment IMA5U
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HYG JNK LQD all bought it

and HYCDX bought it

IG was 1/2 bp tighter

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