Bernanke-Based Buying Bonanza Buoys Bonds, Bullion, And Boeing-Less Stocks

Tyler Durden's picture

Even with duelling Fed members today (Bullard vs Plosser) the message from 'the man' led markets on a one-way street all week. Even though Boeing impacted the Dow (and Trannies):

  • S&P managed its best week in 6 months (+2.6%);
  • Gold's best week in almost 8 months (+5.1% or $62);
  • Treasuries' best week in 13 months (10Y -14.5bps);
  • High Yield bonds best week in 20 months (+3%); and the
  • USD's equal worst week in 21 months (-1.8%).

VIX remains modestly bid and IG credit spreads are underperforming. Market breadth today was weak as S&P volume was low and the intraday range the lowest in 5 months.


Before we discuss the exuberance, let's look at what dragged down the Dow (and implicitly the Trannies) today. Boeing hit the Dow for a loss of 40 points - but that didnt matter as the algos had only one mission - a green Dow!!!


Boeing saw its heaviest volume day ever, falling over 4.75% on the day (settling at VWAP as institutional orders hit)


Of course it wouldn't be US equity markets withouit the late-day - seemingly Bullard-driven volume-less - vertical ramp job in stocks... a pure algo-driven stop-hunt just for shits and giggles... AND S&P futures collapse back to VWAP after hours - total fucking lunacy in the indices...



The S&P's best week since the first week of the year...


Gold's best week in almost 8 months...


Treasuries' best week in 13 months (after exhibiting some JGB-like Fed-has-lost-control volatility over the past few weeks... 10Y -14.5bps, 7Y -21bps (but the whole complex sold off 8bps or so from the US day-session open)


which is intriguing given the extremes in sentiment... (h/t @Not_Jim_Cramer) with the bullish view having troughed in August 2012.


High yield bonds best week in 20 months...


and the USD had its equal worst week in 21 months...


Homebuilders were best on the week (+5.7% - best week in 3 months) and while all sectors were green Energy, Tech, and Financials were the underperformers (still up around 2.3%)


VIX remains bid as it seems not everyone is buying the idea that this all-time high close break is the sign of another leg higher...


Charts: Bloomberg

Bonus Chart: This is the best 13 day run in the S&P since October 2011; that time the S&P 500 lost 140 points in 2 weeks following...

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Say What Again's picture

All the talking heads say that the bernanke is looking at "jobless rates" and shit, but that is not correct.

The Bernanke is looking at the "short interest," and he will not stop until it goes to zero (or zero hedge).

flacon's picture

Russell drops into the close. $RUT / IWM. Now... let's have a huge sell-off on Monday...

Say What Again's picture


With all the "B" words in that title, I'm surprised you didn't find a way to encorporate one of the following;

Breasts, Boobs, Bootie, Bush, Booze, Bada-Bing, Banzai, etc

McMolotov's picture

Bernanke's bewitching beard balloons banker boners. Barf.

Chupacabra-322's picture

Off topic, my appologies for spaming.  Lets light these District of Criminals phone lines up and stop contributing to your own debt bondage and enslavement to the Criminal TBTFBanksters.  WithDraw you money OUT of them!

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Unfortunately, the big banks and some in Congress want to raise taxes and impose new fees on millions of credit union members, who together represent 40% of all Americans. And, they want to do this despite the fact that credit unions are not-for-profit.

Please don’t raise taxes on 96 million credit union members. Don’t tax my credit union!

EmmittFitzhume's picture

That's what I believe too!  I think you're right. All the money is for them and they'll be damned if logic is going to prevail

markettime's picture

Seems to me everyone is just staying put, not selling, not buying yet they are slowly accumulating puts to hedge a drop. (Just in case)

Honey Badger's picture

Total fucking lunacy is right.

max2205's picture

The US is running on fumes....your fumming I am fumming

thismarketisrigged's picture

ive got to start off by saying this. 


we all bash cnbc on here, and rightfully so. they are as far distanced from reality as possible, there ratings are at record lows, thanks to tyler for showing us all that with his great charts, etc.


However, i can not stay away during the 3 pm hour. its like watching a comedy show. we all love to have a good laugh im sure, and there is nothing funnier than maria every day asking people if they buy the dips, stephanie link, that stupid bitch always wanting to buy stocks no matter how fucking overvalued they r, etc. its great comedy, and i love to laugh.


also, i laugh when they say ''investors'' are pouring money into the stock market. investors? algos and hft computers are the only things buying, and of course the fed. 


its amazing how john hilsenwrath can fucking take a shit and the market will move higher on that ( not today, in general) but when a big fed member like plosser talks about bubbles, ending qe this year, market does not  blink, and if not for boeing would have prob been up a good 50 plus pts.


also, who the fuck would buy into this market over the weekend, when china is releasing gdp numbers which are supposed to be horrendous? i guess as we all know data means nothing so i guess that is the answer





McMolotov's picture

It's wrong to watch CNBC for laughs for the same reason that it's wrong to watch the Special Olympics for laughs.

