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S&P Drops & VIX Pops As 4th Hindenburg Omen Spotted

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Treasuries rallied from the pre-open release of inflation data this morning and never looked back (with 30Y unch on the week and 5Y -4bps). Stocks tumbled notably through the US open but recovered as Europe closed hovering quietly around VWAP all afternoon. The rally back in stocks coincided with a drop in VIX which smacked of hedges being lifted and exposure being reduced into the momentum-ignoted strength. Gold and silver saw weakness (though the latter is still +1% on the week). The USD weakened notably as Europe closed with some significant CHF buying. Stocks closed VIX was significantly bid (up for the 6th day in a row - and 14 of last 16 days) and the 4th Hindenburg Omen appeared as the cluster grows.


The cluster of uncertainty is growing as the 4th Hindenburg Omen appeared in the last week...


VIX closed higher for the 6th day in a row again (as it was into end November)


Stocks dipped from the US open, ripped from the EU close, then dumped at the US close...


JPY carry was not supportive at all... and correlations have broken


Anxiety is high and bonds were bid (especially after CPI)


as was CHF...


Gold ansd Silver jumped around the US equity open but quickly fell back (and notably appeared to drop into the low inflation print)...


Clearly, tomorrow's FOMC decision will be the make-or-break on yet another cluster of Hindenburg Omens - but it is obvious that anxiety is high.


Charts: Bloomberg


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Tue, 12/17/2013 - 17:34 | Link to Comment HUGE_Gamma
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can we expect a BONUS CHART!!! tomorrow?

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 18:13 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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Be on the lookout for the deer. Burning dirigibles seem to attract it.

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 18:15 | Link to Comment slotmouth
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Bernanke-Yellen wants moar hindenburg omens.

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 18:15 | Link to Comment SamAdams
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OFF TOPIC, but funny...


""What about pressure cookers?"


"We begin our assault on the infidel. Insha'Allah. Choose your weapons wisely!"

Box Cutter, Pressure Cooker, BB Gun.


Poor Muslim bastards get tagged with box cutters and pressure cookers so the US government can protect the "Homeland" and cement authoritarian measures. And in the wake of this wildly facist wave, Ralphie gets traded for cigarettes doing a bid for a BB gun.

Fucking inasnity.

"Whataya in for, kid?"

Pressure cooker, motherfucker. And don't call me kid, ay!"

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 19:11 | Link to Comment BringOnTheAsteroid
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You ever been hit by a paint ball. It bloody stings, the things should be banned.

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 20:59 | Link to Comment Savyindallas
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Anything that stings should be banned. Why the hell have we not started the war on Bees? or wasps for that matter? The stinging little suckers should be eradicated. We don't need their F'ing pollenization. Monsanto can give us stingerless drone bees. 

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 17:36 | Link to Comment ChaosEquilibrium
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So what does this mean?.........."CONFUSION"...which just what the FED ordered!!!


I look forward to the weight shifting to the other side of the boat!  I think I will watch from afar!:)

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 17:45 | Link to Comment SmittyinLA
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Mission accomplished 


now back to printing 

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 17:47 | Link to Comment SmittyinLA
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the markets were  shocked to learn the "taper" bombs were actually bundles of billions in cash wrapped in brown wrapping paper labeled "taper"

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 18:08 | Link to Comment XitSam
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Hindenburg Schmindenburg

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 18:13 | Link to Comment AccreditedEYE
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What this thing should be called is the "buying opportunity omen", or put more distinctly, the "scare sheep into short selling, make them think they gonna score, then yank the freakin carpet right out from under them-Omen". There are guys salivating at the opportunity to drain you people. Do not short this thing or risk a very un-merry christmas. The knives are out...

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 18:21 | Link to Comment Matt1973
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Tue, 12/17/2013 - 18:28 | Link to Comment stant
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i dont know i am getting those calls again trying to sell me crap investments. that usally happens before a big market drop,

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 18:52 | Link to Comment starman
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stocks to bonds, bonds to stocks unti...........

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 19:09 | Link to Comment TheRideNeverEnds
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bull flag to lead the bears into slaughter one last time before the year is out.


tomorrow the market will be locked up limit, we have not yet reached bernankes year end target of 1850.

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 19:15 | Link to Comment BringOnTheAsteroid
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Good bye sweet America, you were a great nation but your USSR style collapse is on your doorstep. I suspect the Ruskies will have dealt with the collapse of their empire alot better than Americans will. 

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 19:46 | Link to Comment FieldingMellish
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Mein Gott! Ein Hindenburg mein Führer!

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 20:17 | Link to Comment Hindenburg...Oh Man
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Oh shit! not a Hindenburg omen?!!!

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 20:40 | Link to Comment yrbmegr
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How many Hindenburg omens until it's not an omen any more?

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 21:45 | Link to Comment MichiganMilitiaMan
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Tue, 12/17/2013 - 21:04 | Link to Comment FreeNewEnergy
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If you like your omen, you can keep your omen. Amen. Period. End.Of.Story 

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 21:41 | Link to Comment DebtSlaveZombie
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Yawn.  Buying opp.  S&P up 1% on heavy volume tomorrow or Thursday, maybe both.  Here's how this goes:

  • Fed says no taper, will continue as usual (85 billy a month)
  • Says economy shows signs of improvement but more evidence of a sustained recovery is needed
  • S&P rips higher as does gold/silver and pretty much everything
  • 10 yr treasury yield falls 50 to 100 basis points on the announcement
  • Santa rally begins... Next Stop ----> 1830 by year end
  • gold meets resistance at 1250 but pushes through
  • Same sh*t different FED meeting
  • Bernanke rambles garble at the presser
  • ZH posts wordcloud/buzz word speak after Bernanke talks
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