Stocks Are Having Their Worst Day In A Month

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Since Friday's holiday-shortened session, US equities have tried and failed to sustain the exuberance of the month, quarter, year. Volume is heavy but postive breadth is becoming narrower with fewer and fewer names leading the rise and the break in EURJPY is weighing heavily on the overall markets as stocks catch down to recent indications from bonds, the USD, precious metals, VIX, and credit that the Fed taper may be coming sooner than many hoped. And it's a double-POMO Day... get to work Mr. Henry.


The carry unwind continues to drag stocks down...


as the Pre- and Post-Thanksgiving pop has folded quickly...


Can you tell from the lower pane (relative volume) which days were sell-offs?


Charts: Bloomberg

Bonus Chart: Did the S&P hitting its Fibonacci extension level mark a technical turning point?

(h/t Brad Wishak)

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Tue, 12/03/2013 - 15:36 | 4211139 Disenchanted
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Losses cut in half(or better) by 1600

bet me?

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 15:42 | 4211172 TheLooza
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good thing we didn't shake on it. All those protective puts just threw a little more fuel on the fire.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 16:05 | 4211228 eclectic syncretist
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Amazon and Jeff Bezos going on 60 minutes to proclaim that AMZN would soon be delivering packages with flying drones marked the top of the insanity/absurdity for this cycle.  How fucking out of touch can you get?  I remember in 2000 it was being proclaimed that everyone in New York city would be commuting on Segways within a year too, and that coincided nicely with the top for the insanity of that market cycle.  Can you imagine millions of hurried and worried people simultaneously going every which way on Segways on the sidewalks and streets of New York City at rush hour?

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 16:27 | 4211321 Occident Mortal
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I made some good money today with my DJIA short I've been talking about this past week.


Long may it continue.


Sell -

Buy -

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 15:49 | 4211190 Headbanger
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Yeah, but then what?

Massive epic biblical horrifying terminal apocalyptic wicked bad implosion has just begun.

Oh, try to avoid walking near tall buildings for the next few years.


Tue, 12/03/2013 - 15:38 | 4211154 Canadian Dirtlump
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As always, being a silver stacker, I am available for moral support for anyone reeling from a shit kicking, or for tips on how to better take future beatings.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 15:39 | 4211156 Ness.
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Right on cue.  ZH puts out a negative mention on stawks and K-Hen "gets to work."

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 15:46 | 4211182 gjp
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yep, the ZH effect, set your watch by it

and really, down 0.5% when Europe was down 2% show K-Hen was at work the whole time, or at least his well-trained Pavlovian minions were ...

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 15:39 | 4211159 NOTaREALmerican
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Where is the graph of The Fed's balance sheet valued in BitCoins vs the S&P500.   That's what matters!

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 15:43 | 4211164 1835jackson
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Sold almost 30% of my winnings back last week just below 16k. Now I wait for the blood on the streets then pour the 30% right back in. What a sad game this is. Also did I not read somewhere that if the JPY 10yr rises by 100bps then 80% of tax revenue would go toward interest payments? Kyle Bass perhaps?

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 15:43 | 4211165 ebworthen
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This is making my day.

Now it just needs to keep going down; -20% would be a good start.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 15:43 | 4211178 max2205
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Good call TD...pomo starting to kick in

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 15:46 | 4211181 q99x2
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I've got a trannie, a double Pomo and a midget to match your double Poma. I'll see your Krugman and raise you a Bernanke.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 15:48 | 4211186 Dr. Venkman
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This is the second double POMO day in a row that has left the markets . . . unimpressed.

hmmm...where did I put that chart of December POMOs again?

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 15:50 | 4211196 Iam Yue2
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Anyone seen Hugh Hendry?

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 15:59 | 4211226 RockyR
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everyone wake up this morning and realize obama is still president or something?  what gives?

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 16:03 | 4211248 ebworthen
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Hey Tyler, kudos for the "Fibonacci" & "Precious Metals" key phrases for the post.

They will have their revenge, eventually.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 16:09 | 4211276 Clowns on Acid
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Is Pomo done for the day yet Mr feckin' Henry?

Gotta sell going into close. Probably get ass handed to meself, but its just too much immorality for one day.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 16:13 | 4211284 moneybots
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How many petals are there on the Taper Flower?


Taper, no taper.  Taper, no taper.  Taper, no taper.  Why the FED is forced to taper.  Why the FED can't taper.  Reminder why the FED is forced to taper.  Reminder why the FED can't taper.

Was just looking at a chart showing the S&P is ahead of POMO. Is it just another taperscare rumor to pull the S&P back to in line with the FED balance sheet, to be followed by a no taper at the December meeting?  Another, just buy the dip moment?

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 16:13 | 4211287 CvlDobd
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There are so many more fib extension levels above this one! We can hit them if we all just cover the shorts and buy! Lets do this!

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 16:58 | 4211425 PontifexMaximus
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Nothing to worry about, just another day in paradise, the FED is doing it's duty, move on.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 17:37 | 4211558 The worst trader
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Green tomorow no doubt

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