"Good" News Sends Markets Into Schizophrenic Dysphoria
UPDATE: Bond And Gold Weakness has been unwound and both are now higher as the USD retraces most of its gains
Stocks initial knee-jerk "good news is bad news" reaction was a 0.5% plunge in prices and the rest of QE-sensitive assets also reacted in a "taper" way with gold dropping, USD soaring, and bond yields spiking. But the USD strength implied JPY weakness and that just provided the momo ignition for carry traders to lift stocks 1% straight up as the heads-I-win, tails-you-lose trade continues. Gold has retraced some of its losses but the USD and bonds are stil under pressure as the US open approaches.
and this is why stocks are jumping so happily (for now)... AUDJPY leads the way...
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