Colonel Klink's picture

They're both mentally handicapped?!?!  Difference is CNBS are the only ones faking it.  The SO should be commended for their honest efforts.

Lady Heather...UNCLE's picture

Wish I had BTFD at 1560...oh well, on any dip back to 1666, I am 'all in' <sarc>

random shots's picture

Went long in December 2011 when it was at 1260 and held all the way. 

McMolotov's picture

Buncha bullshit, bitchez.

francis_sawyer's picture

Biddy Bodder [Shalom] Bernanke bought bum butter... Blah said she, bum butter's bitter, but it's blended in my batter... Biddy Botter PRINTED better butter, better than the bitter butter... Now her bitter batters better...


In news from the Middle East...

The sixth sick shiek's sixth sheep's sick...

q99x2's picture

It's good to have a little getaway money for the weekend. Job well done.

FieldingMellish's picture

Gold's best week in 18 months not 8 months?

eclectic syncretist's picture

COMEX gold trading is at a standstill so far this month, and JPM still has a gold inventory deficit problem.

Ladies and Gentlemen: we have a three-fold problem:

i) the total dealer inventory of gold remains at  a very dangerously low  level of only 30.66 tonnes and none of the 9.5 tonnes delivery notices from May and the major part of the 30.70 tonnes from June  issued by JPM  on its dealer side  has  yet to leave.

ii)  a) JPMorgan's customer inventory remains at an extremely low 136,380.609 oz.
If you are a customer of JPMorgan and have your gold in its vault, I think it is best to remove it before we have another fiasco like MFGlobal.

ii  b)  JPMorgan's dealer account rests tonight at 401,877.493 oz.  However all of this gold has been spoken for plus an additional 98,122.51 oz of deficient gold.

iii) the 3 major bullion banks have collectively only 26.03 tonnes of gold left in their dealer account.

unwashedmass's picture

this is all going to end so so so badly. 

BlueStreet's picture

R2K dumped into the close could have something to do with the futures dumping after the close. 

disabledvet's picture

big boobs bartiromo drops the f bomb. tells ZH'ers bwahahahahaha. ;0

pragmatic hobo's picture

bernanke is either an evil or an imbecile (but not both). He should know by now continuing with his free money policy will blow a bubble that is far more dangerous than the one he blew 5 years ago. Either he is trying to fan this bubble to maximize return on those who invested in obama election or he is truly a clue-less imbecile.

Colonel Klink's picture

Ben Bernanke buying bullshit bonds bouying bankrupt banks barely.

nakki's picture

Where's the amzn chart man (short and getting beaten)??? I'm just hoping its March of of 2000 and she's about to blow again. I've been trading for many a year and really get dumber every day. Some one please talk me down!


BlueStreet's picture

Feel your pain, not short amzn but s&p's and it's been torture.  Only thing that will make either of us feel better is if the 1687 s&p high can somehow hold and we can trade down to the 200 day.  The article linked below about amzn makes the argument that Bezos is being viewed as the new Jobs and has the trust of the big money.  If the market rolls over it will too so hang in there and see what happens next week, it's a make or break week IMO.

nakki's picture

Thanks for the link, read the info piece earlier. Will probably puke at the top so I'll give you a heads up when I do. While I think the company is rather good at what they do, ship stuff,  they still have a hard time make $$$. I don't think they ever will, and with their push to build more warehouses, distribution centers, I think this will catch up with them soon. Falling out of favor with "investors" is another thing all together. We shall see after earnings or should I say after they post a small loss but bezos comes out and say blah blah blah future. Good luck with the short S&P thing, I too have puts on.

I am Jobe's picture

Need more pretend that USSA is fine

White Trash Souly Beauty Shoutout


...out of space's picture

i still think that crash in the markets will start after merkel is re-elected. red october. and in januar ben will step down so it will be like when bush left the white house. and according to jim richards chinese will have 4t of gold by the end of the year.

so no taper next week, not time to go short yet


glennvtx's picture

Last thing i saw boeing impact was a runway at San Francisco International.

Catflappo's picture
Bernanke-Based Buying Bonanza Buoys Bonds, Bullion, But Boeing Bellyflops