World Markets React To Turkey's 425bps Rate Hike

Tyler Durden's picture

Judging by the reaction from SocGen and JPY crosses (and thus global equity markets), the Turkish Central Bank's decision - to tighten aka ubertaper - has solved all the tapering, tantruming, turmoiling problems in markets. TRY obviously dumped on the news (now at 2.18 -2100 from highs). JPY crosses instantly exploded higher, automatically lifting US (Dow +60) and Japanese (NKY +110) stock futures markets before they closed. Gold fell very modestly ($1). JPY continued to weaken and when markets re-opened, gold dropped further (-$6 at $1250); Dow is now +110 from pre-Turkey, NKY +175pts; S&P futures are up 10points on the news as stops are run to 1800 but the EEM ETF rallied around 1% (only).


TRY is ripping.. these are 2-week lows (or highs for the Lira against the USD)


EEM rallied then faded to a ~1% gain...


JPY was ramped and stocks followed...


Bear in mind that the 1,800 stop witch hunt perfectly tags the closing VWAP from Friday's dump-day - the big question is do we get follow-through...


But the Nikkei can't get enough...


Gold fell modestly on the news... and more when markets reopnened...


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Cojones's picture

Inflation, just what Erdogan needs right now.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Indeed, perhaps if the Fed really wants inflation they should tell all their primary dealers to pay 150% interest on all savings accounts.

let me be clear; roll the mother fucking guillotines, nothing changes otherwise.

Looney's picture

... "roll the mother fucking guillotines"

This is rasiss, homeophobic, and joyfully Schadenfreude. Love it!!!  ;-)



nope-1004's picture

Turkey is a far away country where they speak different from me, so I don't care.  Anyone know when American Idol starts tonight?


asteroids's picture

The fucking Turks, as usual, are insane. An instant 8% raise of interest rates of a (supposedly)  developed country  should cause massive disruption. What appears to have happened is that the PANIC button was hit and the ES raised until people could figure things out. Expect things to return to normal shortly and Turkey to fall into the deep deep shit it deserves. If it doesn't, I assure you, there will be massive disruptions.

game theory's picture

Who has money in savings accounts anymore? 

BoNeSxxx's picture

This market is a carnival freak show... who could trade this happy horseshit?

LawsofPhysics's picture

Anyone with access to certain knowledge and the ability to front-run said freak show.  Confidence around the world in fiat is waning.  I remain long sharcropping and a dependable tribe.

BoNeSxxx's picture

But wouldn't that be cheating?



spastic_colon's picture

and the knowledge of month-end, SOTU, kill the january effect, bury crappy earnings, and front run tomorrows -10B announcement, no trader without access coulda known / s


gotta keep the show alive

Dr. Engali's picture

Actually once you accept the new reality, this is a very easy market to make currency in. The question then becomes what do you do with said currency. Personally I turn the gains into tangibles. The suppression of PMs combined with the levitation of the markets has been very beneficial to my stacks.

NoDebt's picture

"The question then becomes what do you do with said currency."

The central planners have an answer for that, too.  

Cradle to grave, my friend.  Cradle to grave.

If it's any consolation, you'll never be alone.

Freddie's picture

He deserves it because he or Turkey is in with the Saudis, Qatar, USA, UK and Israel with the genocide in Syria against innocent Syrians.

Wahooo's picture

Unless you're Iran selling your oil for lira and buying gold with that lira, why does this matter to anyone at all?


Cocksuckers push PM's down.  IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT THE NEWS IS.  Gold & Silver go down.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Personally, I like sales on PMs.

disabledvet's picture

these are entire mines on sale now.

You'll need to hire a very good mining company.

I hear this is a pretty good one:
Down a solid 14% to start the year.

somebody has really done the math here.
a "club we're not in" indeed.
but this ain't no country club.

CoonT's picture

I always thought that the problem with miners, is that by the time they are the place to be, they get nationalized. 

NoDebt's picture

See, they got this.  No problem.  I am a convert and now believe deeply in the wisdom and benefits of centralized planning.

BoNeSxxx's picture

I am drinking the Kool-Aid with you NoDebt...

Next time my brain tells me to buy FAZ, I am going to buy Apple and Netflix... Just like that Seinfeld episode where George does the opposite of everything he would normally do.

Let's see how it works out.

NoDebt's picture

Absolutely.  Remember, "it's not a lie if YOU believe it."  (George Costanza)

buzzsaw99's picture

ah, the costanza trade. only works if every instinct you ever have is always wrong

fazmobile = betting against the banks by giving money to the, er, banks. kick the tires, take it out for a spin around the block, but you damn sure don't buy it and put it into long term parking.

slightlyskeptical's picture

That only works for betting on football. A wise man told me to take a look at all the games, narrow it down to four, study harder and narrow it down to one. Then bet the other way.

LawsofPhysics's picture

I say the same thing everytime PMs go on sale.

the 300000000th percent's picture

Problem solved, dow 18000

FieldingMellish's picture

Who needs gold now that the massive economy of Turkey is (apparently) saved from destruction.

The Shootist's picture

Turkey has a vibrant gun industry for some reason.

the 300000000th percent's picture

All news is AWESOME NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pragmatic hobo's picture

i thought everything was fixed already ...

NoDebt's picture

It's the "Ford" global economy.  If you're even remotely a car-guy you already know what this means.







Thank God for central planning.  Without their wizard-like mechanical skills we could never keep this heap running.  Let's face it, we NEED centralized planning.  It's GOOD for us.  We should all learn to accept it and let go of our foolish free market ideas (and our liberty along with it, because we won't need it any more).  

NoDebt's picture

Have no fear.  Even if you can't get it to the shop the centralized planners have a tow truck to come to your aid.  It's called a bail out/in.

FieldingMellish's picture

More on that from POTUS tonite....

Dr. Engali's picture







Miffed Microbiologist's picture

I thought it stood for:


Which is what the economy has been for us little wage slave serfs for years. Only central planners could envision fixing a putrefying slab of meat this economy has become to a state of a living vibrant animal. We have little to lose now so pull the damn plug please.


Legolas's picture

It's the "PONTIAC" global economy.


There, fixed it for ya !


F em all but 6's picture





Dr. Engali's picture

Holy Shiite ! Now all we need is an untaper announcement from the fed and we are off to the races.

fonzannoon's picture

To me this was all about the Nikkei. It closed below 15k yesterday. They need t o ramp the shit out of it to keep Abe in the game.

Mark123's picture

I understand Ade is the only guy left buying $US (other than the Fed with funny money) can't rock that boat!

Silver Garbage Man's picture

False flag then un taper........we got to save face.

Dr. Engali's picture

No the false flag will come when it's time to collapse the markets. We aren't there yet.

Silver Garbage Man's picture

We could go from here to collapsed markets very quickly.

Dr. Engali's picture

When they collapse this market, it will be in nano- seconds, but they will have a reason behind it and a false flag is just the ticket. They don't need a false flag to untaper. They can use any old economic excuse.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

Agreed Doc. But we're getting very F-ing close to the big "C".