VIX Jumps To 1-Week High As Stocks Reverse Gains

Tyler Durden's picture

It appears the early (pre-market) strength in US equities provided just the right amount of stop-hunting room for longs to cover and sellers to re-appear as the S&P 500 tested up towards record highs (and unch year-to-date). US equities ran away from their JPY-related proxy briefly but have collapsed back down to it now as perhaps the tell was a push higher in VIX right from the open. VIX rose over 13% briefly - its highest in a week - as US equities (notably the Dow with no support from Visa or American Express to save its skin) tumbled. Treasuries have ben rallying since 0600ET - about the same time gold and silver were slammed. Precious metals are rallying admirably off the lows as stocks tumble (and the USD is unch on the day now)

 

VIX leading the charge lower...

 

as stocks catch down to JPY crosses...

 

Stock selling prompted PM buying as US equities opened...

 

and Bonds have been bid since PMs were pummeled...